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1. General information
ECTS credits:
Academic year:
First semester
Main language:
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
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Lecturer: JESUS CANALES VAZQUEZ - Group(s): 14 
Phone number
Office hours
Instituto Energías Renovables/0D1

Lecturer: JUAN CARLOS PEREZ FLORES - Group(s): 14 
Phone number
Office hours
Instituto Energías Renovables / 0D1

2. Pre-Requisites

Students are expected to demonstrate learning skills acquired during the previous academic course related to Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry



3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

Students will develop skills to determine the properties of materials and choose the most adeqaute material for a given industrial application. 

Such skills will be the used in further subjects such as Materials Engineering and Technology, Fabrication Technologies, Technology of Composite Materials, Fabrication systems, etc, in the different industrial engineering degrees.

4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
CB01 Prove that they have acquired and understood knowledge in a subject area that derives from general secondary education and is appropriate to a level based on advanced course books, and includes updated and cutting-edge aspects of their field of knowledge.
CB02 Apply their knowledge to their job or vocation in a professional manner and show that they have the competences to construct and justify arguments and solve problems within their subject area.
CB03 Be able to gather and process relevant information (usually within their subject area) to give opinions, including reflections on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.
CB04 Transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions for both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
CB05 Have developed the necessary learning abilities to carry on studying autonomously
CEC03 Knowledge of the fundamentals of the science, technology and chemistry of materials. Understanding of the relationship between microstructure, synthesis/processing and properties of materials.
CG03 Knowledge of basic and technological subjects to facilitate learning of new methods and theories, and provide versatility to adapt to new situations.
CG04 Ability to solve problems with initiative, decision-making, creativity, critical reasoning and to communicate and transmit knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of industrial engineering.
CG05 Knowledge required to carry out measurements, calculations, valuations, appraisals, valuations, surveys, studies, reports, work plans and other similar work.
CG06 Ability to handle specifications, regulations and mandatory standards.
CT02 Knowledge and application of information and communication technology.
CT03 Ability to communicate correctly in both spoken and written form.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Understanding and being able to select the most appropriate hardening mechanism.
Introduction to materials science and engineering.
Recognition of the metal alloys, polymers, ceramics and composites most commonly used in industry and their applicability
Understanding of the structure of materials and causes of their behaviour in relation to their microstructure and equilibrium diagrams
Understanding the relationship between the microstructure of matter and its macroscopic properties (mechanical, optical, electrical, magnetic and chemical).
Ability to distinguish the different mechanical properties of materials and ability to implement mechanical tests.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Introduction to Materials Science
  • Unit 2: Structure of Materials
  • Unit 3: Crystal Nucleation & Growth
  • Unit 4: Mechanical Properties
  • Unit 5: Work-Hardening
  • Unit 6: Metal Alloys
  • Unit 7: Ceramic Materials
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences (only degrees before RD 822/2021) ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Combination of methods 1.36 34 N N
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Combination of methods CB01 CB02 CB03 CB04 CB05 0.2 5 Y Y
Laboratory practice or sessions [ON-SITE] Combination of methods CB03 0.6 15 Y Y
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study 3.6 90 N N
Formative Assessment [ON-SITE] Assessment tests 0.24 6 Y Y
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Final test 70.00% 70.00%
Laboratory sessions 15.00% 15.00%
Assessment of problem solving and/or case studies 5.00% 5.00%
Theoretical papers assessment 10.00% 10.00%
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 4 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 12.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    Marks in the exam must be equal or above 4.0 to calculate the average. Marks below 4.0 shall imply final qualifications below 4.0. Students failing in either the contiunuous evaluation activities or lab work must add the corresponding fraction of the final qualification to the final exam/test
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Marks in the exam must be equal or above 4.0 to calculate the average. Marks below 4.0 shall imply final qualifications below 4.0. The marks of students failing lab work (exam) will depend exclusively on the final exam/test

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
Marks corresponding to continuous evaluation mode and/or lab work will be kept for the entire academic year.
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
Same conditions for resit/retake exam apply
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 34
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 5
Laboratory practice or sessions [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 15
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 90
Formative Assessment [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 6

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Apraiz Barreiro, J. Tratamientos térmicos de los aceros Cie Dossat 2000. Décima edición 84-95312-56-5 2002 Ficha de la biblioteca
Ian P. Jones Materials Science for Electrical and Electronic Engineers Oxford University Press 0-19856294-2 2001  
Juan Manuel Montes Martos, Francisco Gómez Cuevas, Jesús Cintas Ciencia e ingeniería de los materiales Paraninfo 9788428330176 2014 Ficha de la biblioteca
Otero Huerta, E Corrosión y degradación de materiales Madrid Síntesis 84-7738-518-1 1997  
Pat L. Mangonon Ciencia de Materiales selección y diseño Prentice Hall 970-26-0027-8 2001 Ficha de la biblioteca
Shackelford James F, Alfredo Güemes Introducción a la Ciencia de Materiales para Ingenieros Prentice Hall Iberia 84-8322-047-4 1998 Ficha de la biblioteca
Smallman, R.E. and Bishop, R. Metals and materials. Science, processes, applications Butterworth Heinemann 0-7506-1093-X 1995 Ficha de la biblioteca
Smith, William F. Fundamentos de la ciencia e ingeniería de materiales McGraw-Hill 0-07-296304-2 (CD-RO 2006 Ficha de la biblioteca
Smith. Willian F; Javad Hashemi Fundamentos de la Ciencia e Ingeniería de materiales McGraw Hill 9789701056387 2014  
W.D. Callister Jr and David G. Rethwish Introducción a la Ciencia e ingeniería de los materiales Tomo I y II Reverté 978-84-291-7251-5 2016 Ficha de la biblioteca

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