This course introduces the student to the processes and materials used in modern manufacturing, with an emphasis on steels and nonferrous metallic alloys. After establishing the sources of stock materials and the means to modify them to adjust material properties, the selection of why certain materials are appropriate for different applications is covered. The understanding of manufacturing processes is central to the course, including machine tooling, hot working, cold working, casting, joining processes, and powder metallurgy. In addition, the processes required to manufacture plastics and composites will also be incorporated. (Prerequisites: MATH137L with a grade of C or better and PHYS125L)