Fall 2022 - MSE 220 D100

Engineering Materials (3)

Class Number: 1002

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SRYE 3016, Surrey

    Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SRYE 3016, Surrey

  • Prerequisites:

    CHEM 120 or 121; PHYS 140 or 120.



Materials, their structures, properties and performance; crystal structures and instruments for structure determination; polymers, ceramics, and composites; quality control and reliability. Students with credit for SEE 222, ENSC 231 or ENSC 330 may not take MSE 220 for further credit.


MSE 220 introduces fundamental concepts in Material Engineering & Selection. Students will learn various material structures, how structure dictates properties, and how processing can change structures. This course will help students to select materials properly. Therefore, students can realize new design opportunities with materials.


At completion of the mse220 course, students in SFU Mechatronics will have:

1. an ability to apply knowledge of Engineering Materials to solve problems related to materials selection and optimization

2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data on various material problems

3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability – the design process

4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

5. an ability to identify, formulate and solve material engineering problems

6. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of material engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context

7. the ability to integrate understanding of the scientific and engineering principles underlying the four major elements: structure, properties, processing, and performance related to material systems appropriate to the field




Materials Science and Engineering:  An Introduction

W.D. Callister, Jr., 10th edition, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.


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