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Minor Materials Engineering (24 credits)

Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering     Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Program Requirements

Minor Adviser: Prof. Nate Quitoriano (Minor Coordinator), Wong Building, Room 3610

Engineering students may obtain a Materials Engineering Minor by completing 24 credits chosen from the required and complementary courses listed below. By a careful selection of complementary courses, Engineering students may obtain this Minor with a minimum of 15 additional credits.

Required Courses

15 credits

  • CHEE 380 Materials Science (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Structure/property relationship for metals, ceramics, polymers and composite materials. Atomic and molecular structure, bonds, electronic band structure and semi-conductors. Order in solids: crystal structure, disorders, solid phases. Mechanical properties and fracture, physico-chemical properties, design. Laboratory exercises.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Jean-Luc Meunier (Fall)

    • (3-1-5)
  • CHEE 484 Materials Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Processes for forming and producing engineering materials such as amorphous, semicrystalline, textured and crystal-oriented substances and composites. Phase transformations, nucleation and growth. Effect of processing variables on the properties of the finished article. Process of blending and alloying. Shaping and joining operations. Vessel equipment design for chemical engineering applications.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Anne-Marie Kietzig (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 380
    • Corequisite: CHEE 315
  • MIME 260 Materials Science and Engineering (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Structure properties and fabrication of metals, polymers, ceramics, composites; engineering properties: tensile, fracture, creep, oxidation, corrosion, friction, wear; fabrication and joining methods; principles of materials selection.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Mathieu Brochu (Fall) Jun Song (Winter)

    • (2-2-5)
  • MIME 345 Applications of Polymers (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Applications of synthetic and natural polymers and composites as engineering materials, e.g. in biomedical, automotive and aerospace applications. Thermoplastics, thermosets and elastomers. Animal and plant origin, degradable and non-degradable polymers. Particulate and fibre reinforced polymer matrix composites. Manufacturing routes, and characterization tools for their physical, thermal, mechanical and chemical properties.

    Terms: Summer 2015

    Instructors: Marta Cerruti (Summer)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: MIME 261 or permission of instructor.
  • MIME 465 Metallic and Ceramic Powders Processing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Powder metallurgy and ceramic processing. Fabrication, characterization and properties of powders. Powder consolidation techniques. Sintering and densification mechanisms. Properties of porous compacts. Design of fabrication process. Particularities and classification of ceramic systems.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Mathieu Brochu (Fall)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: MIME 360
  • MIME 467 Electronic Properties of Materials (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Electrons as particles and waves, Schrodinger's Equation, electrical and thermal conductivity, semiconductors, semiconductor devices, fundamentals of magnetism, superconductivity and superconductive materials, dielectric materials, optical properties of materials, LASERs and waveguides. Advanced materials and their technological applications. An introduction to quantum mechanics will be included which will be the foundation upon which energy band diagrams will be built and understood.

    Terms: Summer 2015

    Instructors: Nathaniel Quitoriano (Summer)

    • (3-1.5-4.5)
    • Prerequisites: MATH 263 and MIME 261
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MIME 367

* Students choose either CHEE 380 or MIME 260.

Complementary Courses

9 credits from the following:

  • CHEE 587 Chemical Processing: Electronics Industry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Introduction to semiconductors and elementary semiconductor devices. Chemical processes and unit operations in the manufacture of microelectronic components with emphasis on silicon chip fabrication, fundamentals of crystal growth, photolithography, deposition of thin films, dopant diffusion, plasma and chemical etching, packaging. Safety and environmental concerns. Sustainability practices in this industry.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Dimitrios Berk (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: CHEE 310, CHEE 315, and CHEE 380, or equivalent courses, or instructor permission.
  • ECSE 545 Microelectronics Technology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Basic techniques in the fabrication of microelectronic circuits. Four-point probe, alloyed contacts, diffusion processes, ion implantation epitaxy, silicon dioxide, photolithography, selected diffusion and metallization, transistor fabrication, dry etching, monolithic integrated circuits, isolation, mask making, thin and thick film components, MOS gate voltage and integrated circuits.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: ECSE 432 or ECSE 533
  • MECH 530 Mechanics of Composite Materials (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Fiber-reinforced composites. Stress, strain, and strength of composite laminates and honeycomb structures. Failure modes and failure criteria. Environmental effects. Manufacturing processes. Design of composite structures. Computer modelling of composites. Computer techniques are utilized throughout the course.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Mahdi Arian Nik (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Corequisite: MECH 321 or equivalent/instructor's permission.
  • MIME 360 Phase Transformations: Solids (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Free energy (equilibrium) and kinetic (non-equilibrium) considerations, phase diagrams and TTT diagrams, solid state diffusion, diffusional (nucleation and growth) and shear (martensitic) transformations.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Richard Chromik (Fall)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Pre/Corequisite: MIME 212.
    • Prerequisite: MIME 260 or MIME 261.
  • MIME 512 Corrosion and Degradation of Materials (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Electrochemical theory of metal corrosion, Evans Diagrams, corrosion rate controlling mechanisms, mixed corrodents, alloying effects, passivation. Discussion and analysis of the various forms of corrosion. Corrosion prevention methods. Oxidation of alloys-mechanisms and kinetics. Degradation of ceramics and polymers. Case studies.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: George Demopoulos (Winter)

    • (3-1.5-4.5)
    • Prerequisites: MIME 261 and MIME 352 or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MIME 412.
  • MIME 560 Joining Processes (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Physics of joining; interfacial requirements; energy sources, chemical, mechanical and electrical; homogeneous hot-joining, arc-, Mig-, Tig-, gas-, thermite- and Plasma-welding; Autogeneous hot-joining, forge-, pressure-, friction-, explosive-, electron beam- and laser-welding; Heterogeneous hot-joining, brazing, soldering, diffusion bonding; Heterogeneous cold joining, adhesives, mechanical fastening; Filler materials; Joint metallurgy; Heat affected zone, non-metallic systems; joint design and economics; defects and testing methods.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: MIME 250 and MIME 360
  • MIME 561 Advanced Materials Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Advanced topics in materials design problems. Discussion and laboratory work, supplemented by detailed technical reports. Special attention is given to selection, design and failure problems in various materials systems.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (0-4-5)
    • Prerequisite: MIME 362 or equivalent
  • MIME 563 Hot Deformation of Metals (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : High temperature deformation processing of metallic materials. Topics include static and dynamic recrystallization, recovery, precipitation; effect of deformation on phase transformations and microstructural evolution during industrial processing. Mathematical modelling of microstructural evolution.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MIME 360 and MIME 362
    • Prerequisite (Graduate): MIME 362 or equivalent
  • MIME 569 Electron Beam Analysis of Materials (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Emphasis on operation of scanning and transmission electron microscopes. Topics covered are electron/specimen interactions, hardware description; image contrast description; qualitative and quantitative (ZAF) x-ray analysis; electron diffraction pattern analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Raynald Gauvin (Fall)

    • (2-3-4)
    • Prerequisite: MIME 317
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