(BMFG 1213)

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

[1]  Explain the basic concepts of engineering materials in terms of interatomic bonding and crystal structure.

[2]  Describe the processing methods for engineering materials.

[3]  Apply the basic understanding of engineering materials properties to determine their processing method.


This course introduces basic concepts of engineering materials that covers introduction to engineering materials, interatomic bonding, crystalline structure and imperfections and diffusion in solid. Explanation on different types of engineering material (i.e. metal, ceramic, polymer and composites), its mechanical properties, basic applications and processing are also included. Introduction to the binary phase diagrams (composition and microstructure correlation) is also given.


[1]  Callister, W.D. Jr., 2010, Materials Science and Engineering - An Introduction, 8th Edition. John Wiley & Sons Inc.

[2]  Smith, W.F., 1998, Principle of Materials Science & Engineering, 4th  Edition, Mc. Graw Hill.

[3]  Shackelford, J.F., 2000, Materials Science and Engineering - An Introduction, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall.

[4]  W. ,2001, Engineering Materials Technology, 3rd Edition, BH Publisher.

[5]  Vernon, J., 2001, Introduction to Engineering Materials, 4th Edition, Palgrave MacMilan.