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‫المركز الوطني للتقويم واالعتماد األكاديمي‬

National Center for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation



Course Specifications
Institution University of Hail Date of Report Jan 2017
College/Department Faculty of Engineering – Mechanical Engineering Department

A. Course Identification and General Information

1. Course title and code:
Materials Science For Mechanical Engineering Students – ME 215
2. Credit hours 4 credit hours
3. Program(s) in which the course is offered. B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
(If general elective available in many programs indicate this rather than list programs)

4. Name of faculty member responsible for the course Dr. Mohamed Ramadan, Dr. Khalid Hafez

5. Level/year at which this course is offered Undergraduate level/Sophomore

6. Pre-requisites for this course (if any) CHEM 101, MATH 102, PHY102

7. Co-requisites for this course (if any) None

8. Location if not on main campus

Building of faculty of Engineering – Baqaa road
9. Mode of Instruction (mark all that apply):

a. traditional classroom  What percentage? 90%

b. blended (traditional and online) What percentage?

c. e-learning What percentage?

d. correspondence  What percentage?

f. other What percentage?


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B Objectives

1. What is the main purpose for this course?

To provide the fundamentals of how interactions and structure at the atomic scale lead to material
properties observed at the macroscopic scale and to introduce the fundamental
thermodynamic/kinetic concepts operating on the structure for the design and implementation of
materials with novel functions. To provide the mechanical properties of metals and fracture

2. Briefly describe any plans for developing and improving the course that are being implemented. (e.g.
increased use of IT or web based reference material, changes in content as a result of new research in
the field)

 Teamwork is encouraged during laboratory sessions.

 Power point presentations slides are available on University web for students
to download.
 Basic theoretical ideas explained in the lectures are supported by interactive
materials and tutorials.

C. Course Description (Note: General description in the form to be used for the Bulletin or handbook
should be attached)

1. Topics to be Covered

List of Topics No. of Contact Hours

Introduction to Materials Science 1 3
Classification of Materials, Materials of Future
Atomic Structure and Interatomic Bonding 2 6
The Structure of Crystalline Solids 2 6
Imperfection in Solids, 1 3
Diffusion, 1 3
Mechanical Properties of 2 6
Metals and Fracture toughness
Dislocations and Strengthening 1 3
Phase Diagrams 2 6
Applications and Processing of 1 3
Metal Alloys
Polymer Structures 1 3
Composites 1 3

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2. Course components (total contact hours and credits per semester): 75 contact hours

Lecture Tutorial Laboratory Practical Other: Total

Hours 45 30 75

Credit 3 0 1 0 0 4

3. Additional private study/learning hours expected for students per week.

Minimum 4 hours per week

4. Course Learning Outcomes in NQF Domains of Learning and Alignment with Assessment
Methods and Teaching Strategy
On the table below are the five NQF Learning Domains, numbered in the left column.

First, insert the suitable and measurable course learning outcomes required in the appropriate
learning domains (see suggestions below the table). Second, insert supporting teaching strategies
that fit and align with the assessment methods and intended learning outcomes. Third, insert
appropriate assessment methods that accurately measure and evaluate the learning outcome. Each
course learning outcomes, assessment method, and teaching strategy ought to reasonably fit and
flow together as an integrated learning and teaching process. (Courses are not required to include
learning outcomes from each domain.)
NQF Learning Domains Course Teaching Course Assessment
And Course Learning Strategies Methods
1.0 Knowledge

1.1 Recall the basics of physics Active learning such as Quizzes and Homework
and mathematics. problem solving and critical
1.2 Understand the basic of Active learning such as Quizzes/Majors/Final
material selections. problem solving and critical Exam: written assessment
1.3 Knowledge of needs and Problem solving strategies Quizzes/Majors/Final
realistic constraints such as Exam: written assessment
economic, environmental
2.0 Cognitive Skills
2.1 Prepare reports, and write an Random questioning of Students work will be
articles about some topics students during lectures assessed directly through
force students to pay written exams (home works,
attention. quizzes, majors, reports, and
final exams) and by indirect

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assessment methods (self-
assessment and teacher
assessment surveys)
2.2 Plan mechanical engineering The students are required to indirect assessment methods
test and measurement memorize basic equations (self-assessment and teacher
equipment in experimental and problem solving assessment surveys)
laboratory work methods
3.0 Interpersonal Skills & Responsibility
3.1 Responsible for their self- Attendance and
Students divide into groups participation (Questions are
learning, which requires the
use of the tools of search for
in the laboratory directed towards students
new information. in lectures and lab.) in
4.0 Communication, Information Technology, Numerical

4.1 Demonstrate oral, written, Students divide into groups The laboratory reports are
and interpersonal in the laboratory evaluated based on the
communication skills. correct use of information
technology tools.

5.0 Psychomotor
5.1 Perform experiments in Laboratory based teaching assessment in the laboratory
laboratory by using of the skills acquired
metallographic tools, and
mechanical properties testing

5. Schedule of Assessment Tasks for Students During the Semester

Assessment task (e.g. essay, test, group project, Week Due Proportion of Total
examination, speech, oral presentation, etc.) Assessment
1 Quiz. 1 3 5

2 Major 1 5 15

3 Quiz 2 7 5

4 Major 2 10 15

Quiz 3 10 ---
5 Class work (Homework + attendance) 10

6 Lab Work (Final sheet exam+ Reports+ Attendance ) 20

6 Final exam 30

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D. Student Academic Counseling and Support
1. Arrangements for availability of faculty and teaching staff for individual student consultations and
academic advice. (include amount of time teaching staff are expected to be available each week)

The instructor of the course allocates a minimum of 4 office hours each week for student
consultation. This range from general academic advice to specific technical questions
regarding the teaching of the subject.

E Learning Resources
1. List Required Textbooks
Callister W.D., “Materials Science and Engineering, an introduction “ 7th Ed. .
2. List Essential References Materials (Journals, Reports, etc.)
R. Reed-Hill, Physical Metallurgy Principles, PWS-Kent Publishing Company, 1992.
Donald R. Askeland, The Science and Engineering of Materials, PWS-Kent Publishing Company, 1994

3. List Electronic Materials (eg. Web Sites, Social Media, Blackboard, etc.)
All topics are presented using power point slides. All of the materials are given to the
students at the end of each topic

Metals & Materials Society

Alloy Phase Diagrams Center


4. Other learning material such as computer-based programs/CD, professional standards or regulations and

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F. Facilities Required

Indicate requirements for the course including size of classrooms and laboratories (i.e. number of seats in
classrooms and laboratories, extent of computer access etc.)
1. Accommodation (Classrooms, laboratories, demonstration rooms/labs, etc.)
The lecture section capacity of ME 215 is 20 students for Lectures /15 Students for Labs
2. Computing resources (AV, data show, Smart Board, software, etc.)
Data show, smart board
3. Other resources (specify, e.g. if specific laboratory equipment is required, list requirements or attach
G Course Evaluation and Improvement Processes

1 Strategies for Obtaining Student Feedback on Effectiveness of Teaching

Students survey was carried out for ME 215

2 Other Strategies for Evaluation of Teaching by the Program/Department Instructor

Student Surveys
3 Processes for Improvement of Teaching
The instructor will act upon the results from the students’ surveys in order to improve the
overall delivery of the course.
4. Processes for Verifying Standards of Student Achievement (e.g. check marking by an independent
member teaching staff of a sample of student work, periodic exchange and remarking of tests or a sample
of assignments with staff at another institution)
Students surveys+ discussions with the head of department
5 Describe the planning arrangements for periodically reviewing course effectiveness and planning for
At the end of the semester the instructor is required to submit a formal course file that
contains all the information related to the teaching of the course in addition to the final
grades of all students. The contents of this file are discussed with the head of department in
order to evaluate and improve the teaching method.

Name of Course Instructor: _______________________________________________

Signature: ______________________ Date Specification Completed: ____________

Program Coordinator: ___________________________________________________

Signature: _________________________ Date Received: ________________

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