Atomic and molecular structure, crystals and amorphous structure. Metallic state. Defects in crystals.

Conductors, semi-conductors and insulators.

  Alloy Theory – Application to industrial alloys. Steel in particular.

 Engineering properties – Their control, hot and cold working, heat treatment, etc. Creep, fatigue and fracture. Corrosion and corrosion control.

 Non-metallic materials – glass, rubber, concrete, plastics, wood and ceramics.

 Elastic and plastic deformations: Defects in metals.


Level of Study: 200 Level