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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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Jul 18, 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.


May 25, 2020

Greatly explained everything. Good blend of practical and theory for all kind of learners. Not get bored at any instant, in fact wants to complete course in single seating. Really amazing experience.

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By Guillermo G T

Oct 22, 2016

Excelent content! Definitely a good explanation to refresh old concepts about material science.


Aug 10, 2020

As im an Mechanical Engineer it helps me lot to memorize and correcting my thought. Thank you

By Adil k

Jun 20, 2020

During lockdown period this course helps me to refine and this also helps in learning so easy.


Jun 14, 2020

Prof.James shackelford is an awesome co-ordinator & I loved and enjoyed to have had his course

By Adarsh P

Apr 16, 2020

Very good course . It provides the fundamentals of Materials Science with lot of illustrations

By yesung k

Nov 13, 2016

Fantastic course! I do hope that I would be able to learn from Professor Shackelford later on.

By Srinidhi R

Jun 30, 2020

Good and intellectual certificated programme. Helpful for Engineering undergraduate students.


Jun 22, 2020

Very informative course. I came to know about concepts in a simple and understandable manner.

By Md. S A

Jun 19, 2020

Great Opportunity have knowledge about core mechanical properties of everday materials in use

By Dr A K K S

Jun 11, 2020

The course is an excellent input and covers the basic about crystal structure and properties

By Dr. S R

May 07, 2020

Wonderful learning experience. Beautifully explained by Prof. James Shackelford of UC Davis.

By Dr V Y

May 05, 2020

Respected organizers its wonderful opportunity to me to participate in such a great program,


Jun 05, 2020

It's very helpful to every enginnering students,don't miss these lectures,it's really grate

By sandhya V

May 17, 2020

I have learnt a lot, the models were good and examples too. i have enjoyed doing the course

By Dr K S R

May 12, 2020

10 Things Every Engineer Should Know _ Perfectly Delivered! Thanks a lot to the Professor.

By Alexsus B

Jun 19, 2020

it is a great addition to my knowledge and it also helped me recall some important things.

By maclin j v

May 05, 2020

wonerful teaching by professor.I want more course from him with lots of real time examples

By Vijay S K

Sep 17, 2019

This course gives a brief knowledge about structure-properties correlation about materials

By Luiz F U

Sep 22, 2016

Indeed, very nice lessons of important concepts in Materials Engineering. Helped me a lot.

By scut25444

Apr 03, 2020

effective learning,useful information provided in this lecture, and very nice instructor!

By Khaled B A

Sep 23, 2017

great work for Material engineering basics .. i've learnt and asuured many basic concepts


Jun 18, 2020

Very Helpful and Important course for all Engineers and Designers , Highly recommended!!

By Ravi D

Apr 29, 2020

This Course is very much useful for understating the type of material and its Properties

By Sahil B

Sep 08, 2017

Except for the semiconductor part the complete course was easy to understand and concise

By Sahil K S

May 30, 2020

All credit goes to the instructor. It would best thing if my professors were like you.