Materials Engineering is a Co-op Program as of April 2006. Here you can find a description of the courses that students are required to take divided by years. Click on the suggested curriculum below that applies to your situation. For complete program details, Click here to go to the online course calendar.
- U0 – Students arriving from out of province take a year of university level chemistry, physics and mathematics and some Humanities and Social Science classes.
- U1 – Students discover the foundations of materials engineering in introductory level courses on structure, properties of materials and processing of materials (extractive metallurgy and mineral processing). Additional required coursework this year includes topics in civil and mechanical engineering, chemistry, and engineering communications.
- U1 Summer – Students are encouraged to get a head start and take a required math course (MATH 263, 3 credits).
- U2 – In the fall, students take a rich mixture of intermediate courses in phase transformations, heat and fluid flow along with other required coursework (electrical machinery, computer programming, civil engineering). In the winter, most students find their first work-term placement.
- U2 Summer – Students return from their first 4-month work term to complete a summer term consisting of additional intermediate coursework on electronic properties, characterization techniques, and extractive metallurgy.
- U3 – Students take upper level coursework on mineral processing, mechanical properties, polymers, powder metallurgy, and process engineering. Also, in the winter term, students get the first opportunity to take a Technical Complementary course.
- U3 Summer and U4 Fall – Students go out on an 8-month work term placement.
- U4 Winter – Students return from their work term placement and take the Capstone design course (MIME452), other upper level courses on steelmaking as well as Technical Complementary course of their choosing.