Materials Science and Engineering

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Materials Science and Engineering

  • Host University

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering, Materials Science Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Materials science and engineering (222 - 13978)
    Study: Bachelor in Electrical Power Engineering
    Semester 2/Spring Semester
    2nd Year Course/Lower Division

    Competences and Skills that will be Acquired and Learning Results:

    To know the structure, composition, processing, properties and performance of different families of materials and relationship among them.
    To be able to select materials as a function of their applications in different engineering fields.
    To know the more adequate standardized tests to evaluate properties and performance of materials, and to analyze the results.
    Regarding general capabilities or skills, during the year, students will work:
    - Ability to solve complex problems.
    - Ability to look for, to understand and to discriminate the relevant information to take a decision.
    - Ability to use multi-disciplinary knowledges to solve a problem.
    - Ability to work in groups and distribute work to face up to complex problems.
    Regarding student attitudes after the year, they should get:
    - A collaborative attitude to get from other people information, skills and knowledge necessary to manufacture components with specified applications.

    Description of Contents/Course Description:

    Study of materials: metallic, ceramic, polymers and composites.
    Manufacturing and treating techniques of materials.
    Structure of materials.
    Mechanical testing of materials.
    Conductor, semiconductor, isolating and magnetic materials: application in electric technology.
    Materials performance.
    Selection criteria.

    Learning Activities and Methodology:

    Masterly classes, classes to solve doubts in reduced groups, student presentations, individual tutorship and personal work of the student; oriented to acquire theoretical knowledge (3 ECTS credits).
    Laboratory classes, classes for solving problems in reduced groups; individual tutorship and personal work of the student; oriented to acquire practical knowledge related to subject program (3 ECTS credits).

    Assessment System:

    Continuous evaluation will have three parts: (i) three individual exercises, during classes, with a 15% weight; (ii) three individual tests, during classes, with a 15% weight; (iii) laboratory practices, solving a questionnaire or test at the end, with a 10% weight.
    In order to pass the lecture course the total mark must be at least 4.

    Basic Bibliography:

    ASHBY MF, JONES DRH.. Materiales para Ingeniería 1. Introducción a las propiedades, las aplicaciones y el diseño.. Reverté. 2008.
    ASKELAND DR.. "Ciencia e Ingeniería de los Materiales",. International Thomson, 4ª Edición, Madrid, 2001.
    CALLISTER WD.. "Ciencia e Ingeniería de los Materiales". Vol. I,. Ed Reverté, 3ª Edición, Barcelona, 1995.
    MANGONON PL.. Ciencia de Materiales. Selección y Diseño.. Prentice Hall, 1ª Edición, Méjico, 2001.
    SHACKELFORD JF.. "Introducción a la Ciencia de Materiales para ingenieros",. Prentice Hall, 4ª Edición, Madrid, 1998.
    SMITH WF.. "Fundamentos de la Ciencia e Ingeniería de Materiales",. McGraw-Hill, 3ª Edición, Madrid, 2003.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.


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