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ENGR 270 Materials Science

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

Application of basic principles of physics and chemistry to the engineering properties of materials with emphasis on the relationship between atomic- and micro-structure and the mechanical and electrical properties of metals, concrete, polymers, ceramics, and semiconducting materials. The effect of heat, stress, imperfections, and chemical environment on material properties. Selection of materials to meet engineering design criteria. Acquisition, analysis, and presentation of experimental data. (Spring only)

Units: 4
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: CHEM 210, PHYS 250
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU , UC