Viewing: MSE 709 : Metastable Materials: Processing, Structure, and Properties

Last approved: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 09:00:33 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 20:57:10 GMT

Changes proposed by: cckoch
Change Type
Major
MSE (Materials Science and Engineering)
709
032691
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Metastable Materials: Processing, Structure, and Properties
Metastable Mater
College of Engineering
Materials Engineering (14MAT)
14.1801
Materials Engineering.
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Alternate Odd Years
Fall 2019
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
2
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
MSE 791-003Fall 201710
MSE 791-003Fall 20163
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Distance Education (DELTA)
Online (Internet)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
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Carl C. Koch
Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor
Graduate Faculty

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture1010No Course will also be offered via EOL
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC10-1510-15NoCourse will be offered via EOL

Prerequisite: MSE 500 or Instructor Consent
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
The thermodynamics and kinetics of the synthesis and stability of a variety of important metastable materials - those materials that are not in the lowest free energy state for the composition and structure - will be described. The common methods for non-equilibrium processing will be covered. A significant part of the course will be devoted to amorphous materials, including their synthesis, structure, and properties. Other topics will include quasi-crystalline materials, metastable crystalline materials, and shape memory alloys. As background for shape memory alloys, diffusionless phase transformations with emphasis on martensitic transformations will be reviewed.

Metastable materials form an important class of structural and functional materials and the description of their processing, structures, and applications are not given in any course at NCSU.


No

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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Engineering
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The objectives of the course are to provide students with knowledge of important metastable materials that are of interest for structural and functional applications, and to give the students an understanding of the important non-equilibrium processing methods used to produce them.  The materials include amorphous materials, quasi-crystalline materials, metastable solid solutions, metastable crystalline compounds, and shape memory alloys.


Student Learning Outcomes

1. By the end of this course students will be able to evaluate the best processing methods for a given type of metastable material, from either the vapor, liquid, or solid crystalline phase. 


2. They should be able to apply the structure of given metastable materials such as amorphous, quasicrystalline, or metastable crystalline materials to selected properties including mechanical behavior and ferromagnetic properties. 


3. By the end of the course, students will be able to propose the use of shape memory alloys to specific applications where they can offer unique solutions.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Test75Test 1 25%
Test 2 25%
Test 3 25%
Other253 oral and written presentations of selected journal papers, the subject approved by the instructor,
paper 1 8.33%
paper 2 8.33%
paper 3 8.33%
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
non-equilibrium processing methods3 weeksjournal paper studies
amorphous materials6 weeksjournal paper studies
quasicrystalline materials2 weeksjournal paper studies
metastable crystalline materials1 weekjournal paper studies
diffusionless phase transformations2 weeksjournal paper studies
shape memory alloys2 weeks
mlnosbis 10/19/2018:
1) Student Learning Outcomes on CIM form do not match the syllabus. These should also be in list form.
2) Student evaluation methods should be listed separately on the CIM form as they are in the syllabus.
3) Syllabus needs to include all required pieces listed on the Graduate Course Syllabus Checklist, found here https://grad.ncsu.edu/faculty-and-staff/program-development/cim/. Specifically missing are the instructor's policy on attendance and the required PRR statements that must appear ver batim as in the syllabus PRR.
4) The syllabus should use the new course number
5) The title of the course in CIM and on the syllabus should match.

ABGS Reviewer Comments 10/29/2018:
-Consultation Identifies College of Engineering but does not say with whom and a summary of comments. RESPONSE: One of the ABGS Reviewers was from this college, and found no issues with the course.
rfillin (Mon, 20 Aug 2018 20:29:42 GMT): Rollback: The evaluation methods need to e changed. Should be Test 75% 3 tests at 25 points each Oral Presentation 25% 3 Oral Presentations 8.33 points each. There is a typo in the Justification it should be NCSU (you have NSCU)The student learning outcomes need to be updated: please see the format belowStudent learning outcomes should be phrased in terms of observable or measurable behaviors that a student should be expected to demonstrate as a result of taking the course. Some examples of well-written Student Learning Outcomes statements: • "By the end of this course, students will be able to. . . • . . .identify five key provisions of the clean air act" . . .outline the procedure for calibrating a gas chromatograph" . . .interpret poetry in the cultural context of its period" . . .distinguish between conduction and convection" . . .apply structured and semi-structured interviewing techniques in his/her fieldwork" . . .calculate the probability that two sample means will differ by more than 5%" . . .explain which economic and political factors contributed to the outbreak of WW II" . . .design an experiment to determine the effect of temperature on. . ." . . .formulate a resume in the foreign language for a job application abroad" . . .evaluate the usefulness of various anthropological research methods for the study of a specific problem by selecting one of the options and justifying your choice." Student learning outcomes that are phrased. . .the student will: know, learn, appreciate, understand, etc. . . .are not appropriate for this purpose.
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