New Course 3 curriculum launches in 2020
August 21, 2020
Over the past year, DMSE faculty and students worked together to develop a new undergraduate curriculum, starting with this incoming sophomore class. The entire Course 3 undergraduate curriculum was reviewed and students gave feedback about program experience, structure, pacing, and more. The new curriculum teaches through cross-cutting themes that integrate materials classes when appropriate and integrate lab activities and computational thinking. Despite the challenges associated with the upcoming academic year, we are excited to launch this new curriculum and look forward to continuous improvement in the coming years.
3.007 Introduction to Materials and Mechanical Design
Characterization techniques, instrumentation, design thinking and optimizing solutions within design constraints. Use of modern, rapid prototyping and characterization tools in design problems, discovery-based labs illustrating manufacturing concepts.
3.010 Structure of Materials
Profs C. Ross, LeBeau, & Olivetti.
Fundamentals of bonding and structure. Structure of noncrystalline, crystalline, and liquid-crystalline states. Point, line, and surface imperfections in materials. Diffraction and structure determination. Molecular geometry and levels of structure in biological materials.
Six Sigma Materials Processing
Explore through a series of Case Studies classic examples of materials processing problems and the solutions that achieved 6σ manufacturing yield.