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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Materials Science: 10 Things Every Engineer Should Know by University of California, Davis

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About the Course

We explore “10 things” that range from the menu of materials available to engineers in their profession to the many mechanical and electrical properties of materials important to their use in various engineering fields. We also discuss the principles behind the manufacturing of those materials. By the end of the course, you will be able to: * Recognize the important aspects of the materials used in modern engineering applications, * Explain the underlying principle of materials science: “structure leads to properties,” * Identify the role of thermally activated processes in many of these important “things” – as illustrated by the Arrhenius relationship. * Relate each of these topics to issues that have arisen (or potentially could arise) in your life and work. If you would like to explore the topic in more depth you may purchase Dr. Shackelford's Textbook: J.F. Shackelford, Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers, Eighth Edition, Pearson Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2015...

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Sep 23, 2020

This course is good for engineers. It illustrated many fundemental and important concept in materials science. The teacher is great who explain nearly everthings in details with words and experiments.


Jul 17, 2017

This course is good for engineers. It illustrated many fundemental and important concept in materials science. The teacher is great who explain nearly everthings in details with words and experiments.

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Jul 1, 2020

This course is amazing. content is very compendium and contain almost all essential aspect of material that i need

By Mohammad M B

Feb 9, 2022

This is a great course for those who are interested in reviewing the fundamental principles of materials science.

By 065 _

Oct 24, 2021

very much helpful , especially i felt like I have been in a conversation with a professor. Its a great experience

By Mallika J

May 26, 2020

Thank you for the course and the details shared which is very useful to understand the behavior of the material .

By Firas C

Jul 13, 2019

Very Good summary of Material science , instructive and very coherent with a great way of delivering information.


Aug 10, 2022

Course was excellant. The content of the course will help for better planning and design of airworthy materials.

By devesh K P

Jul 3, 2020

i would like to thank coursera and UC Davis extension for providing this much important and interesting course.

By Umair M

Mar 14, 2020

Very good explaination & presentation by the Professor. Concise course but very fruitful.


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By Preetish C D

Dec 12, 2016

Covers all the important topics a materials engineer should know. Good course to refresh your materials basics.

By Miguel P

Mar 1, 2022

Mucha informacion desde la ciencia de los materiales para reforzar contenidos estudiados en carreras a fines.

By Mitul B B

Jun 3, 2020

Very good containt... All students who are interested to this topic pls learn yhis course best opportunity...

By Никита П

Apr 4, 2020

Очень интересный курс, однако понять объясняемые темы без предварительного их изучения будет довольно сложно.

By Rishikesh G R

Jun 23, 2017

Great course as an introduction to the subject and while revising as it goes though all the important points.

By shravani g

Jun 29, 2020

Its a very nice course and we got good knowledge regarding materials. Thanking you for this valuable course.

By Chirag G

May 22, 2020

This course gives a basic idea and knowledge about material science. I really enjoyed the course. Thank you.

By Anibal N

Dec 7, 2016


By Vivek P

Feb 9, 2021

Excellent course for learning basics about Material Sciences even without the relevant education background

By Drishya P

May 10, 2020

Beautiful course. Learnt a lot of important technical properties of various materials used in mundane life.

By Paulina C

Sep 11, 2019

Course is very clear, interesting and easy to follow. It was a great way to recall some of the information.


May 27, 2020

Great Course!! But I believe that the topic of "phase diagrams" could be explained in further more details

By Seli A

Apr 18, 2020

I really enjoy the way he explained, it easy for me understand it, thank you in advance for the knowledge


Dec 16, 2022

That Course is too good. I have a suggestion to add more examples of each property so we can relate more.

By ashish s

Sep 11, 2020

Great course..Brush up my basic concept of material science which i have learned in undergraduate courses

By Abhinav

Jul 6, 2020

Excellent course for those who wish to learn the core of material science quickly. Thanks you professor.

By Satish G J

Apr 5, 2020

Very good course to understand the basics of material science. Good for all engineering specializations.