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ELEX 7040 - Engineering Materials

Electrical and Computer Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

Overview of materials used in engineering-metals, ceramics, plastics, semiconductors and wood. Examines microstructure of materials and macroscopic properties such as modulus of elasticity and tensile and shear strengths. Topics such as phase diagrams, solid state transformations, fracture, corrosion and sizing are included. Some laboratory demonstrations.





Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 70549

Mon Jan 07 - Mon Apr 15 14 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Apr 15 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW01 Rm. 2009


Hamed Karimi Sharif

Course Outline




  1. Labs to be scheduled outside of class hours, schedule to be determined. Please contact Kelly Voros at 604-451-6892 or to be placed on a waitlist if the course is full. No class Monday February 18, 2019 - stat holiday. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

Engineering Materials

  • Outline the various materials, such as metals, plastics, ceramics, and their applications.
  • Relate the microstructure structures of engineering materials, such as metals and plastics, to their macroscopic properties.
  • Design members of an engineering design with appropriate safety factors.
  • Outline the basic processes of phase transformations, phase and equilibria diagrams, and cast structures.
  • Become familiar with material failures.
  • Analyze stress strain diagrams.
  • Select the appropriate material for an engineering design.

Effective as of Winter 2015

Related Programs

ELEX 7040 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Electronics
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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Winter 2019

Books for Winter 2019 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

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Essentials Of Modern Materials Science & Engineering
Author Newell
Publisher Wiley
Copyright 2009
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-47175-365-0
Price $189.95


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