Heavy metal... Introduction to material science

General description

Heavy metals- iron, copper, zinc, cobalt, manganese, magnesium- have been

used, handled and studied by humans since antique times. For example,

iron was the main material in knives, razors, swords as steel is in today's modern buildings and bridges.

Every era has as defining point one material: the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Steel Age are examples of this. Materials science is one of the oldest forms of engineering and applied science, deriving from the manufacture of ceramics. Modern materials science evolved directly from metallurgy, which itself evolved from mining.

Nowadays, materials engineering is an interdisciplinary field involving the properties of matter and its applications to various areas of science and engineering. This science investigates the relationship between the structure of materials at atomic or molecular scales and their macroscopic properties.

We live in an era were the word 'hi-tech' is often used; new materials have been discovered: alloys, polymers, hard magnets, semiconductors and many others.

So if you want to know the difference and connection between ceramics and glass, metals and semiconductors, it's very easy!

Let's rock this summer with heavy metal!

Academic information

Content and topics:
This course will cover the basics of material science like: 1. Materials for Engineering 2. Crystalline Structure-Perfection 3. Crystal Defects and Noncrystalline Structure-Imperfection 4. Metals 5. Ceramics and Glasses 6. Polymers 7. Composites 8. Semiconductor Materials 9. Magnetic Materials 10. Materials Selection
Learning goals and objectives:
The course is an introduction to material science for the future engineers in: aerospace, aeronautics, building of industrial machines , large use goods, informational technology and transport.
Examination type:
Written examination.
ECTS credits issued:
Not known yet

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
We will look for open and social people, interested in material science.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

The participants will be hosted in one of the best dormitories of "Transilvania" University campus. Rooms are with 4 beds and have their own shower/bathroom.
3 meals a day, 2 of them hot and one of the 2 home made.