Introduction to materials science and technology

Course Name: 

Introduction to materials science and technology (MT160)


B.Tech (MME)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 


Course Outcomes: 

CO1: Students will be able to describe the type of bonding and categorize different engineering materials for various applications
CO2: To correlate the mechanical / functional / magnetic / thermal / electrochemical behavior of materials on structure, composition, processing
CO3: To understand different properties exhibited by materials such as strength, elongation, wear, creep and design a component by careful material selection for long-term sustainibility
CO4: To have a basic knowledge of different notations used in metallurgy and materials science such as defects, dislocation, glass transition, etc.

Course modules and teaching hours: 

MODULE I (10 hours): The electronic structure of atoms, Types of atomic and molecular bonds; ionic bonding; covalent bonding; metallic bonding; secondary bonding; mixed bonding; hybridization. Energy bands in metals, insulators and semiconductors
MODULE II (10 hours): Basic crystallography. Defects and dislocations
MODULE III (8 hours): Diffusion. Phase rule and phase diagrams
MODULE IV (10 hours): Types of Materials: Polymers, metals and alloys, semiconductors, ceramics, composites
MODULE V (10 hours): Properties: optical, magnetic, mechanical, electrical, thermal. Corrosion and material degradation. Selected topics and case studies


W.D. Callister Jr, Materials Science and Engineering, Wiley, 2006
W.F.Smith et al, Materials Science and Engineering, Tata McGraw Hill, 2008
D.R. Askeland, W. J. Wright, Essentials of Materials Science and Engineering, Cengage, 2013
V. Raghavan, Materials Science and Engineering: a First Course, PHI, 2011


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Total teaching hours: 


Contact us

Dr. Ravishankar K. S, Head
Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473050

Contact details for Placements and Interships


Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Saumen Mandal 

Student Co-ordinator: Yoganath P