Materials Engineering Course

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Materials Engineering Course

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Materials engineering covers many areas of learning, including the physics and chemistry of extracting various inorganic source materials from metals, semiconductors and ceramics, etc., and combining these materials into a final form, as well as the development of new materials and the analysis and evaluation of material characteristics. The course comprises three areas. (1) Reaction processes to extract and refine physical, chemical or electrochemical matter and materials from source materials that exist in various forms and chemical compounds around the world; (2) Material properties, including mixing or fixing materials in powdered, dissolved or gaseous form, controlling their properties through the application of health or deformation, investigating their various characteristics and microscopic structure, and developing materials with new functions; and (3) Manufacturing processes through which by dissolution, coagulation or plastic deformation, etc., the materials are made into their final form.

The course comprises a curriculum that allows students to acquire knowledge in these broad areas. For example, a wide variety of classes are offered, from those in the areas of nano- and micro-science in order to understand material properties at the electron, atomic, and crystalline levels, to macro processes employed in the actual production of materials. This is a wide-ranging course and the opportunities are many and varied, allowing students to select what area of science interests them most, be it research using the latest ultrahigh resolution electron microscope with the world's highest optical resolution, or materials analysis that employs simulations using measurement devices, etc. More than 70% of students progress to graduate school.

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