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Structures and Properties of Metals

COURSE NO: T07-001
Structures and Properties of Metals
Course Highlights

The online engineering PDH course addresses two aspects of metals. The first part of this course deals with the basic structures of metals and how those structures are affected by various processes. In addition, it contains information on the various imperfections and defects that the metal may sustain and how they affect the metal. The second part contains information on metal properties which are considered when selecting material for engineering design purposes. Each of these properties contains a discussion on how the property is affected and the metal's application.


This 7 PDH online course is applicable to structural and mechanical engineers, construction and design personnel, technical staff and facility operators who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the structures and properties of metals.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding bonding
  • Learning about common lattice types
  • Understanding grain structure and boundary
  • Learning about polymorphism and alloys
  • Knowing the imperfection in metals
  • Learning about stress and strain and Young's
  • Modulus Understanding stress-strain relationship
  • Understanding the physical properties of materials
  • Learning about working metals and corrosion
  • Understanding hydrogen embrittlement
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Modules 1 and 2, "Structures and Property of Metals" of the Department of Energy Publication DOE-HDBK-1017/1-93, "Material Science".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Structures and Properties of Metal (1.5 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty five (35) questions to earn 7 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Modules 1 and 2 of this DOE publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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