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2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

College of Engineering

EGN 2362C Materials Chemistry
Credits: 4; Prereq: CHM 2045 and CHM 2045L.
Basic principles of chemistry as taught through practical applications to provide an engineering and life sciences perspective. Topics are: atomic, molecular and supermolecular structure, synthesis and processing, stability of materials, biological materials.

EMA 3010 Materials
Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 2045.
Conceptual perspective for origin of materials behavior – structure/property/performance interrelationships. Materials selection and use of familiar material – metals, ceramics, polymers, electronic materials and composites in electronics, structural and other engineering applications.

EMA 3013C Materials Laboratory 2
Credits: 1; Prereq: EMA 3080C.
Second part of the general undergraduate materials laboratory.

EMA 3050 Ceramic Engineering
Credits: 3; Prereq: EMA 3010.
Uses, structure, processing and properties of ceramic materials. Scientific principles are introduced through discussion of recently developed ceramics for high technology applications.

EMA 3066 Polymer Science and Engineering
Credits: 3; Prereq: EMA 3010.
Introduction to preparation, molecular structure property relationships, processing and applications of macromolecular materials.

EMA 3080C Materials Laboratory 1
Credits: 1; Coreq: EMA 3010.
First part of the general undergraduate materials laboratory.

EMA 3123 Metallurgical Engineering
Credits: 3; Prereq: EMA 3010.
Preparation, structure, properties and applications of metals and alloys.

EMA 3413 Introduction to Electronic Materials
Credits: 3; Prereq: EMA 3010.
Atomistic and quantum-mechanical description of the electrical, optical, magnetic and thermal properties of materials. This course deals with metals, alloys, semiconductors, polymers, dielectrics and amorphous materials. Special emphasis given to high technology applications of electronic materials.

EMA 3414C Characterization of Electronic Materials
Credits: 1; Prereq: EEL 3003 and EMA 3413.
This course provides hands-on experience for students specializing in electronic materials. Lab topics include characterization of optical and electronic properties of various materials, resistivity and temperature measurements, electronic devices characterization, and laser and magnetic experiments.

EMA 3513C Analysis of the Structure of Materials
Credits: 4; Prereq: EMA 3010.
Fundamentals of crystallography, x-ray and electron diffraction, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, surface analysis and microprobe techniques. Laboratory.

EMA 4041L Advanced Ceramics Laboratory 1
Credits: 1; Prereq: EMA 3050.
Forming, drying, firing and testing of traditional ceramics.

EMA 4042L Advanced Ceramics Laboratory 2
Credits: 1; Prereq: EMA 3050.
Forming, drying, firing and testing of advanced ceramics.

EMA 4120C Ferrous Metallurgy
Credits: 3; Prereq: EMA 3123.
An in-depth discussion of fundamentals of physical mettalurgy and principles of microstructure evolution.

EMA 4121 Interfacial Engineering
Credits: 3; Prereq: EMA 3010, EMA 3050, EMA 3066, EMA 3123 and EMA 3413.
A correlation of properties, structural and mechanical history, thermal history and service behavior of various interfaces.

EMA 4125 Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing
Credits: 3; Prereq: EMA 3010 and MAP 2302.
Science and application of momentum, heat and mass transport in materials and materials processing.

EMA 4144 Physical Ceramics 1
Credits: 3; Prereq: EMA 3050.
Structure of complex ceramic compounds and glasses. Influence of structural imperfections and stoichiometry on physical characteristics, surface and interfacial phenomena, diffusion and phase transformations in ceramic systems.

EMA 4145 Physical Ceramics 2
Credits: 3; Prereq: EMA 4144.
Influence of ceramic microstructure on processing. Chemical bonds, surface phenomena, forming energetics, drying and firing kinetics. Diffusion, nucleation, crystal growth, solid-solid and solid-liquid reactions.

EMA 4161C Physical Properties of Polymers
Credits: 4; Prereq: EMA 3066.
Molecular structure – physical property relationships for polymers: viscoelastic behavior, the glass transition, thermomechanical and rheological properties, the crystalline and amorphous molecular solid state. Correlation of properties with design engineering of polymer applications. Laboratory section included.

EMA 4223 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Credits: 3; Prereq: EGM 3520.
Plastic deformation and fracture of metals and alloys, ceramics and polymers.

EMA 4224C Mechanical Metallurgy
Credits: 3; Prereq: EMA 4223.
Mechanisms of deformation and failure of metals and alloys, mechanical testing methods, effects of temperature, deformation rate and stress state on mechanical properties, design of microstructure for optimizing strength and toughness, the laboratory consists of rolling, heat treatment, hardness testing, tensile testing, impact testing and fatigue testing of several commercial alloys including copper alloys, aluminum alloys and steels.

EMA 4314 Energetics and Kinetics in Materials Science
Credits: 3; Prereq: EMA 3010.
Foundations of energetics and kinetic theory with applications to processes in materials science.

EMA 4324 Stability of Materials
Credits: 3; Prereq: EMA 4314.
Mechanisms, energetics and kinetics of corrosion and degradation of engineering materials. Economic solutions to degradation problems based upon design and materials selection.

EMA 4614 Production of Electronic Materials
Credits: 3; Prereq: EMA 3413 and EMA 4314.
Production of materials for use in solid state electronic devices; nucleation and growth kinetics, solidification of single phase alloys, segregation, dynamics of crystal growth, selection of materials and growth techniques, characterization.

EMA 4615 Compound Semiconductor Materials
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3396 and EMA 4614.
Physical properties of technologically important compound semiconductor materials. Epitaxial growth and practical application of compound semiconductor heterostructures.

EMA 4623C Process Metallurgy
Credits: 4; Prereq: EMA 4121 and PHY 2049.
Engineering aspects of mineral processing. Unit operations, flow sheets. Science and technology of metal extraction with applications to specific ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

EMA 4630C Metals Casting
Credits: 2; Prereq: EMA 3123.
Melting and solidification of metals and alloys including heat flow, solute redistribution, casting defects, micro- and macrosegregation. Foundry techniques including sand casting, permanent mold casting, investment casting and die casting.

EMA 4645 Processing of Ceramic Materials
Credits: 3; Prereq: EMA 4144.
Introduction to the technology and science of processing ceramic materials, including traditional clay based ceramics, modern technical ceramics, and glasses. Topics include the nature of fine particles, forming methods and consolidation by heat.

EMA 4666C Polymer Processing
Credits: 4; Prereq: EMA 4161.
Major processing methods for polymers and polymeric composites as related to the rheological behavior of these systems. Synthesis of polymers via industrial processes.

EMA 4680C Metals Joining Processes and Design
Credits: 2; Coreq: EMA 4223.
Metallurgy of metals joining processes including laboratory exercises in soldering, brazing and welding. Selection of processes and design of products manufactured by joining processes.

EMA 4714 Materials Selection and Failure Analysis
Credits: 3; Prereq: EMA 4324.
Philosophy and practice of engineering selection of materials. Case studies in product liability and failure analysis.

EMA 4740 Ceramic Engineering Design
Credits: 2; Prereq: EMA 4144.
Molecular composition, design of ceramic bodies and glazes, design use histories and computer-based design projects.

EMA 4760 Plastics Engineering Design
Credits: 3; Prereq: EMA 4666C. Coreq: EMA 4666C.
This course utilizes knowledge of processing and properties of plastics for the proper design of products, molds, etc.

EMA 4905 Individual Work
Credits: 1 to 4; maximum of 8 credits; can be repeated for credit with change in content.
Selected problems or projects in the student's major field of engineering study.

EMA 4913 Research in Materials Science and Engineering 1
Credits: 2.
Short research problems in materials science and engineering, usually including a final thesis.

EMA 4914 Research in Materials Science and Engineering 2
Credits: 2.
Continuation of EMA 4913.

EMA 4915 Integrated Product and Process Design Program 1
Credits: 3.
The first part of a two-course sequence in which multidisciplinary teams of engineering and business students partner with industry sponsors to design and build authentic products and processes—on time and within budget. Working closely with industry liaison engineers and a faculty coach, students gain practical experience in teamwork and communication, problem solving and engineering design, and develop leadership, management and people skills.

EMA 4916 Integrated Product and Process Design Program 2
Credits: 3.
Second part of EMA 4915-4916 sequence.

EMA 4935 Special Topics
Credits: 1 to 3; maximum of 8 credits.
Laboratory, lectures or conferences covering specially selected topics in materials science and engineering. May be repeated with change of content.

EMA 4949 Co-Op Work Experience
Credits: 1††; Prereq: one term industrial employment, including extra work according to a pre-approved outline.
Practical engineering work under industrial supervision, as set forth in the College of Engineering Regulations.

General Education Categories

  • Composition (C)
  • Mathematical Sciences (M)
  • Humanities (H)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)
  • Physical (P) and Biological (B) Sciences
  • International and Diversity focus (I)

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  • †† indicates the course may be taken on an S-U basis.