Introduction to materials and selection methods. Topics include structure/properties relationships, mechanical properties of metals, strengthening mechanisms, failure analysis phase/transformation diagrams, thermal processing, metal alloys, corrosion, near net shape processes. Research paper/presentation. Lab experiments include hardness and mechanical test methods, thermal processing with micromoisture evaluation. (4 cr. hrs.) (Fall). Prerequisite: PHYS 1010, TECH 1110, TECH 1120, TECH 1130. Lecture/laboratory. Lab fee.