Ceramic Engineering (CER ENG)

CER ENG 2002 Cooperative Training (IND 1.0-3.0)

On-the-job experience gained through cooperative education with industry, with credit arranged through departmental cooperative advisor. Grade received depends on quality of reports submitted at work supervisor's evaluation.

CER ENG 2110 Atomic Structure Of Crystalline Ceramics (LEC 3.0)

The crystal-chemical principles used to design and manufacture materials with specified properties are developed and applied to oxides, clays, silicates and other nonmetallic compounds.

CER ENG 2120 Introduction To Glass Science And Technology (LEC 3.0)

A study of the atomic-level structure of oxide glasses and the relationships between composition, properties and structure of glass-forming systems. Simple rate processes will be introduced to explain temperature-dependent properties. Prerequisite: "C" or better grade in Cer Eng 2110.

CER ENG 2210 Ceramics In The Modern World (LEC 2.0)

An introduction to traditional and modern applications of ceramics providing a broad overview of all aspects of current ceramic technology.

CER ENG 2315 Ceramic Materials Laboratory I-Characterization Of Materials (LAB 2.0)

Laboratory experience in collection, beneficiation, and characterization of ceramic raw materials; granulation, compaction, and sintering of particulate materials; and characterization at an introductory level. Standard laboratory practice including safety, report writing, and error analysis are also emphasized. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

CER ENG 2325 Ceramic Materials Laboratory II Glass And Ceramic Processing (LAB 2.0)

Laboratory experience in design, processing, and characterization of glasses and ceramics. Glasses are formulated, melted and characterized to correlate composition and properties. Clay-based ceramics are formulated to meet performance specifications, prepared by slip casting/extrusion, and fired. Prerequisite: "C" or better grade in Cer Eng 2315.

CER ENG 3001 Special Topics (LAB 0.0 and LEC 0.0)

This course is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable Title.

CER ENG 3110 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (LEC 3.0)

This course will provide an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of biomedical engineering. The molecular, cellular, physiological and engineering principles that govern the field will be covered. Applications will include biomaterials, tissue engineering, biomechanics, bioimaging, bioinstrumentation, bio-nanotechnology and artificial organs. Prerequisites: Junior standing or above.

CER ENG 3210 Thermal Processes In Ceramics (LEC 3.0)

Considerations in rate controlled processes in the fabrication of ceramics, packing of powders, comminution and calcination, drying and firing of ceramic ware, polymorphic transformations, sintering, grain growth and hot pressing, relationships of fabrication techniques to physical properties.

CER ENG 3220 Phase Equilibria (LEC 3.0)

The study of unary, binary and ternary inorganic, phase equilibrium systems with examples for solving practical engineering problems. Prerequisite: "C" or better grade in Chem 1320.

CER ENG 3230 Thermodynamics of Materials (LEC 3.0)

Basic thermodynamic concepts are applied to materials. Calculations involving enthalpy, entropy, and Gibbs' free energy are studied. Inter-relationships among properties are emphasized. Fundamental concepts of phase equilibira are presented. Prerequisite: "C" or better grade in either Met Eng 1210 or Chem 1320.

CER ENG 3240 Applied Glass Forming (LAB 1.0 and LEC 1.0)

Examines the properties and behavior of molten glass along with basic forming techniques, including off-hand shaping, molding and casting. Prerequisite: "C" or better grade in either Cer Eng 2210 or Met Eng 1210.

CER ENG 3315 Ceramic Processing Lab I (LAB 2.0)

The first half of a two-semester sequence that gives students practical knowledge of the methods and techniques used in the fabrication of ceramics. Prerequisite: "C" or better grade in Cer Eng 2325.

CER ENG 3325 Ceramic Processing Lab II (LAB 2.0)

The second half of a two-semester sequence that gives students practical knowledge of the methods and techniques used in the fabrication of ceramics. Prerequisite: "C" or better grade in Cer Eng 3315.

CER ENG 3410 Characterization Of Inorganic Solids (LEC 3.0)

X-ray diffraction analysis is emphasized including lattice parameter determination, qualitative and quantitative analysis methods, and sources of error. In addition, the basic principles of other common characterization techniques including electron microscopy, thermal analysis, and energy dispersive spectroscopy are discussed. Prerequisite: "C" or better grade in either Cer Eng 2110 or Met Eng 2110 or a similar introductory course on structure of solids.

CER ENG 3417 Characterization Of Inorganic Solids Laboratory (LAB 1.0)

Practical aspects of x-ray diffraction analysis will be emphasized; students will gain hands-on experience in qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques, use of electronic databases, and operation of modern powder diffractometers. Prerequisite: Preceded or accompanied by Cer Eng 3410.

CER ENG 3517 The Engineering Design Process (LEC 2.0)

Introduction to elements of design process including strategic, planning, project, management, modelling, materials selection, engineering economics, safety, environmental issues and ethics. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

CER ENG 4000 Special Problems (IND 0.0-6.0)

Problems or readings on specific subjects or projects in the department. Consent of instructor required.

CER ENG 4001 Special Topics (LAB 1.0 and LEC 3.0)

This course is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

CER ENG 4096 Materials Senior Design I (LEC 3.0)

Overview of the methods, approaches, and techniques required to execute materials related capstone senior design projects. Formation of teams, assignment of projects, review of department curriculum concepts and topics, and comprehensive project management skills needed to complete projects will be used as means to learn the design process. Prerequisites: Met Eng 3125 and Met Eng 2125, or Cer Eng 3315 with a "C" or better. (Co-listed with Met Eng 4096).

CER ENG 4097 Materials Senior Design II (LAB 3.0)

A continuation of the Materials Senior Design I. Students working in groups will complete a capstone design project including process and product simulation and/or fabrication, safety aspects, environmental impact and capital and operating economics. Prerequisite: "C" or better in either Cer Eng 4096 or Met Eng 4096. (Co-listed with Met Eng 4097).

CER ENG 4099 Undergraduate Research (IND 0.0-6.0)

Designed for the undergraduate student who wishes to engage in research. Not for graduate credit. Not more than six (6) credit hours allowed for graduation credit. Subject and credit to be arranged with the instructor.

CER ENG 4220 Mechanical Properties Of Ceramics (LAB 1.0 and LEC 3.0)

This course will treat the theory and testing practice related to design based on the mechanical properties of ceramics. The course also includes a laboratory consisting of experiments for the characterization of the mechanical properties of ceramics. Prerequisite: "C" or better grade in Civ Eng 2210.

CER ENG 4240 Electrical Properties Of Ceramics (LEC 3.0)

The application of ceramic chemistry and physics to the development and evaluation of electronic, dielectric, magnetic, and optical properties. Emphasis is placed on the relationships between properties and crystal structure, defects, grain boundary nature, and microstructure. Prerequisite: "C" or better in Physics 2305.

CER ENG 4250 Thermal Properties Of Ceramics (LEC 3.0)

This course will teach the crystal physics underlying heat capacity, internal energy, phonon and photon conduction, and thermal expansion. These properties will be used to rationalize the behavior of a wide variety of ceramic materials in severe thermal environments. Prerequisite: Senior Standing.

CER ENG 4310 Ceramic Processing (LEC 3.0)

Powder, colloidal and sol-gel processing, forming methods, drying, sintering and grain growth. Relation of processing steps to densification and microstructure development. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

CER ENG 4510 International Engineering and Design (LEC 3.0)

A multi-disciplinary engineering course focused on sustainable design and technology transfer to developing countries. Course includes elements of traditional capstone design classes. Experiential learning through competitions and/or field work is a major component of the class. Prerequisites: Senior standing, instructor approval, Geo Eng 5211, Geo Eng 5247. (Co-listed with Geo Eng 5092 and Met Eng 4510).

CER ENG 5000 Special Problems (IND 0.0-6.0)

Problems or readings on specific subjects or projects in the department. Consent of instructor required.

CER ENG 5001 Special Topics (LEC 0.0-6.0)

This course is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

CER ENG 5002 Cooperative Training (IND 1.0-3.0)

On-the-job experience gained through cooperative education with industry, with credit arranged through departmental cooperative advisor. Grade received depends on quality of reports submitted at work supervisor's evaluation.

CER ENG 5040 Oral Examination (IND 0.0)

After completion of all other program requirements, oral examinations for on-campus M.S./Ph.D. students may be processed during intersession. Off-campus M.S. students must be enrolled in oral examination and must have paid an oral examination fee at the time of the defense/comprehensive examination (oral/ written). All other students must enroll for credit commensurate with uses made of facilities and/or faculties. In no case shall this be for less than three (3) semester hours for resident students.

CER ENG 5099 Research (IND 0.0-15)

Investigations of an advanced nature leading to the preparation of a thesis or dissertation. Consent of instructor required.

CER ENG 5115 X-Ray Diffraction Analysis (LAB 1.0 and LEC 2.0)

Theory and practical aspects of x-ray diffraction analysis are covered including diffraction theory, qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques, electronic databases, and operation of modern powder diffractometers. Students cannot receive credit for both Cer Eng 3417 and Cer Eng 5115. Prerequisite: Preceded or accompanied by Cer Eng 3410.

CER ENG 5220 Advanced Mechanical Properties of Ceramics (LAB 1.0 and LEC 3.0)

An advanced course to treat the theory and testing practice related to design based on the mechanical properties of ceramics. The course also includes a laboratory consisting of experiments for the characterization of the mechanical properties of ceramics. Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

CER ENG 5230 Glass Science And Engineering (LEC 3.0)

The development, manufacturing methods, applications, and properties of flat, fiber, container, chemical, and special purpose glasses. Composition/property relationships for glasses and nucleation-crystallization processes for glass-ceramics are also covered. Prerequisite: "C" or better grade in Cer Eng 2120.

CER ENG 5250 Refractories (LEC 3.0)

The manufacture, properties, uses, performance, and testing of basic, neutral and acid refractories. Prerequisite: Cer Eng 3230.

CER ENG 5260 Dielectric And Electrical Properties Of Oxides (LEC 3.0)

The processes occurring in inorganic materials under the influence of an electric field are considered from basic principles. Emphasis is placed on application to real systems. Prerequisite: "C" or better grade in Cer Eng 4210.

CER ENG 5310 Advanced Ceramic Processing (LEC 3.0)

Materials, processing and design of microelectronic ceramics are covered. Introduction to devices, triaxial ceramics, high aluminas, tape fabrication, metallizations, thick film processing and glass-to-metal seals. Prerequisites: Cer Eng 3210 & 3325.

CER ENG 5810 Principles Of Engineering Materials (LEC 3.0)

Examination of engineering materials with emphasis on selection and application of materials in industry. Particular attention is given to properties and applications of materials in extreme temperature and chemical environments. A discipline specific design project is required. (Not a technical elective for undergraduate metallurgy or ceramic majors) (Co-listed with Aero Eng 3877, Chem Eng 5300, Physics 4523, Met Eng 5810).

CER ENG 6000 Special Problems (IND 0.0-6.0)

Problems or readings on specific subjects or projects in the department. Consent of instructor required.

CER ENG 6001 Special Topics (IND 0.0-6.0)

This course is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

CER ENG 6040 Oral Examination (IND 0.0)

After completion of all other program requirements, oral examinations for on-campus M.S./Ph.D. students may be processed during intersession. Off-campus M.S. students must be enrolled in oral examination and must have paid an oral examination fee at the time of the defense/comprehensive examination (oral/ written). All other students must enroll for credit commensurate with uses made of facilities and/or faculties. In no case shall this be for less than three (3) semester hours for resident students.

CER ENG 6050 Continuous Registration (IND 1.0)

Doctoral candidates who have completed all requirements for the degree except the dissertation and are away from the campus must continue to enroll for at least one hour of credit each registration period until the degree is completed. Failure to do so may invalidate the candidacy. Billing will be automatic as will registration upon payment.

CER ENG 6085 Internship (IND 0.0-15)

Students working toward a doctor of engineering degree will select with the advice of their committees, appropriate problems for preparation of a dissertation. The problem selected and internship plan must conform to the purpose of providing a high level engineering experience consistent with the intent of the doctor of engineering degree.

CER ENG 6099 Research (IND 0.0-15)

Investigations of an advanced nature leading to the preparation of a thesis or dissertation. Consent of instructor required.

CER ENG 6220 Optical Properties Of Materials (LEC 3.0)

The objective of this course is to give the student a fundamental understanding of the structure-optical property relationships exhibited by isotropic and anisotropic materials. Topics will include the wave/particle nature of light, how light interacts with materials, color, and applications such as lasers, fiber optic communication systems, electro-optics, and integrated optics. Prerequisites: Physics 2135 or 2111 and Math 2222.

CER ENG 6230 Composite Materials (LEC 3.0)

The objective of this course is to give the students an understanding of the processing, design, and mechanical behavior of composite materials. The course will treat both fiber reinforced and laminate-based composites with an emphasis on the macromechanical behavior of these composites with respect to their architecture. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

CER ENG 6240 Advanced Topics On The Vitreous State (LEC 3.0)

Modern aspects of the structure and dynamics of inorganic vitreous materials will be reviewed and applied towards understanding the macroscopic properties of glasses. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

CER ENG 6260 Advanced Electrical Properties of Ceramics (LAB 1.0 and LEC 3.0)

The application of ceramic chemistry and physics to the development and evaluation of electronic, dielectric, magnetic, and optical properties. Emphasis is placed on the relationships between properties and crystal structure, defects, grain boundary nature, and microstructure. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in Physics 2305.

CER ENG 6310 Sintering And Microstructure Development (LEC 3.0)

Theory and practice of densification, microstructure evolution, effect of processing and material factors, grain boundary migration, grain growth. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

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