Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Design (3-3)
Introduction to creative industrial problem-solving and the design process in materials engineering. Topics include material and process selection, project planning and resource management, economic decision making in terms of cost evaluation and profitability, and optimization methods. Weekly discussions explore issues of professionalism including engineering ethics, public safety and environmental concerns in design, codes, and standards, etc. Student design teams define and investigate problems in metallurgical processing, materials selection and evaluation, quality control, etc. Design project teams make written and oral progress reports, as well as a final written report and presentation. Laboratory time is devoted to design projects. Prerequisites: MME 3407 with a grade of "C" or better; MME 4303 and IE 3326.