MT-346: Strength of Materials Laboratory

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: MT-346 Strength of Materials Laboratory

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 Laboratory hours

Credits: 1

Co-requisites (if any): MT-345

Course Description in college catalog:

Strength of materials laboratory experiments to determine mechanical properties of engineering materials using ASTM standard procedures. Use of microcomputer in processing laboratory data.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Mechanical Engineering Technology

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  3. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Course objectives
Course Objectives Learning Outcomes
Analyze material response to applied loading by applying standard experimental tests and interpreting the results. Observe the tensile properties of the samples under load and identify features in stress-strain curve.
Develop, assign and execute shared duties to accomplish a common task. In a group of two students, determine the dimensions of the sample and observe the bending properties of sample. Then share the data with other groups.
Produce effective written documents including lab reports, term papers and power-point slides. Submit a written project and present using power-point slides.
Use information acquisition skills and the internet for research and communication. Describe the roles of engineers and designers in developing the materials for future applications.
Revise technical reports and writing to improve quality. Re-submit the first lab based on instructor’s comment.
Complete projects in a timely manner. Submit a written project and present using power-point slides on due date.

Program-specific outcomes


Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  • Lab reports
  • Term paper

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

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