Who is this class for: "A MUST COURSE FOR BUDDING MATERIAL ENGINEERS/ MATERIAL SCIENTISTS!! Professor Shackelford is so awesome!! The way he taught the course helped me grasp the fundamentals of material science better than any that taught me during my four year bachelor tenure in Material engineering." ~Course Completer


Created by:  University of California, Davis

  • James Shackelford

    Taught by:  James Shackelford, Distinguished Professor Emeritus

    Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Commitment5 weeks, 3 hours per week
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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University of California, Davis
UC Davis, one of the nation’s top-ranked research universities, is a global leader in agriculture, veterinary medicine, sustainability, environmental and biological sciences, and technology. With four colleges and six professional schools, UC Davis and its students and alumni are known for their academic excellence, meaningful public service and profound international impact.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 of 423 ratings

This course is good for engineers. It illustrated many fundemental and important concept in materials science. The teacher is great who explain nearly everthings in details with words and experiments.

Very informative course!

well structured and intuitive.

An excellent short introduction to materials science for engineers. If you haven't already read Shackleford's textbook, this video lecture series would be an excellent primer.

If you have recently studied undergraduate materials science or engineering then you will not need this course as it doesn't have time to delve too deeply into the theory. However, if you are like me and a few years out of education, it's an excellent albeit brief recap of materials and failure modes. It's possible to binge at 2x speed and complete this series in a day.