Course Description

Course Name

Structural Properties of Materials

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


The characteristic properties of the metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites will be introduced by dealing with the structural properties of the materials.

Course Objectives
The purpose of this course is to cultivate the basic knowledge of materials by understanding the structural properties of materials. The students are expected to understand the mechanical and electrical properties of metals, ceramics, and polymers in terms of atomic or electronic behaviors of the materials.

Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering, 4th Edition, Wiley

General Introduction

Atomic Structure and Interatomic Bonding

Structures of Metals and Ceramics

Polymer Structures

Midterm Exam. 1

Imperfections in Solids


Mechanical Properties

Deformation and Strengthening Mechanisms


Midterm Exam. 2

Phase Diagrams

Phase Transformations

Electrical Properties

Synthesis, Fabrication, and Processing of Materials

Final Exam.

*Course content subject to change