Materials and civilization, Their socio economic impact, Engineering materials, Their classification and applications.
Metals and Alloys : Properties and Applications
Mechanical Properties of Materials : Strength, Elasticity, Plasticity, Stiffness, Malleability, Ductility, Brittleness, Toughness, Hardness, Resilience, Hardness, Machine ability, Formability, Weld ability, Elementary ideas of fracture fatigue and creep.
Steels and Cast Irons : Carbon steels, Their classification based on percentage of carbon as low, Mild, Medium and high carbon steel, Their properties and applications. Wrought iron, Cast iron, Alloy steels : Stainless steel, Tool steel.
Alloys of Non Ferrous Metals : Common uses of various non-ferrous metals (Copper, Zinc, Tin, Magnesium, Lead, Aluminium etc.) and alloys and its composition such as Cu-alloys : Brass, Bronze, Al-alloys.
Basic Metal Forming and Casting Processes
Forming Processes : Basic metal forming operations and uses of such as : Forging, Rolling, Wire and Tube-drawing/making and extrusion, and their uses.
Press-work : Die and punch assembly, Cutting and forming, Its applications.
Hot-working versus cold-working.
Casting : Pattern : Materials, Types and allowances. Types and composition of moulding sands and their desirable properties. Mould making with the use of a core, Gating system. Casting defects and remedies.
Cupola Furnace, Die-casting and its uses.
Machining and Welding Operations and their Applications
Machining : Basic principles of Lathe-machine and operations performed on it. Basic description of machines and operations of shaper-planer, Drilling, Milling and grinding.
Welding : Introduction, Classification of welding processes. Gas-welding, Types of flames and their applications. Electric-arc welding, Resistance welding, Soldering and brazing processes and their uses.
Misc. Topics/ Processes
Heat Treatment Processes : Introduction to heat-treatment of carbon steels : Annealing, Normalizing, Quenching, Tempering and case-hardening.
Manufacturing Establishment : Plant location, Plant layout - Its types, Types of production. Production versus productivity.
Non-Metallic Materials : Common types and uses of wood, Cement-concrete, Ceramics, Rubber, Plastics and composite-materials.
Misc. Processes : Introduction to galvanizing and electroplating.