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Elements of Metallurgy Self-Study Course

Self-Study | Product code: 21701C

Price: $1400.00 Member Price: $1200.00

This course provides a broad introduction to the fundamental principles of metallurgy. The student will gain an understanding of basic and practical applications in various fields of metals and alloy behavior and manufacturing processes. This course is a valuable prerequisite for taking more technically challenging courses that will be required for career development.

Practical knowledge of both chemistry and physics is beneficial for problem solving. Please bring a scientific calculator to this course.


Target Audience

  • Engineers and Materials Technologists
  • Mechanical, Industrial, Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineers
  • Forging, Casting, Rolling and Extrusion Process Engineers
  • Laboratory Managers


Required Pre-Requisites

College level chemistry and physics.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the recovery of metals from their ores
  • Discuss the reasons for alloy behavior in tensile, hardness, and impact tests
  • Choose between means of strengthening metal alloys
  • Differentiate between hot and cold working
  • Interpret microstructures
  • Interpret a phase diagram
  • Describe heat treatment of steels and nonferrous alloys
  • Recognize potential failure modes in metal products


Continuing Education Units: 3.0

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