CHE 2501

Subject: ENGINEERING

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Course No. and Title:

CHE 2501 General Materials Science

Credit Value:

Three (3) credit hours

Course Description:

The principles relating the properties and behavior of engineering materials to their structure; atomic bonding forces and strength of interatomic and intermolecular bonding forces, atomic arrangements in solids, structural imperfections and atom movements in solids; principles of phase diagrams and their application to multiphase materials, with particular reference to the iron-carbon system; mechanical and electrical properties of engineering material; semiconductors, polymers and ceramics; and their relation to internal structure.

Prerequisite:

CHEM 1982/1987 or equivalent, MATH 1013 or equivalent.

Course Author:

Guida Bendrich

Course Features:

The LMS-based course is structured in Learning Modules. Most of the modules contain slides, a forum-style discussion section, sample problems, and a brief chapter summary. These materials should be used in conjunction with the course text (see Course Text below).

Course Format:

The course covers the following topics:

  • Section 1: Basics
    • Chemistry Revisited
    • Atomic Order in Solids
    • Atomic Disorder in Solids
    • Atoms and Ions in Motion
  • Section 2: Metals and Metal Alloys
    • Mechanical Properties
    • Multiphase Materials
    • Metal Alloys
  • Section 3: Material Problems
    • Failure of Materials
  • Section 4: Non-metallic Materials (when applicable, the content from this section will be discussed in conjunction with the content from Sections 1 to 3)
    • Polymers
    • Composites
    • Ceramics
  • Section 5: (when applicable, the content from this section will be discussed in conjunction with the content from Sections 1 to 3)
    • An introduction to Electrical, Thermal, Magnetic, and Optical Properties 
Course Text

One of the following course texts:

  1. Materials Science and Engineering - An Introduction, W.D. Callister Jr., John Wiley & Sons -- 6th edition to the current edition is acceptable, OR
  2. Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers, J.F. Shackelford, Prentice Hall, 5th edition to the current edition is acceptable.
Textbooks can be ordered from the UNB Fredericton Bookstore:
506-453-4664
Assignments and Examinations:

Regular self-motivated assignments, one self-motivated midterm test and one self-motivated final exam will help the learner to prepare for the 100% final exam. Final exam is a written paper exam.

All mid-term exams and final exams for online courses will be invigilated at an approved time and location. Please refer to the Online Exam Request Form to book.

Time Limit:

6 months from registration date. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date of your course.

Fees:

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable online fee per course. Fees are subject to change by the Board of Governors.
More information on fees for this course.

Methods of Payment:

Once you complete the Apply Now form below, please send payment. Methods of payment accepted:
Cash (Do not send in the mail. Please deliver to the College of Extended Learning, 2nd Level, Wu Centre, UNB Fredericton Campus)
Cheque or money order (Mail to UNB College of Extended Learning, PO Box 4400, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3)
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Apply Now!
If you have previously registered in this online course and wish to register again, please contact us at 453-4646 to complete the registration process.