Materials Science and Engineering

By Prof. Vivek Pancholi   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 1131
The course is primarily designed for Mechanical and Production Engineering students. Therefore, focus of the course is on structural materials. The course covers three important parts of materials which students and practicing engineers should know. The course is hoping to address both theoretical and practical aspects of Materials Engineering. To serve this purpose, the course is divided into three broad categories. a) Crystallography and crystal defects – It covers crystal systems, crystal structures, indexing of planes and directions, vacancies, dislocations, grain boundaries and microstructures. b) Phase diagram and heat treatment – It covers, Gibbs phase rule, one component systems, binary phase diagrams, lever rule, invariant reactions, iron-carbon phase diagram and heat treatment. c) Mechanical properties – Elastic and plastic deformation, engineering and true strain and stress, ultimate tensile strength, ductility, toughness, cold/hot working and strengthening mechanisms.

INTENDED AUDIENCE :B.E., B.Tech. students of Mechanical, Production Engineering, practicing engineers in manufacturing industry
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Automobile companies, Auto ancillary companies, Manufacturing companies.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Metallurgy and Material science & Mining Engineering
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 18 Mar 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 27 Mar 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1:  Lattice, Crystal structures, Miller indices for planes and directions.
Week 2:  Microscopes, microstructures and quantitative metallography.
Week 3: Defects, diffusion and phase diagram.
Week 4: Equilibrium phase diagram, lever rule, phase transformation.
Week 5: Iron-carbon phase diagram, TTT and CCT curves, heat treatments.
Week 6: Introduction to mechanical properties, cold and hot working.
Week 7:  Strengthening mechanism Fracture, and Fatigue.
Week 8: Creep, ceramics and plastic, NDT techniques, alloy designation.

Books and references

1.Materials Science and Engineering An Introduction, W. D. Callister, Jr., John Wiley and Sons, 2006.
2.Materials Science and Engineering A First Course 5 ed., V. Raghavan, Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd.

Instructor bio

Prof. Vivek Pancholi

IIT Roorkee
Dr. Vivek Pancholi obtained BE (Industrial and Production Engg.) in 1995 from G.S.I.T.S. Indore, M.Tech. (Industrial Tribology) from IIT Delhi in 1997 and PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Bombay, in 2005. He joined IIT Roorkee as a faculty member in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in 2006. He has about 10 years teaching experience at IIT Roorkee.  He taught UG core courses like Structural Metallurgy, Phase transformation and Heat treatment, Welding and Casting and, Mechanical Behavior of Materials. He also taught M.Tech. core course on Materials Characterization.. He has published more than 35 research papers in SCI/SCIE indexed journals and completed 05 sponsored research projects. Under his guidance four PhD research scholars completed their thesis and five are working.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 27 March 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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