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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Material Behavior by Georgia Institute of Technology

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About the Course

Have you ever wondered why ceramics are hard and brittle while metals tend to be ductile? Why some materials conduct heat or electricity while others are insulators? Why adding just a small amount of carbon to iron results in an alloy that is so much stronger than the base metal? In this course, you will learn how a material’s properties are determined by the microstructure of the material, which is in turn determined by composition and the processing that the material has undergone. This is the first of three Coursera courses that mirror the Introduction to Materials Science class that is taken by most engineering undergrads at Georgia Tech. The aim of the course is to help students better understand the engineering materials that are used in the world around them. This first section covers the fundamentals of materials science including atomic structure and bonding, crystal structure, atomic and microscopic defects, and noncrystalline materials such as glasses, rubbers, and polymers....

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Mar 29, 2018

Material Behavior is a key subject for material studies and also very important for the mechanical engineering career. This course is very helpful and very easy to understand the hole concepts.

May 29, 2020

This was very useful for me to understand the material beviour , crystal structure of various material , material type after that got the sufficient knowledge about material beviour

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By mudit

Mar 11, 2019

good communication skill


Oct 21, 2020

Interesting topic

By Naresh S

May 9, 2020

nice learning ex


Jan 9, 2017

Very good course

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By Paolo C

Apr 11, 2020

In my opinion Module 6 stuff is too large and would need further split and more videos. Furthermore more example from the engineering material experience, would be beneficial for the metal behaviour comprehension.

Having said that, my review is positive.

By Anjali B

Jul 4, 2019

After week 2 it gets very hard for students that do not study Engineering. But it is still interesting to learn about material behavior.

By nayab a k

Dec 5, 2018

It is a good course that build up and boost your basic concepts about different classes of materials.

By Saitheja

Jun 12, 2020


By Roshan K T

May 11, 2020

Its good for beginners in Materials Engineering field

By Dulin R

Nov 23, 2020

excellent course

By Soorya D

Jul 11, 2020

Not very impressive, considering the standard of Georgia Tech. Doesn't explain formulae, speaks too slow and too much to explain one term. Not satisfied at all.

By Tan W L

Mar 17, 2017

Unable to download certain materials and no spontaneous reply was made

By Robin v

Dec 3, 2020

Zero stars. The forums are unmoderated; student questions remain unanswered. At least one quiz question is incorrectly graded. The instructor speaks in a monotone. The movement through the concepts can be rapid. It might help to know that the course is based on "The Science and Design of Engineering Materials," Second Edition.