Checking date: 26/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Materials Technology
Study: Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (221)


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

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Materials Science and Engineering
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. A systematic understanding of the key aspects and concepts of technology of materials, through the relationship among processing, structure and properties of different materials. 2. A coherent knowledge of their branch of engineering including some at the forefront of the branch, to develop technologies in areas where processing, structure and properties can be related. 3. Awareness of the wider multidisciplinary context of engineering, opening concepts of technology of materials for their relationship to other areas. 4. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems of technology of materials using established methods, explaining the performance of materials in different working areas. 5. The ability to design and conduct appropriate experiments of technology of materials, interpret the data and draw conclusions. 6. Workshop and laboratory skills of technology of materials. 7. The ability to combine theory and practice to solve problems related to technology of materials. 8. An awareness of the non-technical implications of engineering practice in the field of technology of materials.
Description of contents: programme
-Materials technology and the consequences on final properties. Main manufacturing processes of metals, ceramics and polymers. Effect on microstructure and properties - Metals. Casting and microstructure development. - Metals. Basics of plastic deformation. - Welding. Defectology. Inspection and testing. - Powder Technology. Ceramic Materials Processing. - Polymers and manufactures methods. - In-Service behavior: fracture, fatigue, creep, corrosion and wear. - Surface treatments. How to increase the component performance
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. 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.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • Kalpakjian, Schmid. Manufacturing Engineering & Technology . Pearson Education. 2005
  • M.F. Ashby, D.R.H. Jones.. Engineering Materials (1 & 2): An Intro. to Microstructures, Processing and Design. Elsevier. 2006
  • M.P. Groover. Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing: MaterialsProcessesandSystems. Pearson Edu.. 2010

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