Prerequisite: MSE 1000
This course provides the student with the basics of metallographic study. The course covers all the practical methods of cutting, mounting, polishing and etching of samples. Emphasis will be on the interpretation of microstructures. The samples include both ferrous and non-ferrous metals from real world applications. The student will study the background information of the metal samples prepared and assemble a final booklet of their work. The fundamental stages of heat treated conditions will be studied using a wide variety of alloys. Course/lab fees.