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Courses - Spring 2024
ENMA
Engineering, Materials Department Site
Open Seats as of
05/29/2024 at 10:30 PM
ENMA165
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Introduction to Programming with Python
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENEE140 or ENMA165.
Introduces concepts of computer programming using Python from the point-of-view of engineers and scientists (as opposed to computer science). Students will learn the fundamentals of writing and implementing code, and exposed to practical aspects of programming as may be relevant to their studies and careers in the materials field. Topics/activities of note include data management and analysis, laboratory-related scripting, simple automation, and introduction to computational materials concepts.
ENMA300
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Introduction to Materials Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES100; and permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Corequisite: MATH241.
Recommended: PHYS261 and PHYS260.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Cross-listed with ENME382.
Credit only granted for: ENMA300 or ENME382.
Structure of materials, chemical composition, phase transformations, corrosion and mechanical properties of metals, ceramics, polymers and related materials. Materials selection in engineering applications.
ENMA301
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Modern Materials Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA180; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. And ENMA300; and permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Five topical areas will be presented, each leading up to specific applications that have recently come to market or are currently experiencing heavy research and development. The goal of each module will be to introduce the basic materials science principles necessary to understand these new areas.
ENMA417
Li-Ion Battery Design, Fabrication and Testing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Students learn the basics of Li-ion battery fabrication through hands-on manufacturing of Li-ion cells. Students will create cells using different active materials and different electrode loadings, then test their batteries to understand how different electrode designs affect cell performance. Students will gain experience with standard constant current-constant voltage cycling tests, and will also learn about electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), cyclic voltammetry (CV) and other electrochemical testing methods as time allows. Topical issues related to materials for the battery field will also be discussed.
ENMA421
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Design of Composites
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENMA421 or ENMA489A.
Formerly: ENMA489A.
Fundamentals of design, processing and selection composite materials for structural applications will be covered. The topics include a review of all classes of materials, an in-depth analysis of micro and macro mechanical behavior including interactions at the two-phase interfaces, modeling of composite morphologies for optimal microstructures, material aspects, cost considerations, processing methods including consideration of chemical reactions and stability of the interfaces, and materials selection considerations.
ENMA426
Reliability of Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENMA426 or ENMA489R.
Formerly: ENMA489R.
Students are taught the basic degradation mechanisms of materials, through the understanding of the physics, chemistry, mechanics of such mechanisms. Mechanical failure mechanisms concentrate on fatigue, and creep. Chemical failure mechanisms emphasize corrosion and oxidation. Physical mechanisms such as diffusion, electromigration, defects and defect migration, surface trapping mechanisms, charge creation and migration are also included.
ENMA434
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Quantum Mechanics for Engineers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH241 and PHYS270.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
The purpose of this course is to provide engineering students with a foundational understanding of quantum mechanics and its practical applications in the field of materials science. This course will equip students with the essential knowledge and skills required to harness the principles of quantum mechanics in their pursuit of innovative solutions in materials science and engineering.
ENMA460
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Introduction to Solid State Physics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS271, PHYS270, and MATH241.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and must be in the Engineering: Materials Science program or Physics program.
Cross-listed with: PHYS431.
Credit only granted for: ENMA460 or PHYS431.
Additional information: Materials Engineering students take ENMA460 and Physics students take PHYS431.
Classes of materials; introduction to basic ideal and real materials' behavior including mechanical, electrical, thermal, magnetic and optical responses of materials; importance of microstructure in behavior. One application of each property will be discussed in detail.
ENMA461
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Thermodynamics of Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA300.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Thermodynamic aspects of materials; basic concepts and their application in design and processing of materials and systems. Topics include: energy, entropy, adiabatic and isothermal processes, internal and free energy, heat capacity, phase equilibria and surfaces and interfaces.
ENMA463
Macroprocessing of Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA300.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Processing of modern, bulk engineering materials. Raw materials, forming, firing, finishing and joining. More emphasis on metals and ceramics than polymers.
ENMA465
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Microprocessing Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA300.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENMA363, ENMA489B, or ENMA465.
Formerly: ENMA363.
Micro and nanoscale processing of materials. Emphasis on thin film processing for advanced technologies.
ENMA470
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Materials Selection for Engineering Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: ENMA 470 or ENMA 489O.
Formerly: ENMA 489O.
Students will learn about materials classes, properties, limitations and applications and the methodology of materials selection in engineering design.
ENMA486
Seminar in Materials Science and Engineering
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Materials Science program.
Current research in materials science and engineering and related fields. The lectures are presented by scientists and engineers from academia, national laboratory, US government, etc., in the format of seminars.
ENMA489M
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Selected Topics in Engineering Materials; Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory (AML)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Credit only granted for ENEE419M, ENMA489M, or BIOE489J.

An interdisciplinary course designed to provide students with an overview of key processes, technology, and manufacturing techniques involved in fabricating advanced devices and systems. Students will be exposed to state-of-the-art fabrication technologies including soft lithography, 3Dprinting, hybrid manufacturing, material functionalization, and systems integration. In addition to developing a theoretical understanding in the classroom, students will gain hands-on fabrication and characterization experience of systems that can interface with complex environments.
ENMA490
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENMA487.
Restriction: Senior standing.
Capstone design course. Students work in teams on projects evaluating a society or industry based materials problem and then design and evaluate a strategy to minimize or eliminate the problem; includes written and oral presentations.
Class meets in Clark Hall Innovation lab, Bay area 5 and 6.
ENMA620
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: ENMA471; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
The thermodynamics, structure, morphology and properties of polymers. Developing an understanding of the relationships between theory and observed behavior in polymeric materials.
ENMA621
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Advanced Design Composite Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENMA621 or ENMA698A.
Formerly: ENMA698A.
Fundamentals of design, processing, and selection of composite materials for structural applications are covered. The topics include a review of all classes of engineering materials, an in-depth analysis of micro and macro mechanical behavior including interactions at the two-phase interfaces, modeling of composite morphologies for optimal microstructures, material aspects, cost considerations, processing methods- including consideration of chemical reactions, stability of the interfaces and material selection.
ENMA661
(Perm Req)
Kinetics of Reactions in Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENMA660.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
The theory of thermally activated processes in solids as applied to diffusion, nucleation and interface motion. Cooperative and diffusionless transformations. Applications selected from processes such as allotropic transformations, precipitation, martensite formation, solidification, ordering, and corrosion.
ENMA663
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Macroprocessing of Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Jointly offered with: ENMA463.
Credit only granted for: ENMA463 or ENMA663..
Processing of modern, bulk engineering materials: raw materials, forming, firing, finishing and joining. Note: More emphasis will be placed on metals and ceramics than polymers.
ENMA671
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Defects in Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department.
Fundamental aspects of point (electronic and atomic) defects, dislocations, and surfaces and interfaces in materials. Defect interactions, defect models, and effects of zero, one and two dimensional defects on material behavior.
ENMA688
Seminar in Materials Science and Engineering
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENMA698
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Special Problems in Materials Science and Engineering
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENMA797
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This course is designed to provide students with a directed independent study course in order to prepare the scholarly paper required for the master's degree without thesis degree option.
ENMA799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENMA898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENMA899
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Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.