1. Gain a basic knowledge of the underlying principles governing mechanical and corrosion behavior, methods to alter the behavior, and their link to properties and performance.
Common Engineering Materials
2. Identify the key chemical and microstructural characteristics of common engineering materials that influence their particular properties and performance as well as the applications to which they are particularly suited.
3. Determine whether a given material will yield, fail, or be compromised by wear or corrosion, based on standard engineering criteria.
4. Identify and justify material candidates for a range of engineering applications, based upon evaluation of the key properties governing performance of the material in that application.