|Institution, Facilities||Iowa State University of Science and Technology|
|Course Title||Materials Engineering: Courses for Undergraduate Students|
|Address||Iowa State University of Science and Technology
Materials Science and Engineering
Ames, Iowa 50011
Tel.: 001 515 294-4111
|Contact||Mufit Akinc, Chair of Department|
Mat E 423. Glass Science and Engineering
(2-3) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 212. Composition, structure, properties, manufacturing, and uses of inorganic glasses, especially silicate glasses. Nonmajor graduate credit.
M S E 528. Structure and Properties of Glass.
(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S. Prereq: 347 or Mat E 423 or 360 or Mat E 212 or Chem 321. Advanced theory of the vitreous state. Structure of glasses, nucleation theory, control of devitrification, composition-structure property relationships.
A degree in Materials Engineering relies on a strong foundation of math, chemistry and physics. The core materials courses include fundamentals of materials, kinetics and thermodynamics, mechanical properties, computational methods, and design experience throughout the program (beginning in the sophomore year). Students tailor their programs to their goals and interests through the selection of two areas of specialization from the four available: ceramic materials, electronic materials, metals and polymers.
Additional technical electives can be taken in other areas of interest. The breadth and depth of the program provide excellent preparation for both immediate entry into industry or further study in graduate school.