Principles of Metallurgy -- eLearning Course
About the Course
A solid understanding of metallurgy is critical to making good decisions about metals used in products, selecting suppliers, and solving quality problems. This course was designed for people who want an introduction to metallurgy or want to refresh what they learned years ago in a college course.
The knowledge you'll gain will help you understand what it takes to get the strength needed for the metals used in your products. The concepts are applicable to all alloys, with examples provided for aluminum, brass, and steel alloys. If you work with metals, having a good understanding of how metals behave and what can be done to modify a metal's properties is critical for being more productive and profitable.
The concepts taught in this course will enable you to:
- Make better design and manufacturing decisions
- Solve quality problems
- Have more productive conversations with suppliers, customers, and engineers
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Define the relationship between metal properties and alloy composition, microstructure, and processing.
- Understand microscopic structures present in metals and how they influence metal mechanical properties.
- Define how alloying, cold working, and heat treating are used to modify metal strength.
- Discuss microstructure and property changes that occur in cold worked metals during annealing
- Discuss the effects of heat treatment time and temperature on precipitation strengthened alloys.
- Define steel metallurgy & effects of heat treatment time and temperature on steel strength.
The course consists of 12 modules, each 5 to 25 minutes long, and a final exam. Assessments and problems give you the opportunity to apply the concepts taught. The module titles are:
- Module 1: Introduction
- Module 2: Composition
- Module 3: Microscopic structures
- Module 4: Crystal defects
- Module 5: Diffusion
- Module 6: Application of Metallurgy Principles
- Module 7: Cold working
- Module 8: Annealing cold-worked metals
- Module 9: Solid solution strengthening
- Module 10: Steel Metallurgy
- Module 11: Precipitation Strengthening
- Module 12: Course Review
Who Should Attend Often described as "metallurgy for non-metallurgists", this course was designed for people who want an introduction to metallurgy, or want to refresh what they learned years ago in a college metallurgy course. The concepts taught are applicable to all alloys, with examples provided for aluminum, brass, and steel alloys.
CEUs Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate for 4 credit hours (0.4 CEU's).
How Learning Will Be Assessed
Learning will be assessed by completing the modules and taking the final exam with a passing score of 80% or higher.
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