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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ECH6824

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-12-05
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1754 2006-05-18
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Chemical Engineering EN 2107000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    John T. Wolan 46250 wolan@eng.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ECH 6824 Advance Materials

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Avd. Materials
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Graduate Standing or consent of instructor

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    Principles of structure, structure modification and properties of materials with emphasis on structure-property relationships and modern theory of solids.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Materials are evolving today faster than at any time in history. Industrial and academic sectors regard the development of new and improved materials as an “underpinning technology”, which can stimulate innovation in all branches of engineering, making po

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course is designed to serve as:

    1. a required introductory course for the Cert. in Materials Science and Engineering, and

    2. serve as a foundation course for the devolping Masters degree program in Materials Science and Engineering.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    This course has been offered three times in the past.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Ph.D. in Engineering with emphasis on Materials in degree or research.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    To classify material systems based on physical properties

    To identify the appropriateness of a material system to a specific application

    To appraise materials and their properties toward application

    To formulate applications to be used in research context

    B. Learning Outcomes

    The students will be able to:

    Indentify advanced Metals, inorganic materials, polymers, and composites.

    Describe mechanical, electrical, optical and magnectic properties and apply to applications.

    Electrical, thermal, and magnetic properties

    Phase equilibria and transformations

    Interpret phase diagrams

    Identify structural imperfections: defects, dislocations, slip, fracture, and grain boundaries, and interfacial phenomena: surface tension, contact angles, wetting, lubrication

    Desribe materials and nanomaterials processing techniques, annealing, hardening, nucleation

    Be familar with materials safety data sheets (MSDS), ASTM tests

    C. Major Topics

    Advanced Metals, inorganic materials, polymers, and composites

    Mechanical properties: deformation, strength and fracture, creep and relaxation

    Electrical, thermal, and magnetic properties

    Phase equilibria and transformations

    Phase diagrams

    Structural imperfections: defects, dislocations, slip, fracture, and grain boundaries

    Interfacial phenomena: surface tension, contact angles, wetting, lubrication

    Optical properties: index of refraction, fiber optics, lasers

    Nanomaterials

    Materials processing techniques, annealing, hardening, nucleation

    Materials safety data sheets (MSDS), ASTM tests

    D. Textbooks

    Text: Barrett, Nix and Tetelman; The Principles of Engineering Materials, Prentice Hall publications

    References:

    1. Reed-Hill, Physical Metallurgy Principles, second ed., PWS Publishers

    2. D.A. Porter and K.E. Easterling, Phase Transitions in Metals and Alloys, Chapman and Hall Publishers (1992)

    3. W.D. Callister, Materials Science and Engineering an Introduction, sixth ed., Wiley (2003)

    4. F. W. Billmeyer, Textbook of Polymer Science, 3rd Edition, Wiley

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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