Undergraduate Program Objectives

- Curriculum

The MSE curriculum is focused on study for further improvement and development of the engineering materials which are responsible for the advance of high technology industry.
Engineering materials include conventional metallic, ceramic, electronic and polymer and bio materials. The curriculum is composed of 4 areas based on the properties of each group.

- Metallic materials

We provide education on both basic science such as mechanical, physical,and chemical properties of metals as well as practical applications such as manufacturing processesfrom a primary understanding of crystal structure, microstructure, and phase transformation.
We also introduce alloy design and plastic working for the development of the processes andmaterials suitable for various purposes.

- Ceramic materials

Overall knowledge is provided in terms of the characteristics, purposes,manufacturing processes, mechanical and physical properties of several ceramic materials: ceramic semiconductors, structural materials, ferroelectric materials, optical materials, and sensors.Also, atomic bonding structure, microstructure and phase transitions of ceramics are covered as well.

- Electronic materials

The aim of the electronic materials lectures is to understand the properties and working principles of electronic materials, particularly focusing on semiconductors.
We handle not only semiconductor physics, but also basic theories and working principles ofthe applications in electronic material manufacturing processes.

- Polymer / bio materials

We give lectures focusing on the mechanical and physical properties,structure, and synthesis of polymer materials to help the comprehension of polymers as organic materials.
Likewise, we introduce the importance and the applications of polymer materials and thefundamental concept of bio materials.

It is required to understand fundamental principles of classifying the structure and properties of each material for the development of new materials with all the improvements critical for the advancement of industrialized society.
herefore, lower-level courses emphasize establishing the basic knowledge, while upper-level courses provide perse and organized education in elective topics such as electronic materials, environmental/energy materials, and biomaterials.