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Materials Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science

MTRL: Materials Engineering

MTRL 201 (3) Technical Communication
Written and oral communication in business correspondence, engineering design methods, report preparation, and oral presentations of technical material. Restricted to students in second year of the Materials Engineering Program. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: One of APSC 176, ENGL 110, ENGL 111, ENGL 112, ENGL 120, ENGL 121.
Corequisite: MTRL 280.
Equivalency: APSC 201.
MTRL 250 (4) Principles and Calculations in Materials Engineering
Basic heat and mass balances applied to materials engineering; thermodynamic principles applied to materials processing: heat of reaction, free energy, activity, phase equilibrium. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-2]
Equivalency: MMAT 250.
MTRL 252 (4) Thermodynamics of Materials I
High temperature equilibria: reactions involving gases, Ellingham diagrams, phase diagrams; thermodynamics of combustion systems relevant to materials engineering; advanced heat and mass balances applied to materials engineering. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-2]
Equivalency: MMAT 252.
MTRL 263 (3) Transport Phenomena I - Fluid Mechanics
Fluid statics; fluid mechanics; laminar and turbulent flow; equations of continuity and motion; boundary layers; flow in conduits and packed and fluidized beds; flow measurements. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0-2]
Equivalency: MMAT 263.
MTRL 264 (3) Transport Phenomena II - Heat Transport
Conduction, forced and natural convection, and radiation. Heat transfer with fluid flow, applications of heat exchange, and solidification of castings. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0-2]
MTRL 280 (3) Materials in Design
The process of materials selection for different design criteria; the importance of shape and processing variables; the use of computer software in the selection process. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0-3]
Equivalency: MMAT 280.
MTRL 340 (3) Manufacturing in Materials Engineering
Manufacturing processes from a materials perspective; metal casting, heat treating processes, forming processes, machining, and joining. Role of manufacturing in microstructure and material properties development and on component performance. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: APSC 278.
MTRL 350 (4) Thermodynamics of Materials II
Low temperature equilibria: solution thermochemistry, electrochemistry, chemical potential and free energy diagrams applied to materials processing and thermodynamic modelling. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-2]
Prerequisite: One of MMAT 250, MTRL 250.
Equivalency: MTRL 350.
MTRL 358 (3) Hydrometallurgy I
Aqueous extraction of metals from ores and concentrates. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0-2]
Equivalency: MTRL 358.
MTRL 359 (1) Hydrometallurgy I Laboratory
Laboratory exercises on aqueous extraction of metals from ores and concentrates. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [0-3*-0]
Corequisite: One of MMAT 358, MTRL 358.
Equivalency: MMAT 359.
MTRL 361 (4) Modelling of Materials Processes
Mathematical and physical modelling of processes employed in the production of materials. The application of models to analyse, design and improve materials production. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-2]
Equivalency: MMAT 361.
MTRL 363 (3) Transport Phenomena III - Mass Transport
Diffusion and mass transfer with chemical reaction; gas-liquid, gas-solid and liquid-liquid systems; analysis of mass transfer processes in metallurgical operations; mixing in continuous and batch processes. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0-2]
Prerequisite: All of MTRL 263, MTRL 264.
MTRL 365 (3) Mechanical Behaviour of Materials
Polycrystalline and single crystal deformation; dislocation theory; strengthening mechanisms; fracture mechanics; fatigue; high temperature deformation mechanisms. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: APSC 278.
Equivalency: MMAT 365.
MTRL 378 (3) Phase Transformations
Solidification and solid state transformations; nucleation and growth processes; segregation and structure in castings; phase changes in steel; transformation diagrams; diffusion equations. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-2*]
Equivalency: MMAT 378.
MTRL 381 (1) Structure and Properties Laboratory
Structure and properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals; heat treatment; hardenability; metallography; age hardening. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [0-3*-0]
Corequisite: All of MTRL 365, MTRL 378.
Equivalency: MMAT 381.
MTRL 382 (4) Ceramics
Fundamentals of engineering ceramics focusing on raw materials, forming, sintering and properties, characterization, and design with ceramics. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-3*-0]
Equivalency: MMAT 382.
MTRL 392 (2) Engineering Technical Communication
Written and oral technical communication. Report preparation and oral presentation of technical information. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-0-2]
Prerequisite: One of APSC 201, MTRL 201.
MTRL 394 (4) Polymer and Polymer Matrix Composites
The structure and properties of polymeric materials, reinforced polymers and polymer matrix composites with emphasis on their engineering properties and applications. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-2]
Equivalency: MMAT 394.
MTRL 398 (1) Engineering Written Communication
Written communication in engineering. Reporting of technical material. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of APSC 201, MTRL 201.
MTRL 442 (3) Coatings and Surface Modification
Strategies for ceramic and metallic coatings by melting-solidification, from the vapour state and from solution, and methods of surface modification. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: APSC 278.
MTRL 451 (3) Microstructural Analysis Laboratory
Basic principles and techniques of microstructural analysis with particular reference to engineered materials including x-ray, SEM microprobe TEM and high energy electron analysis. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-3*-2]
Equivalency: MMAT 451.
MTRL 455 (3) Economic Aspects of Materials Engineering
Time value of money, cash flows, capital and operating cost estimation, financial decision making and relevant case studies. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0-2]
Equivalency: MMAT 455.
MTRL 456 (3) Environmental Degradation of Materials
Fundamental aspects of environmental degradation of metals (corrosion), ceramics, adn polymers, with an empasis on aqueous environments. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0-2]
MTRL 458 (3) Hydrometallurgy II
Leaching, purification, precipitation, regeneration; thermodynamics and kinetics of separation steps; electrochemical applications. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: One of MMAT 358, MTRL 358.
Equivalency: MMAT 458.
MTRL 460 (3) Monitoring and Optimization of Materials Processing
Measurement systems for materials processing and evaluation, methods of data collection and analysis in materials engineering, materials processing monitoring and control, design of experiments for materials processing and optimization. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0-2]
Prerequisite: All of STAT 251, APSC 278.
MTRL 466 (3) Engineering Project I
Design projects to illustrate the full spectrum of design encountered in Metals and Materials Engineering including the design of components, structures and processes used to manufacture materials. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-0-5]
Equivalency: MMAT 466.
MTRL 467 (3) Engineering Project II
Design projects to illustrate the full spectrum of design encountered in Metals and Materials Engineering including the design of components, structures and processes used to manufacture materials. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-0-5]
Equivalency: MMAT 467.
MTRL 471 (3) Nanofibre Technology
Introduction to nanomaterials in the form of fibres and composites, including processing, structure, characterization methods, properties, and modeling. Credit will only be given for one of MTRL 471 or MTRL 571. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
MTRL 472 (3) Welding and Joining of Materials
Case studies addressing temperature modelling in welding and joining, material selection for welds and joints, calculation of properties for welds and joints, mechanical analysis of joints, and design of welding and joining procedures. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0-2]
Prerequisite: All of MTRL 365, MTRL 378.
MTRL 475 (3) Microstructure Engineering
Follows the production of metallurgical products, focusing on process design models used to describe solidification, recrystallization, and precipitation. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0-2]
Prerequisite: All of MTRL 365, MTRL 378.
MTRL 478 (3) Electronic Materials
Semiconductor materials, MOSFET structure, operation and applications in digital circuits, fabrication techniques, basic mask and fabrication flow design and semiconductor fabrication process theories at an entry level. [3-0-0]
MTRL 485 (3) Failure of Materials
Failure by excess deformation, fracture, fatigue, and environmental effects. Failure theories and case studies of engineering failures. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0-2]
Prerequisite: All of MECH 260, MTRL 365.
MTRL 486 (3) Nondestructive Evaluation
Principles of test methods; inspection techniques and equipment; quantitative flaw evaluation; reliability analysis. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0-2]
Equivalency: MMAT 486.
MTRL 489 (1) Seminar III
Training and practice in public speaking and presentation of technical papers. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [0-0-1]
Equivalency: MMAT 489.
MTRL 494 (3) Composite Materials
Understanding the properties and the mechanical behaviour of composite materials with emphasis on analysis, design, and manufacturing. Credit will only be given for one of MTRL 494, 594. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Equivalency: MMAT 494.
MTRL 495 (3) Biomaterials
Engineered materials in medical applications with an emphasis on material properties, functionality, design, and material response in the biological environment. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0-2]
Prerequisite: APSC 278.
Equivalency: MMAT 495.
MTRL 497 (1-6) d Special Topics in Materials Engineering
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MTRL 512 (3) Material Optimization for the Manufacture of Structural Metallic Components
Phase transformations and strengthening of advanced engineering alloys (e.g. steels, aluminum, magnesium and titanium alloys) with particular emphasis on structure-property development relevant to the latest materials manufacturing technologies. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MTRL 515 (3) Advanced Simulation and Modelling Tools for Materials Manufacturing
Mathematical modeling of manufacturing processes; Computer Aided Engineering tools; application examples will be drawn from a range of manufacturing operations. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MTRL 517 (3) Case Studies in Advanced Materials Manufacturing
The full spectrum of design encountered including the design of components, structures and processes used to manufacture materials. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MTRL 550 (2-4) c Metallurgical Thermodynamics
Application of advanced thermodynamic principles in metallurgical processes. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of MMAT 350, MTRL 350.
Equivalency: MMAT 550.
MTRL 557 (3) Separation Science in Aqueous Metal Processing
The theory of solvent extraction and ion exchange, membrane separations, chemical precipitation, electrochemical separations and other techniques for aqueous metal processing, applications from the metal processing literature. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: MMAT 557.
MTRL 558 (3) Corrosion
Modern theories relating to corrosion and corrosion protection of metals. Thermodynamic and kinetic phenomena, corrosion measurements, inhibition and passivation, design for corrosive environments, stress corrosion cracking theory. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of MMAT 456, MTRL 456.
Equivalency: MMAT 558.
MTRL 559 (3) Advanced Hydrometallurgy
Advanced thermochemical modeling of hydrometallurgical unit operations to include extraction, separation, and recovery of base metals. Application to flow-sheet analysis. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MTRL 562 (3) Finite Elements in Heat Transfer
Application of the finite element method to heat transfer and solidification; steady state and transient heat conduction; latent heat evolution and radiation. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: MMAT 562.
MTRL 564 (3) Hydrometallurgical Reactor Design and Analysis
Batch leaching kinetics, leaching mechanisms; statistical methods for design of multiparticle continuous leaching reactors; coupled heat and mass balances, mixing phenomena, redox and precipitation reactions, complex mineralogical feeds; heap and dump leaching. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: MMAT 564.
MTRL 570 (3) Deformation of Crystalline Materials
Nature and properties of lattice imperfections; dislocation theory and its use to describe work hardening, creep, structure of grain boundaries and other phenomena. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: MMAT 570.
MTRL 571 (3) Advanced Nanofibre Technology
Processing and properties of nanomaterials in the context of fibrous and composite materials. Credit will only be given for one of MTRL 471, 571. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
MTRL 575 (3) Advanced Phase Transformations
Thermodynamic and kinetic bases for the theory of phase transformations in the condensed state. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: MMAT 575.
MTRL 578 (3) Microstructural Evolution of Deformed Materials
Physical mechanisms of microstructure evolution; structure, energy and mobilities of grain boundaries, grain boundary segregation, precipitation, recovery, recrystallization, grain growth; microstructure engineering of steels. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: MMAT 578.
MTRL 579 (3) Physics of Microfabrication: Front End Processing
Practical aspects, physical models, and simulations of Si-based nanofabrication processes such as oxidation, diffusion, ion implantation, chemical vapor deposition, etching, stress techniques. Semiconductor device physic basics will also be discussed. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
MTRL 582 (3) Advanced Ceramics
Complex silicate structures; ion exchange in silicates; kinetics of solid state reactions; kinetics of high temperature processes. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: MMAT 582.
MTRL 585 (3) Topics in Fracture Mechanics
The equations and concepts of linear elastic fracture mechanics. Fracture toughness testing, statistical theories of fracture and proof testing, stress corrosion cracking and static fatigue. Acoustic emission and other nondestructive testing methods. Case studies of large scale fractures of pressure vessels and structures. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: MMAT 585.
MTRL 588 (3) Electrochemical Science, Engineering and Technology
Electrochemical interfaces; electrode reactions; thermodynamics; kinetics and transport processes in electrochemical systems; experimental techniques. Electrochemical reactors and processes; modelling, design and economics. Electrochemical technologies; electrosynthesis, batteries and fuel cells. Electro-metallurgy; electrowinning and refining of metals, corrosion, leaching and cementation. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: CHBE 577, MMAT 588.
MTRL 592 (2-6) d Advanced Topics in Materials Engineering
May be arranged on approval of the department head. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: MMAT 592.
MTRL 593 (1-6) c Directed Studies in Materials Engineering
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Equivalency: MMAT 593.
MTRL 594 (3) Advanced Composite Materials
Processing and properties of advanced polymer based composite materials with emphasis on analysis, design, and manufacturing. Credit will only be given for one of MTRL 494, 594. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
MTRL 595 (3) Advanced Biomaterials
Formation and structure-function relations of biological materials, the interaction of tissue-synthetic biomaterials, advanced biomaterials design, biomimetic processing, and current progress in drug delivery systems and biomedical devices. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: MMAT 595.
MTRL 596 (12) M.Sc. Thesis
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Equivalency: MMAT 596.
MTRL 597 (6) M.Eng. Project
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Equivalency: MMAT 597.
MTRL 598 (0) Seminar
Presentation and discussion of current topics in metals and materials research. A required course for graduate students in metals and materials which carries no academic credit.
Equivalency: MMAT 598.
MTRL 599 (12) Thesis
For M.A.Sc. Degree. Research studies in chemical metallurgy, physical metallurgy, or ceramics. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: MMAT 599.
MTRL 699 (0) Doctoral Dissertation
Equivalency: MMAT 699.

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