LinkedIn SCS

Materials Science and Aerospace Alloy Fundamentals

Many engineers enter a job in the aerospace industry with only an introductory materials science & engineering course, yet are expected to understand all the materials used in their day-to-day work. This course teaches the basic materials science & engineering concepts necessary to understand the alloy design for all the major classes of alloys in a modern aircraft. Engineers seeking employment in aerospace or those already in the industry will both benefit from taking this course.

Date: TBA
Time: 9am – 5pm
Location: 688 Sherbrooke Street West
Fee: $1,095 CAD plus applicable taxes


This course will cover the fundamental materials science and metallurgy that is necessary to understand the alloy design for all the major classes of alloys used in modern commercial aircraft. Students will apply the concepts covered in the first day to complete interactive group exercises targeted at various aerospace alloy systems. Students will leave the course with a foundation to apply the concepts presented here to understand the alloy design of any aerospace alloy.

Who Should Attend

Engineers working in aerospace companies or seeking employment in aerospace that want introductory or refresher training on the materials science and metallurgical aspects of aerospace alloys used in the engine, airframe and landing gear of modern commercial aircraft.


 At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the materials science and metallurgical principles used to design alloys.
  2. Discuss an aerospace alloy in terms of its alloy design.
  3. Make links between alloy chemistry and microstructure to explain strengthening mechanisms and structure-property relationships.
  4. Appreciate the need for materials research to continue innovation in the aerospace industry.

Topics Covered

  • Introductory Materials Science & Engineering
  • Allloy Design: Microstructure, Phases & Strengthening
  • Facilitated Group Exercises on Alloy Design
  • Presentation of Group Work, Discussion and Summary


Prof. Philippe Bocher specializes in the material characterization of manufactured products, with particular emphasis on aerospace applications. Over the last ten years, he was the leader of several manufacturing research projects and developed expertise in micromechanical predictive models, residual stress measurements and developed specific tools related to the optimisation of manufactured parts. He is a specialist in surface treatments (such as induction hardening), welding and hot deformation processes (such as forging).

Prof. Richard Chromik has been teaching at McGill University since September 2006 and was the winner of the 2012 Class of ’44 Award for teaching excellence in the Faculty of Engineering. He regularly gives a course on aerospace materials as a technical complementary to graduate and undergraduate engineering students. His research focuses on surface engineering and coatings tribology for aerospace, automotive and other industries.

Prof. Mohammad Jahazi is expert in forming and joining of high strength materials used in the energy and transportation industries. In particular, he has carried out research in high temperature deformation of nickel-based superalloys, titanium alloys, aluminum alloys and high special steels used in aerospace . He is the holder of the industrial research chair in forming technologies of high strength materials, CM2P. He was also among the first in Canada to introduce new solid state joining technologies such as Friction Stir Welding (FSW) and Linear Friction Welding (LFW) and has led several research projects and industrial applications of these technologies.

Prof. Stephen Yue is the director of the McGill Institute for Aerospace Engineering and a James McGill Professor in Materials Engineering. He has over 20 years of experience studying the physical metallurgy of many alloys, including steels, titanium and magnesium. He regularly gives courses on hot deformation of alloys and materials science and engineering. His research focuses on aerospace alloys, thermomechanical processing and cold spray.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation & substitution requests must be made in writing. The following Cancellation Policy applies:

Up to 14 days prior to the start date: Full refund
7 days prior to the start date: Refund minus $100 Cancellation fee
Within 7 days of the start date: No Refund, however suitable participation substitution will be permitted

If no notice is given prior to the start of the event(s) and you fail to attend, you will be liable for the full course fee.

McGill SCS reserves the right to cancel an event up to 5 days prior to its start.

Contact Information

Telephone: 514-398-5454
E-mail: pd.conted [at]

Google Code for Remarketing Tag