Academics

College of Engineering

Major

  • Major of Materials Science and Engineering

Introduction

Materials Science and Engineering plays the key role in high technology era of the 21st century:

Just as the history of mankind is categorized into the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age, the development of industries and technologies are based on the materials that human beings have used. From this fact, we can easily find that the development and utilization of new materials are closely related to the quality of our life. The success of various cutting-edge technologies that lead the 21st century, such as information technology (IT), nanotechnology (NT), biotechnology (BT), energy and environment technology (ET), and space technology (ST) are determined by the development of new materials. This is why the key to realizing the technologies only dreamt of by people is in material science.

With these very important needs, The School of Materials Science and Engineering at Yeungnam University offers undergraduate degrees as well as both Master and Ph. D. programs. Students learn to understand, characterize, and develop technology needed to process and manufacture new materials and the resulting specialized products.

Metallurgical Engineering

Metal is an important material that plays an important role in human culture and civilization from prehistoric times. Since today’s high technology is possible through metallurgy, it is one of the most crucial fields in industries. Metallurgical Engineering includes the production and research on metallic materials, including high-tech materials. Students majoring in metallurgical engineering study about properties, manufacturing process and new material synthesis, which are the basics for industrial application. In addition, there are industry-academia cooperative education and research programs for high-performance metals, structural metals, processing, high-tech material design and processing for IT, NT and ET materials.

Structural metal includes light-weight, high-durability and high-temperature materials developed by controlling the crystal structures and compositions, which require understanding of both the manufacturing process and the mechanical properties of metals. The development of functional metal requires understanding on the electric, mechanical, optical, thermal and chemical properties. This material can be applied for various electronics and communication parts, photoelectric elements, sensors and energy transformer devices.

Ceramic and Semiconductor Materials

Together with metallurgy, ceramic and semiconductor materials are very important in engineering fields in both academic and industrial aspects. Ceramics are featured with unique electrical, thermal, optical and magnetic properties. The Major in Ceramics and Semiconductor Materials aims at fostering creative engineers that are needed in the ceramic and semiconductor industry. Its curriculum includes materials engineering theory, thermodynamics, phase equilibria, X-ray diffraction, instrumental analysis, ceramic processing, semiconductor materials and processing, display engineering theory, telecommunication materials, and many more. Students who want to be a professional engineer in the near future will be taught high-tech fields, including electronic materials, functional ceramics, next-generation semiconductors, display materials, automobile parts, nano-materials, and energy-related materials.

History

The School of Materials Science and Engineering at Yeungnam University (http://mse.yu.ac.kr) was founded in 1973. The School of Materials Science and Engineering won the national grant for five years through 'The National Support Project for Outstanding Engineering College’ by The Korean Ministry of Education since 1994. Due to the effort and enthusiasm for research and education, the School of Materials Science and Engineering was ranked number 1 for four consecutive years from 1995 in the performance evaluation among national engineering colleges. In 2000, it was also recognized as one of the best colleges in national materials department by The Korean Credit for University Education. The School of Materials Science and Engineering was moved to the newly built Materials Building, which is equipped with modern educational equipments, in 2001.

In 2004, The School of Materials Science and Engineering won the NURI (New University for Regional Innovation) fund sponsored by The Korean Ministry of Education and Human Resources, titled 'Next Generation Materials Manpower Fostering Project' with POSTECH. Through this project, our team was awarded 4.5 billion won per year for five consecutive years, where one-third is supported only for The School of Material Science and Engineering of Yeungnam University. We are using this grant effectively for the achievement of the department's academic and research goals, which are mainly focused on 'fostering outstanding engineer with professional knowledge and leadership' for the innovation of regional materials-related industry.

Job Fields

Students who graduated from our school play a very important role in various industrial fields including automobile, ship building, semiconductor, electronics and display as well as ceramic industries depending on their individual interests and abilities. Many of them already found their jobs through internship programs, which were begun in 2004. Some students also continue their studies at domestic and foreign graduate schools.

The list of major company that our alumni are currently serving:
Semiconductor (Samsung Electronics, Hynix Semiconductors), Steel (POSCO, Dongkuk Steel, POSCO Specialty Steel), Automobile part (Sangsin Brake, SL, Ajin, Hwashin), Electronic parts (Samsung Corning, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, LG Electronics, LG Siltron), Display (LG Display, Samsung SDI, Samsung Corning, JuSung Engineering), Ceramics materials (POSREC, ChoSun Refractory, Asahi Glass, Owens Corning), Cutting tools (TaeguTec, Korea OSG, ShinHan Diamond), Energy (ETA Solar, NF New Materials, Smart Ace), Bio-material (Austem, Megagen), Nonferrous metal (Korea Zinc, LG Metals, PoongSan), Heavy industries (Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung Heavy Industries, DooSan Heavy Industries, Samsung TechWin), and Powder metallurgy (Korloy, Korea Tungsten)

Faculty

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Curriculum

Major Of Materials Science And Engineering
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    CALCULUS I
    Calculus(1) covers the following: Sequences, limits and continuity of functions of single variable, derivatives, properties of derivatives, differentiation rules, higher order derivatives, applications of derivatives, definite integrals, indefinite integrals, properties of integrals, integration rules, applications of integrals, infinite series power series.
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    CONVERGENCE- AND INTEGRATION-BASED THINKING AND WRITING
    The ability of analyzing and solving problems is emphasized as one of the conditions for survival in the 21st century and one of the core elements of creative capabilities. This course was designed to cultivate convergence- and integration-based creative capabilities, which are integrated problem-solving capabilities to collect, analyze and process knowledge and information by reinforcing the ability of analyzing and solving problems, recreate it in a synthetic fashion, and express it effectively through speech and writing. The course will help the students cultivate their synesthesia thinking and communication skills based on sympathy with other human beings, understanding of the community, and positivity or Gongseong that is sought after by Yeungnam University. Its ultimate goals are to promote the students' creative knowledge development and reinforce their writing capabilities consistently through "convergence- and integration-based thinking and writing as a problem-solving approach."
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    GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
    The General Chemistry(I) introduces the basic concepts of the properties, constitution, structure and the reaction of matters, which is essential in modern chemistry, physics, biology and engineering.
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    GENERAL PHYSICS I
    Introduces classical mechanics. Space and time: straight-line kinematics; motion in a plane; forces and equilibrium; experimental basis of Newton's laws; particle dynamics; universal gravitation; collisions and conservation laws; work and potential energy; vibrational motion; conservative forces; inertial forces and non-inertial frames; central force motions; rigid bodies and rotational dynamics.
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    PRACTICAL ENGLISH
    The aim of the course is to help students develop basic English verbal skills in real life situations. The course will be co-taught by Korean and Native English instructors. Korean instructors will provide students with basic English structure, vocabulary, and expressions, and students will be encouraged to practice speaking English utilizing basic English structures. Students will further practice expressing themselves in English with native English instructors.
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    SEMINAR FOR ACADEMIC LIFE
    1. Summary of the course This course is to assist university freshmen in CRM designing to adapt university life well through the instruction and counselling of supervising professor. (This course is composed of self analysis, personality type test, career research, instruction for the success of university life, career plan and direction setting, CRM designing method and CRM designing. The course should be teaching in classes of the students by supervising professor.) 2. Course objectives This course is to motivate the students before the mid term exam and provide students with self analysis, personality type test (MBTI or TCI) and career research (YAT test). Also, this course shall has a plan to instruct the students to enhance the efficiency of university life through career and time management. In addition, this course is to make a chance for the students to have practical assistance to university life by providing study method, report designing strategy and the information on academic system and various kinds of internal programs of the university. After the mid term exam, the students will be instructed to set the direction of career designing through continuous counselling of supervising professor and the students will be able to establish CRM designing and execution plan.
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    SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION AND SERVICE
    This course is to cultivate community sense as members of society and the global village for students in order to develop the basic knowledge required as global citizens. Especially, this course is to foster the spirit of cooperation, sharing, service, and creativity and study the social contribution and leadership to solving the challenges the global community faces. As a liberal arts course, it is centered to nurture a leader having the global capability to contribute to community development through learning the knowledge and the case on the value & logic of social responsibility focused on environmental preservation, social contribution, and good governance(ESG). This course aims to foster a generous mind, learn knowledge and technology and build the capacity to contribute to building a society towards a safer and happier world through the study of theory and practice.
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    SOFTWARE AND AI
    Software and AI (Artificial Intelligence) course aims to educate the basic concepts of software and computational thinking to use them in various applications. It allows students of various majors to experience the core technologies of the 4th industrial revolution, such as big data, machine learning, and AI. It also introduces various applications of AI so that students can easily apply these technologies to their field of study. This course classifies the lecture types into three categories, and adjust the lecture difficulty according to the student's academic ability.
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    INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN
    This subject invokes the interests of freshman engineer to engineering prior to regular engineering subjects. Creative problem solving skills are taught in the class such as brain storming, generation, analysis, practice, evaluation, and improvement of idea through minimum theory and various design projects, etc. Various projects for visual thinking and drawing, power writing skills, model bridge design, are carried out to operate, evaluate the performance of students on group base competition and thus enhances teamwork and communication skills. By taking this course, freshmen begin to have interests in engineering design and can develop creative problem solving skill, and eventually develop strong desire to continue engineering career.
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    INTRODUCTION TO NEW MATERIALS
    This subj ect is for the first grade of the Department of New Material Engineering, consisting of professors of detailed majors such as metal-electronic information-energy-automobile , etc. to introduce the entire new mat er ial industry and to examine the current status of technology and to learn the applied technology. Identify the basics for advanced major learning through the introduction of new materials.
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    CAD AND PRACTICE
    The fundamentals of computer-aided drawing and design of mechanical and electronic components will be covered. Commercial softwares such as Auto-CAD and Pro-Engineer will be utilized in this class.
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    INTRODUCTION TO MATERIAL SCIENCE I
    This course covers the fundamental principles of Materials science, including classification of engineering materials, their internal structures and defects on the atomic level and microstructure, the atomic movements inside solid materials, the grain structure and growth, etc.
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    INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER MATERIALS
    Introduction to polymeric materials including synthetic polymers and naturale polymers, commodity polymers, engineering plastics, functional polymers, polymer blends, alloys, composites, and so on, as well as methods of characterization of chemical and physical properties, structure and morphology, brief review of polymer processing and fabrications. will be learned. Application of polymeric materials on textile and hitech industries will be experienced
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    NUMERICAL ANALYSIS
    Lectures on basic theories of numerical analysis such as roots of algebraic equations, solution of simultaneous equations, curve fitting and cubic spline interpolation, numerical integration and differentiation, initial and boundary value problems of ordinary differential equations, etc. by using Internet.
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    BASIC LABORATORY IN MATERIALS ENGINEERING (1)
    This course offers fundamental laboratory practice in metallurgical and materials engineering, including materials testing, instrumentation. property measurements, characterization of material, thermal analysis and treatments of experimental data.
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    ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS I
    Basic and theory of ordinary differential equation: Fourier series,Fourier transformation, Laplace transformation, first order ODE's, higher-order OED's, series solutions of ODE's, eigenfunction methods for differential equations.
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    THERMODYNAMICS OF MATERIALS
    Basic theories such as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd laws of thermodynamics, dependence of phase transition on environmental variables, thermodynamic properties of solution system, relationship between phase diagram and thermodynamic functions, electrochemical cells using solid electrolytes, are included in this subject. Additionally, applications in material science field such as chemical processing of materials and relationship between phase diagram and phase transformation, are treated.
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    CAREER DESIGN
    1. Summary of the course This course is to let the students to set the career goal at the early stage of university life through systematic and continuous counselling and instruction on CRM achievement and change of career designed by the students after the admission to the university. This course is to let the students attain career management method and edit, complement and confirm the CRM in a systematic manner by self analysis and analysis of employment competence while the course is being taught. Also, this course is to utilize video lecture as the secondary teaching material to let the students have competency in employment. 2. Course objectives This course is to assist to the enrolled students in designing their own employment plan for themselves by the education of drafting application materials for employment (resume, statement of purpose and application forms), communication skills and presentation skills. Furthermore, the course ultimate goal of guiding the students to systematically design (manage) CRM at each grade of the university with the counselling by the supervising professor until the time of graduation.
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    INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS FOR MATERIALS
    This course provides the principles and applications of various methods for materials characterization, such as electron microscopy, structural/compositional analysis and thermal analysis etc.
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    INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
    This course introduces the basic principles on electrical and electronic engineering for materials engineering students. Topics covered are basic circuit theory, analysis of DC and AC circuit, dynamics of circuit, power in AC circuit, semiconductor devices, and digital and analog electronics.
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    INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS SCIENCE II
    The mechanical and physical properties of engineering materials will be introduced. A brief discussion on those materials properties will also be given in terms of scientific principles of mechanics, physics and chemistry and thermodynamics.
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    PHASE EQUILIBRIA OF MATERIALS
    Relationship between phase equilibria and thermodynamic properties and interpretation of phase diagram are major concern in this topic. Theorieson phase equilibria are dependence of phase transition on change in chemical potential and as for phase diagram phase stability parameters in binary and ternary systems are treated in terms of temperature, pressure and volume. Additionally, an unknown phases are identified from the metallographs, based on these knowledge.
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    BASIC LABORATORY IN MATERIALS ENGINEERING (2)
    This course offers fundamental laboratory practice in metallurgical and materials engineering, including materials testing, instrumentation. property measurements, characterization of material, thermal analysis and treatments of experimental data.
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    CRYSTAL STRUCTURE AND DEFECTS
    This course deals with the atomic bonding, concept of a lattice, geometry of crystals, crystal structures of crystalline and amor-phous materials, and various defects in crystals, such as point defects, dislocations and planar defects.
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    CERAMIC PROCESSING LABORATORY
    Basic experimental techniques in materials engineering will be covered first. Then, typical ceramics, such as alumina, ceramic magnets or superconductors, will be fabricated to conduct a series of processing experiment. Numbers of equipment for characterization of powders and microstructures and fabrication will be used.
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    DIFFUSION IN SOLIDS
    This course deals with the phenomenological diffusion equations, the atomic theory of diffusion, the diffusion in concentration gradients and the diffusion in ionic materials.
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    METAL SMELTING PROCESS
    This course deals with the metal extraction processes based on the fundamental theory of solution chemistry and reaction kinetics of various metals, such as iron, coper, aluminum, nickel, titanium, magnesium, zinc, etc., through either pyrometallurgy, hydrometallurgy or electrometallurgy. These aspects include the leaching, solution purification and metal recovery processes.
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    METALLURGICAL ELECTROCHEMISTRY
    This course deals with the metal extraction processes using aqueous or organic liquid based on the fundamental theory of solution chemistry and reaction kinetics. These aspects include the leaching, solution purification and metal recovery processes.
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    METALLURGY LABORATORY
    This course provides experiments on the heat treating of quench-hardenable and age-hardenable alloys. Also experiments on other metallurgical reactions and phenomena, such as recovery and recrystallization, an grain growth, will be provided
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    X-RAY DIFFRACTION AND PRACTICE
    The fundamentals of crystallography and diffraction physics and the applications of x-ray diffraction in materials analysis will be discussed with an emphasis on the powder method.
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    CERAMIC PROCESSING
    Ceramics processing includes powder synthesis, powder treatment, shaping, sintering and machining. In this course, the fundamental ceramic processing science including surface chemistry, powder synthesis and treatment, dispersion and colloidal chemistry will be covered.
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    ELECTRONS IN MATERIALS
    The electrical, magnetic, and optical properties of materials are critically dependent on the electrons in materials. Thus, in this lecture, the physical principles to describe the behavior of electrons in the materials are introduced, including elementary quantum mechanics, structure of atoms, electron configuration in atoms, and band theory in solid. This lecture is required for further studies related to the electronic materials, which are open at 3rd year or 4th year, such as "Semiconductor and Electronic Materials" and "Semiconductor Devices“ and "Process Integrations for Semiconductor Devices"
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    MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF METALS AND MATERIALS
    The entire scope of mechanical behavior of metals and materials, from understandings of the continuum description and engineering concept of stress and strain through crystalline and defect mechanism of flow and fracture, and on to a consideration of the major mechanical property will be discussed.
    3- 1
    PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS IN MATERIALS
    On the basis of solution thermodynamics, the kinetics of reactions, the diffusion and crystallography, various types of the phase transformations that occur in metal materials systems will be discussed.
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    COMPOSITE MATERIALS
    The course provides a basic understanding of the underlying science as well as the engineering applications of composites and biomaterials. First, it explains how composite materials, with their advantages of high strength with stiffness, together with low weight and other desirable properties are formed and discusses the nature of the different types of reinforcement and matrix ? and their interaction. Methods of production, examples of typical applications and essential data are all included. Biomaterials (metals, ceramics, polymers) and medical devices for repair and replacement parts (tissue and organ) in the human body are introduced. Emphasis on the nature of the biomaterials, design and fabrication of medical devices, properties, applications and the problems of introducing foreign materials into the biosystem. The methods and procedure of biological and clinical assessments will be introduced for the development of medical devices.
    3- 2
    DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
    This course introduces optoelectronic devices used for visual display in computers, mobile computing, HDTV, and DTV. Display devices such as CRTs, LCDs, OLEDs will be thoroughly investigated. System requirements and interfaces will be considered.
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    ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LABORATORY
    This course offers hands-on practice for measurements of electronic properties of materials and tests for solid state devices.
    3- 2
    FIELD TRAINING (ADVANCED MATERIALS 1)
    This course offers a hands-on experience on the production processing of advanced materials at the local ceramic and semiconductor industries for two weeks.
    3- 2
    HYDROGEN FUEL CELLS
    Energy sources of the future will have to be cleaner and more efficient than current sources fuel cells fulfill these requirements. Several challenges remain before we will see wide-spread commercialization, mainly because of restrictions with size, cost, reliability and safety but an environmentally-friendly source of power is definitely on its way. This course focuses on the basic knowledge of hydrogen fuel cells system, including thermodynamic principles of fuel cells, fuel cell components, fuel cell support systems and current research issues. Students need to be active in speaking and writing in English. Some experiment, demonstration and a field trip will be a part of the course depending on the lab preparation and academic schedule.
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    MATERIALS & COMPONENTS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES
    Electronic device technology and its related industry has now been fast growing. This class helps materials engineer understand basic functions of various electronic components, principles of the functions, and their manufacturing processes. Specifically, this course covers the fabrication process and properties of polycrystalline semiconductor, dielectric materials, piezoelectric materials, and magnetic materials, being used as parts or devices in electronic industries.
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    METAL FINISHING & SURFACE TREATMENTS
    Surface finishing of metals covers any topic and process that alters the sulface of a material or aesthetic or functional purposes. The basis material whose surface is being altered could be a metal or any material used for engineering or decorative purposes. Also, surface finishing can improve the aesthetic appeal, corrosion resistance and engancing properties. There are fice major processes for modification for surface finishing; abrasice blast cleaning and protective coating. anodizing, electroplaing and electroless plating, hot dip galvanizing and powder coating. It also covers surface finishing industry technique for which the design of the unit and the decoration of surface.
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    NON-FERROUS METALLIC MATERIALS
    This course deals with their classification, properties and use of non-ferrous metals and their alloys, such as aluminum, copper, titanium, nickel, cobalt, magnesium and zinc. Also, recent progress in the development of novel materials and advanced materials processing will be discussed.
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    SEMINAR OF ADVANCED MATERIALS
    This course is a third-year course in the Department of New Material Engineering. Based on the introduction of new materials for the first grade, we want to identify t echnology and industry trends related to the new material industry and help with career design through the process of major advancement.
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    SINTERING PROCESS
    As a continuation of Ceramic Processing I, forming, sintering and machining will be studied. Fundamental principles of forming, various forming technology will be covered, and sintering theories and their typical examples are studied with an emphasis on microstructures and their control.
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    SIX-SIGMA
    6-Sigma has been extensively spreaded for many companies such as GE, TI, motorola, Sony, Samsung, LG, POSCO and Hyundai since 1990s. 6-Sigma methodology is composed of 5 steps: Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control, which requires approximately 100 hours of lecture. Therefore, 6-Sigma(1) covers Define-Measure-Analyze stages, and Improve-Control stages will be covered in 6-Sigma(2) during the Fall semester. 6-Sigma(1) deals with the statistical data processing, how to choose the most important factor, and many other tools, which can be very useful for the student's future career. Moreover, a statistical software, MINITAB, will be utilized for data processing. This professor expects that all of the students are very interested in this course which gives the guidelines for students how to efficiently work at company.
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    TEACHING MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION
    Selected formulations of instruction and teaching-learning process applicable to technical high school and general high school based on curriculum for the subject of technical education. Also this lecture provides opportunity for the student to make teaching plan, teaching materials and evaluation, teaching method, and skills in the field to improve attainments as a teacher of high school.
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    THIN FILM OF MATERIALS
    This course covers the fundamental principles and apparatus of vacuum technology which is essential for thin film processing. Specifics of thin film processing technology such as sputtering, evaporation, PLD, CVD, Sol-Gel method, and MOD process are also included in this subject. Finally it deals with various characterization techniques and application of thin film technology to the semiconductor industry.
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    FERROUS METALLIC MATERIALS
    The phase diagram and basic theory of phase transformation of Fe-C alloy system are introduced. The classification, changes of structure and properties by heat treatment and plastic deformation and the categories of them such as carbon, alloy, stainless and tool steels are studied.
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    SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS
    The purpose of this lecture is to introduce the electronic, magnetic, and optical properties of materials to the students. This course also introduces various semiconductor materials, including their physical properties and utilization. The lecture includes (1) the overview of quantum mechanics and band structures (2) conductivities in materials: metal, semiconductor, isolator and ionic conductors (3) electrical conductivity in metals: resistivity of metals and alloys, Matthiessen’s rule, Sommerfeld’s model (4) semiconductors: intrinsic, extrinsic, doping effect, p-n junction and metal-semicondcutor contact (5) optical properties of materials: light emitting, fluorescence, luminescence and phosphorescence (6) magnetic properties of materials: superconductivity, ferro-,para-,diamagnetism etc. The class of "Introduction to Modern Physics for Materials" is prerequisite to understand this lecture.
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    ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
    This course is to provide students with sufficient insight into the nature of engineering and business management so that students make a commitment to pursue the solutions for real economic problems. With the theoretical background acquired by this course, students can prepare for successful professional careers.
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    ENGINEERING EDUCATION THEORY
    Selected theories of engineering education that have application to technological high school, cooperative education between industries and school, career guidance or vocational guidance and evaluation of engineering education are explored and evaluated in this course.
    4- 1
    FIELD TRAINING (ADVANCED MATERIALS 2)
    This course offers a hands-on experience on the production processing of advanced materials at the local ceramic and semiconductor industries for two weeks.
    4- 1
    INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
    The course aims to introduce various materials modelling methods and their basic principles. It focuses on comprehension of the fundamental principles rather than complicated computer programming, and tries to interpret case studies based on the modelling. This will assist in understanding the necessity and the application of computational methods in the field of materials science and engineering.
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    INTRODUCTION TO MICROMECHATRONICS ENGINEERING
    This course introduce the theoretical background of solid state actuators and transducers, practical materials, device designs including ultrasonic motors, transducers, and sensors, drive/control technique, and typical applications, and looks forward to the future progress in this field. Since the micromechatronics area is really new and interdisciplinary, it is probably impossible to cover all the recent studies in a limited-time course. Therefore, the lecturer selects only important and basic ideas to understand how to design the develop the materials, actuators, transducers and controls for micromechatronics. The course is particularly suitable to the Senior level undergraduate and graduate students interesting in electronic materials, control engineering, optical communication, precision machinery and robotics.
    4- 1
    LEADERSHIP SEMINAR FOR ENGINEER
    Various contemporary subjects in the field of ceramics and semiconductor are to be introduced by the site-visit or by faculty members or the specialists invited from local industries or research institutes.
    4- 1
    MATERIALS ENGINEERING CAPSTONE DESIGN (1)
    This two-semester design course provides a hands-on-design manufacturing experience for students through a team project, by applying the acquired fundamentals of metallurgical and materials engineering to design of a process or product. With advice of a faculty member, each team is required to prepare a proposal on the analysis of any of the field problems and to perform a series of experiments, modeling or simulations using engineering softwares to design or redesign the process or process or product, and finally to manufacture a proto-type. Oral presentation of the results and submission of a written report are required.
    4- 1
    SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PROCESSING
    This course provides the details of unit processes for the fabrication of semiconductor devices, and also the run sheets of the representative devices will be introduced.
    4- 1
    STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL
    6-Sigma is a quality improvement tool which adapts top-down process. Since it requires more than 100 hours of lecture, we need at least 2 semesters. Continued to 6-Sigma in Fall semester for 3rd grade, Statistical Process Control will cover Improve and Control stages. Improve stages is composed of the explanation on the various design of experimental methods such as factorial design, response surface method and Taguchi method. In Control stage, students will be taught on how to maintain the improved quality via statistical process control and various control charts. Since this course requires the principles covered in 6-Sigma, the students who have taken 6-Sigma can participate in this course. A statistical software, MINITAB, will be used for design of experiment and establishing the control charts. This professor is sure that this course will be very helpful for student's future career.
    4- 1
    PLASTIC DEFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
    This course cover the quantitative treatments of mechanical working process of metals, including deformation mechanics, flow of metals in working processes, the mechanics of working processes, metal working technologies and the effects of plastic deformation on the structure and properties of metals.
    4- 1
    WELDING ENGINEERING
    This course covers topics on the welding and joining, including various arc welding, laser welding, brazing and soldering, welding consumables and flux materials, post heat treatment, defects, mechanical tests for welding and joining parts.
    4- 2
    CORROSION OF METALS
    This purpose of this course is to review the various types of metallic corrosion based on the fundamental theory of electrochemistry, thermodynamics and kinetics. It also includes the methods of corrosion testing and corrosion protection.
    4- 2
    DESIGNING NEW MATERIALS BUSINESS
    Based on the knowledge and experience accumulated in materials science and engineering, this course aims to foster talented young entrepreneurs who can lead the fourth industrial revolution. To successfully overcome the 4th industrial revolution, students should understand and communicate other academic fields. We try to understand various investment programs from government, institutes or private investment and to analyze the latest patents in the field of materials science and engineering for concrete and successful start-ups. Based on this, students find areas of interest and prepare a simple business plan based on market research. This course covers students who are interested in starting their own careers by applying the knowledge that they have learned in their senior or graduate courses.
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    FOUNDRY METALLURGY
    This course covers topics on the metal casting, including solidification of metals, molding process and materials, casting-design, the metallurgies and meltings of ferrous and nonferrous casting alloys, post treatment and etc..
    4- 2
    LOGICAL THINKING AND WRITING SKILLS IN ENGINEERING
    In this course, the students in educational study for engineering field will be trained about logical thinking and writing abilities.
    4- 2
    MATERIALS ENGINEERING CAPSTONE DESIGN(2)
    This two-semester design course provides a hands-on-design manufacturing experience for students through a team project, by applying the acquired fundamentals of metallurgical and materials engineering to design of a process or product. With the advice of a faculty member, each team is required to prepare a proposal on the analysis of any of the field problems and to perform a series of experiments, modeling or simulations using engineering softwares to design or redesign the process or process or product, and finally to manufacture a proto-type. Oral presentation of the results and submission of a written report are required
    4- 2
    MATERIALS FOR ENERGY STORAGE
    This course is for understanding of the principles and performance factors of materials for fuel cells and batteries. It will include the activities to understanding the relationship between the materials and performances. Based on the basic knowledge, the better materials and process can be suggested.

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