Checking date: 11/12/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Materials science and engineering
Study: Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (221)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
By the end of this subject, students will be able to have: 1. Knowledge and understanding of key aspects of materials science, technology and chemistry. 2. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve problems of materials science, technology and chemistry using established methods; 3. The ability to design in Engineering under specific requirements 4. The ability to design and conduct appropriate experiments of materials science, technology and chemistry, interpret the data and draw conclusions; 5. Workshop and laboratory skills in materials science, technology and chemistry. 6. The ability to select and use appropriate equipment, tools and methods to solve problems of materials science, technology and chemistry; 7. The ability to combine theory and practice to solve problems of materials science, technology and chemistry; 8. An understanding of applicable techniques and methods in materials science, technology and chemistry, and of their limitations.
Description of contents: programme
Study of materials: metallic, ceramic, polymers and composites. Manufacturing and treating techniques of materials. Structure of materials. Mechanical testing of materials. Hardness 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 the subject program (3 ECTS credits). The assistance to the laboratory sessions is MANDATORY. The entrance to the laboratory is enabled once the student has watched the general security video and the specific video for chemistry/materials lab and answered both tests correctly. THE STUDENT CAN NOT ENTER THE LABORATORY IF HE/SHE HAS NOT ANSWERED THE TESTS. THE NON-ASSISTANCE TO THE LABORATORY WITHOUT JUSTIFIED CAUSE IMPLIES SUSPENDING THE CONTINUOUS EVALUATION.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
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.
Additional Bibliography
  • ASBHY. Introduction to Properties, applications and design . Editorial Reverte.
  • J. M. Montes; F.G. Cuevas; J. Cintas. Ciencia e Ingeniería de Materiales. Paraninfo. 2014

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.