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COURSE FOR SOPHOMORE

Class Code Class Title Point
AMSE 201 Physical Chemistry I 3 This course offers basic understanding of physical chemistry related to the materials science and engineering. The lecture covers the fundamental thermodynamics theory, phase transformation, and the kinetics of chemical reaction.
AMSE 202 Physical Chemistry II 3 This course covers quantum mechanics and solid state physics as the fundamentals of the electrical and magnetic properties of materials in materials science and engineering in detail.
AMSE 203 Introduction to Nano Materials 3 This course covers the various nano effects. The new electronic devices, catalysts, structural materials and composite materials using nano structure such as nano powder, nanotube, and nanowire will be treated.
AMSE 204 Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Materials 3 As the continuing course of Materials Engineering I, it aims students to accumulate the knowledge on materials science and engineering which are the bases for major courses, by exercising the following topics with the theories and principles of materials science: mechanical properties, deformation of amorphous materials, electrons and electronic transport, electrical properties of junctions, and magnetic, electrical, optical properties of materials.
AMSE 205 Structural Properties of Materials 3 This course offers the fundamental aspects of materials science and engineering such as the structure of solid, defect structure, phase equilibrium and the kinetics of phase transformation.
AMSE 206 Engineering Mathematics II 3 In the course, Vector analysis, Fourier series and partial differential equation will be covered.
AMSE 207 Introduction to Energy/Environment Materials 3 This course covers the various energy/environment materials. The working principles of fuel cell, solar cell, secondary battery, supercapacitor, environmental catalyst and environmental gas sensors will be treated and the relating materials issues will be studied.
AMSE 208 Introduction to Physical Organic Materials 3 This class deals with the structure and basic characteristics of organic materials including polymers. This class covers the relationship between structural characteristics and properties, unique properties and basic characteristics of organic high molecular weight materials
AMSE 209 Engineering Mathematics I 3 In the course, differential equation and Laplace transformation will be covered.
AMSE 210 Phase Equilibria 3 Lectures on thermodynamic fundamentals, equilibrium criteria, and equilibrium phase diagrams for unary and binary systems will be given in this course.
AMSE 211 Introduction to Ceramics 3 This course covers the introduction to the microstructure, properties, processing and applications of advanced ceramics. Various properties and their relationship to microstructure and crystal structure is emphasized. Comparison with other materials is also introduced.
AMSE 212 Advanced Materials I 3 Lecture on the principles of the description of crystals, structure determination, plastic deformation, dislocations, vacancies, diffusion, nucleation, and recrystallization.
AMSE 213 Foundry and Welding Metallurgy 3 It covers the general phenomena of molten metal, heat flow and solidification. Riser design, gating system, and properties of casting sands and cores are also included. Various casting methods and special casting methods are also introduced. Various welding methods and their characteristics are lectured. The specialities of welding materials are also considered.
AMSE 214 Metallic Materials and Their Application 3 Metal fabrication processes; relationship to structure and properties; properties of ferrous and nonferrous alloys for certain specific applications.
AMSE 215 Engineering Design and Presentation 1 In order to learn the methology to solve typical engineering problems of research and industry environment, student will experience the overall engineering process, including planning, designing, prototyping and testing as a team and will make the presentation about the result of their team work.
AMSE 216 Kinetics for Material Science 3 Study various kinds of material science related phenomena such as diffusion, solidification and precipitation at the atomic level and the correlation of such phenomena and crystalline defects and their affect on final material properties.


COURSE FOR JUNIOR

Class Code Class Title Point
AMSE 301 X-ray crystallography 3 Lectures on crystallography(symmetry elements, classification of crystals, lattices, reciprocal lattices, and projection of crystals), physics of X-rays(production, detection, diffraction, and absorption), and scattering of X-rays(by an electron, an atom and a small crystal) will be given together with practices of various experimental methods in this course.
AMSE 302 Design of Experiments and Seminars 1 The ability to solve engineering problems and data analytical methods are studied through design of experiments such as Taguchi method. In addition, this course gives lectures on technical writing and speaking. Logical thinking and how to summarize advanced knowledge are also studied.
AMSE 303 Electronics and Semiconductor Science & Engineering 3 The main purpose of this lecture is to teach the electronic properties of materials. First, the basic concept of the electron and lattice vibration will be introduced. The conduction of electron will be taught using the classical free electron model. The electron will be described in terms of wave and the energy band will be taught. Finally, the dielectric property of the materials will be taught.
AMSE 304 Experimental Course in Materials Engineering II 1 The relations between electronics structure and electromagnetic and optical properties of materials obtained from experiments are analyzed to understand theoretical background.
AMSE 305 Experimental Course in Materials Engineering I 1 The relations between microstructure and mechanical and thermal properties of materials obtained from experiments are analyzed to understand theoretical background.
AMSE 306 Solid State Physics 3 Basic principles of physical engineering and their application to engineering systems. The relationship between electronic structure, chemical bonding, and atomic order. Characterization of atomic arrangements in crystalline and amorphous solids: metals, ceramics, semiconductors, and polymers (including proteins).
AMSE 307 Advanced Materials II 3 Study on the nucleation theory, solidification, precipitation from solid solution from solid solution, diffusion-controlled growth of equilibrium precipitates, martensitic transformation and some applications.
AMSE 308 Phase Transformation 3 Thermodynamic aspects of phase transformation; diffusional transformation; diffusionless transformation; interfaces.
AMSE 309 Mechanical Behaviors of Materials 3 Lectures on mechanical fundamentals, stress-strain relationships for elastic and plastic behaviors, plastic deformation of single crystals, dislocation theory, and strengthening mechanisms will be given in this course.
AMSE 310 Nanoceramics 3 This course offers the knowledge on semiconductor physics and basic theories, their applications for several semiconductor devices, and series of device fabrication processes of semiconductors such as: bulk single crystal growth; wafering; epitaxial growth; characterizations of wafers and epi-wafers; oxidation and film-growth; diffusion and ion-implantation; and lithography and etching
AMSE 311 Glass Technology 3 This course covers the theory about manufacture, properties and structure of glasses and the characteristics of commercial and new glasses.
AMSE 312 Semiconducting Materials 3 This course covers the synthesis, properties, and applications of nanocermics. Research backgrounds and potential applications of advanced nanoceramics are introduced.
AMSE 313 Properties of polymer materials 3 This class deals with general properties of organic electrical and electronics materials. Major topics are mechanical properties, thermal properties, viscoelastic properties, and elastic properties of organic electronics materials.
AMSE 314 Ceramic Chemistry 3 This course covers the relations between the properties of ceramics and the crystal structures determined by the chemically analyzed characteristics of electrons, atoms and molecules.
AMSE 315 Thermodynamics of Materials 3 A study on fundamental concepts on phase equilibria and phase diagrams of materials based on thermodynamics. This course also covers the thermodynamical analysis of material microstructure such as defects.
AMSE 316 Electronic Ceramics 3 Study the electrical characteristics of ceramics and review the various applications using electroceramics such as thermistor, varistor, sensor, and passive chip components. This course focuses the correlation between the principle and applications of a device.
AMSE 317 Composites for Advanced Materials System This course comprises processing and properties of composite materials containing metals, ceramics, and polymers. Based on the commercially available multi-phase composite materials, the role of the composites in the system is investigated as case studies. In the last section of this course, design of experiment for composite materials in studied.
AMSE 318 Solidification and Crystal Growth It covers the general phenomena of molten metal, heat flow and solidification. Riser design, gating system, and properties of casting sands and cores are also included. Various casting methods and special casting methods are also introduced. Various welding methods and their characteristics are lectured. The specialities of welding materials are also considered.
AMSE 319 Transport Phenomena Fundamental approach to fluid dynamics, momentum transport and heat transport in materials processing, extended to industrial problems.
AMSE 320 Heat Transfer and Diffusion Fundamental approach to heat transfer and mass transfer and extended to problems in material processing, such as high temperature furnaces, solidification of metals, and diffusion phenomena in solid, liquid and gaseous phases.
AMSE 321 Electromagnetism Basic principles of electromagnetism: experimental basis, electrostatics, magnetic fields of steady currents, electromagnetic waves, and relativistic dynamics, Maxwell's equations and their applications, electrodynamics, magnetic properties of matter, and conservation laws. Provides a working knowledge of electrodynamics.
AMSE 322 Strength of Materials With the basic concept of deformation behavior of single crystals, the strengthening mechanism of polycrystals in terms of point defects and dislocations, and the fracture of materials will be discussed.
AMSE 323 Materials for Photonic Devices This course covers various photonic materials, which can be used for the fabrication of photonic devices, and is designed to help students become familiar with the nature and characteristics of photonic devices. This course focuses on the understanding of the electrical and optical properties of photonic materials and their applications in light-emitting and detecting devices, covering n-n junction, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), organic LEDs, laser diodes (LDs), solar cells, and semiconductor devices.
AMSE 324 Surface Treatment and Corrosion Principles involved in surface coating and protection of metals from corrosion and included electroplating, anodizing and vacuum coating. Theory of alloy coatings and practical coatings of pure metals, alloys, nonmetals, composite materials and metal corrosion are also discussed.
AMSE 326 Thin Film Engineering for Micro/Nano-electronic Device Fabrication This course introduces the theory and technology of micro/nano fabrication for modern electronic devices. Lectures focus on basic processing technologies such as lithography, oxidation, diffusion, film deposition and more. Students are expected to gain an understanding of these processing technologies, and how they are applied in concert to device design and fabrication through case studies.
AMSE 328 Materials for Information Display 3 This course covers information display materials for LCD, PDP, and organic EL. In particular, we focus on TFT-LCD, which is thinner, lighter, and lower power consumption as compared with CRT. Materials technology for TFT-LCD, e.g., liquid crystal, color filter, packaging issue, back-light, glass substrates, are introduced. In addition, the development and the future prospect of display technology in monitor, flat-panel TV, and notebook computer, are described.
AMSE 330 Characterization of Polymers 3 Fundamental principles of analytic instruments for analyzing the chemical and physical properties of polymers and processing machines of the polymer compounds will be provided together with practical exercise. DSC, rheometer, FT-IR, photoluminescence, viscometer, dielectric analyzer, 2-roll- mill, extruder will be practically exercised.


COURSE FOR SENIOR

Class Code Class Title Point
AMSE 401 Bachelor thesis 1 The methods of technical writing, project managing, and improving one's research ability is developed by planning a research, analyzing previous study, and being comprehensive of experimental results for current research fields.
AMSE 402 Bachelor thesis II The methods of technical writing, project managing, and improving one's research ability is developed by planning a research, analyzing previous study, and being comprehensive of experimental results for current research fields.
AMSE 403 Computational Materials Science Advanced C programming will be studied in order to develop the ability to materials analysis and simulation.
AMSE 404 Nano Thin Film Materials Nano thin film materials is a field of the utmost importance in today's materials science, electrical engineering and applied solid state physics; with both research and industrial applications in microelectronics, computer manufacturing, and physical devices.
Nano thin film materials is a comprehensive reference focusing on processing techniques, characterization methods, and physical properties of these thin film materials.
AMSE 405 Surface Phenomena Theoretical and practical approaches to surface phenomena on solid-liquid, solid-gas, liquid-liquid, thermodynamics of interphase, charge theory and flotation are discussed.
AMSE 406 Electronic Properties of Organic Materials 3 This class deals with basic principles and electronic properties of organic electrical and electronics materials. It covers the relationship between structure and electrical and electronics properties, measurement methods and their working principles, the phenomena under electric field.
AMSE 407 Materials for Biomedical Applications 3 This course introduces the interactions between cells and surfaces of biomaterials. Surface chemistry and physics of selected metals, polymers, and ceramics. Surface characterization methodology. Modification of biomaterials surfaces. Biosensors and microarrays. Bulk properties of implants. Topics in drug delivery, and tissue engineering.
AMSE 408 Powder Engineering For Nanophase Materials 3 Introduction to the powder metallurgy, manufacturing processes for powder, consolidation and sintering. Introduction to the production and application of nanophase powder materials.
AMSE 409 Applications and Properties in Electronic Materials 3 Offer the basic understandings on semiconductor devices, solid-state optical devices, superconducting materials, sensors and actuators. This course focuses the correlation between the principle and applications of a device. The class consists of lectures covering PN junction, Field Effect Transistor (FET), Light Emitting Diode (LED), Display (LCD, OLED, PDP, FED), solar cell, thermistor, superconductor, sensors and actuators
AMSE 410 Applied Electrochemistry Principle of extraction of metal values from aqueous solution, introduction to leaching of ores and metal scraps, precipitation reactions, ionic exchange, solvent extraction and hydrometallugical processes of Zn, Al, Au, Ag, Cu, Ni, W, U and rare metal etc.
AMSE 411 Information Storage Devices and Magnetic Materials 3 Fundamental theory of electromagnetic and various magnetic phenomena. Introduction to the various magnetic materials based on the magnetic domain theory. Especially, introduces high density information storage devices and materials.
AMSE 412 Materials Design and Computer Control of Instrument 3 This course offers basic understanding of the interface between computer and instruments, the architecture of interface, and the algorithm for the remote control of instrument. The focus will be placed upon the improvement of the student's ability to design and characterize the materials through the practice of measurement computerization.
AMSE 413 Pyrometallurgy of Metals 3 The course is to understand the basic principles in the pyrometallurgy of metals with emphasis on the iron and steel making processes. Raw materials, smelting, refining, and ingot making processes in pyrometallurgy will be discussed with recent progresses in developing advanced processes.
AMSE 414 Ceramic Processing 3 This course covers fundamental principles and processing techniques for ceramic processing. Intelligent capacity for fabrication of ceramic component and processing improvement will be built from the understanding ceramic processing.
AMSE 415 Semiconductor Processing 3 This course reviews the VLSI fabrication principles.
AMSE 416 Field Experience in Materials Engineering II 3 Through this course, students learn how to use their knowledge on ceramics, metal and polymer to produce the real products.
AMSE 417 Polymer Processing 3 Lectures on the effects of polymer properties such as molecular weight, viscosity and glass transition temperature on polymer processing. The course includes the analytic methods of those effects and the applications.
AMSE 418 Experimental Course in Materials Engineering IV 1 Pick one specific research topic among various material science related topics researched by faculty member of MSE department and proceed the series of experiments for a semester. Then submit the result of experiment as the form of research article.
AMSE 419 Emerging and Interdisciplinary Studies in Materials 3 The course provides an introduction to the most recent advances in the synthesis, lithographic patterning and characterization of nano-materials and to their physical and electronic properties. The materials presented will include semiconductor and metal nanoparticles and nano-wires, carbon fullerenes and nanotubes, organic nanoparticles and etc. Discusses the working principles of nanotechnology (NT) based devices such as nano-transistors and nano-sensors for information technology (IT) and biotechnology (BT) applications.
AMSE 420 Special Topics on Advanced Metallic Materials 3 Learning of knowledge on technological principles, manufacturing procedures, and industrial applications of popular advanced metallic materials, which are usually made by some special techniques in order to show up-graded characteristics for extended range of applications.
AMSE 421 Field Experience in Materials Engineering I 3 Through this course, students learn how to use their knowledge on ceramics, metal and polymer to produce the real products.
AMSE 422 New Topics in Advanced Ceramics 3 Report, Presentation and discussion on current topics of advanced Ceramics
AMSE 423 Experimental Course in Materials Engineering III 1 Pick one specific research topic among various material science related topics researched by faculty member of MSE department and proceed the series of experiments for a semester. Then submit the result of experiment as the form of research article.
AMSE 424 Materials Recycling 3 This course provides basic knowledge of chemical reaction and physical treatment for recycle and use of waste materials. In this course, efficient use of energy and resources to build eco-society and environmentally kind process is discussed.
AMSE 425 Chemical and Structural Analysis of Materials 3 Study atomic structure of materials and vacuum, then learn about operation principles and applications in advanced materials science of the most widely used analytical tools such as AES, XPS, RBS and SIMS.
AMSE 427 Materials Design and Manufacturing Process 3 To help students grasp key points of materials design, the concepts of communicating the design, a product design process, a cost issue, need identification and problem definition, reliability and quality control, embodiment design, and materials selection and materials in design are introduced.
AMSE 429 Functional Polymer Materials 3 This course covers the introduction to technical trends of electronic polymers, the relationship between molecular structure and physical properties of thermosetting polymers as most available electronic polymers, and the structural features which should have as electronic materials.