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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of  June 2010.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu  to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

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Courses in "ENMA-Engineering, Materials"

ENMA - Engineering, Materials

ENMA 150 Materials of Civilization (3) The discovery of new materials has shaped history and built civilizations. The utilization, properties and production techniques of materials from the Bronze Age up through modern times and into the future will be traced. These materials are explained by considering their atomic structure, the binding forces between atoms and their arrangement, and how controlling the structure controls the materials properties.

ENMA 180 Materials Science and Engineering: The Field and the Future (1) Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering. Overview of the profession and the components of the Materials Science and Engineering program. Students will become familiar with the departmental faculty, areas of specialization within MSE, professional society student chapter, research opportunities and other resources available to students

ENMA 181 Introduction to Nanotechnology (1) Restriction: Freshman standing. Seminar introducing nanotechnology and the conceptual and analytical challenges for developing future nanomaterials. Class activities and guest lectures cover the role of nanomaterials in materials science and engineering.

ENMA 300 Introduction to Materials Engineering (3) Prerequisite: ENES100; and permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department. Corequisite: MATH241. Recommended: PHYS261 and PHYS260. Also offered as: 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.

ENMA 301 Materials for Emerging Technologies (3) Prerequisite: 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.

ENMA 310 Materials Laboratory I: Structural Characterization (3) Prerequisite: ENMA300. Corequisite: ENMA460. Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Characterization of the structure of materials including both single crystal and polycrystalline materials. Laboratories will include x-ray and electron diffraction and microscopy.

ENMA 311 Materials Laboratory II: Electromagnetic Properties (3) Prerequisite: ENMA310 and ENMA460. Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Characterization of the electromagnetic properties of materials. Laboratories will include measurements of electrical and transport properties, index of refraction, and magnetic properties.

ENMA 362 Mechanical Properties (4) Prerequisite: ENMA300. Restriction: Junior standing or higher; or permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department. Fundamentals of mechanical behavior in materials. Elastic behavior, dislocations, strengthening, high temperature deformation, deformation of noncrystalline materials, tensile fracture and fatigue.

ENMA 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Prerequisite: Must have Learning Proposal approved by the Office of Experiential Learning Programs, faculty sponsor, and student's internship sponsor. Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

ENMA 410 Materials for Energy I (3) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENMA300; and permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENMA410 or ENMA489H. Formerly: ENMA 489H. The goal is to demonstrate the role of materials in solving one of the most critical socio-economic issues of our time, affordable and sustainable energy. There will be a discussion of U.S. and global energy and related environmental issues. Topics covered include: fuel cells and batteries (electrochemical energy conversion and storage); catalysts and membrane separations (fossil fuel and biomass energy conversion); and nuclear fuels.

ENMA 420 Intermediate Ceramics (3) Prerequisite: ENMA300; or permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department. To introduce basic concepts such as crystal chemistry, defect chemistry and ternary phase equilibria which can also be used to illustrate the various types of advanced ceramics (superconductors; superionic conductors; dielectrics including ferroelectrics; optical materials; high temperature structural materials; etc.) and allow an understanding of their behaviors.

ENMA 421 Design of Composites (3) 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.

ENMA 422 Radiation Effects of Materials (3) Prerequisite: ENMA300; and permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENMA422 or ENMA489E. Formerly: ENMA489E. Ionizing radiation, radiation dosimetry and sensors, radiation processing, radiation effects on: polymers, metals, semiconductors, liquids, and gases. Radiation in advanced manufacturing, radiation-physical technology.

ENMA 423 Manufacturing with Polymers (3) Prerequisite: ENMA300; or permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENMA423 and ENMA489R. Formerly: ENMA489R. Study of the process of engineering design and development of polymer formulations. Knowledge of commodity polymers and their physical properties, ability to design an extrusion process, develop the economics of a polymer manufacturing process, develop a working knowledge of characterization techniques for determination of physical and mechanical properties of polymers.

ENMA 425 Introduction to Biomaterials (3) Recommended: ENMA300. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department. Also offered as: BIOE453. Credit only granted for: BIOE453, ENMA489W, or ENMA425. Formerly: ENMA489W. Examination of materials used in humans and other biological systems in terms of the relationships between structure, fundamental properties and functional behavior. Replacement materials such as implants, assistive devices such as insulin pumps and pacemakers, drug delivery systems, biosensors, engineered materials such as artificial skin and bone growth scaffolds, and biocompatibility will be covered.

ENMA 426 Reliability of Materials (3) 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.

ENMA 430 Nanosized Materials (3) Prerequisite: PHYS431 or ENMA460; and (CHEM231 or CHEM481). Credit only granted for: ENMA430 or ENMA489G. Formerly: ENMA489G. Practical aspects of nanoscale materials fabrication and utilization will be covered. It presents various approaches for the synthesis of nanoparticles, nanowires, and nanotubes, and discusses the unique properties observed in these structures and devices made with them.

ENMA 440 Nano Plasma Processing of Materials (3) Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENMA440, ENMA489P, ENMA640, or ENMA698P. Formerly: ENMA489P. Sustaining mechanisms of plasmas are covered, especially low-pressure electrical gas discharges, fundamental plasma physics, sheath formation, electric and magnetic field effects, plasma-surface interactions in chemically reactive systems, plasma diagnostic techniques and selected industrial applications of low pressure plasmas.

ENMA 441 Nanotechnology Characterization (3) Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department; and senior standing. Credit only granted for: ENMA489T or ENMA441. Formerly: ENMA489T. Techniques to characterize structure, forces, composition and transport at the nanoscale are covered. Underlying principles, instrumentation, capabilities and limitations are discussed for scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy, force microscopies, electron optical microscopies and scattering techniques. Examples from the recent literature are discussed through in-class presentations and guest lectures.

ENMA 442 Nanomaterials (3) Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENMA442 or ENMA489N. Formerly: ENMA489N. An exploration of materials whose structure places them at the boundary between small objects and large molecules. Having characteristic dimensions in the range of 1-100 nanometers, these materials are difficult to synthesize and characterize but are nevertheless at the forefront of science and technology in many fields. Also, the methods for creating, manipulating and measuring these materials with an emphasis on the current scientific literature will be covered. The novel properties and potential applications will also be addressed.

ENMA 443 Phontonic Materials, Devices and Reliability (3) Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department; and junior standing or higher. Credit only granted for: ENMA443 or ENMA489Z. Formerly: ENMA489Z. The course focuses on the understanding of the basic optical processes in semiconductors, dielectrics and organic materials. The application of such materials in systems composed of waveguides, light emitting diodes and lasers, as well as modulators is developed.

ENMA 445 Liquid Crystals and Structured Soft Materials (3) Prerequisite: MATH246, PHYS270, and PHYS271. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENMA445 or ENMA489L. Formerly: ENMA489L. Elective course on the properties and behavior of liquid crystals and related soft materials, and their relationship to biomaterials and to applications.

ENMA 460 Physics of Solid Materials (3) Prerequisite: PHYS271, PHYS270, and MATH241. Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and must be in Engineering: Materials Science program. Also offered as: PHYS431. Credit only granted for: ENMA460 or 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.

ENMA 461 Thermodynamics of Materials (3) 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.

ENMA 462 Smart Materials (3) Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENMA462 or ENMA489B. Formerly: ENMA489B. A fundamental understanding will be provided as it relates to the following topics: ferroic materials, ferromagnets, ferroelectric materials, shape memory alloys and multiferroic materials that are simultaneously ferromagnetic and ferroelectric. The ferroic properties will be discussed on an atomic, nano- and micro-scales so that actual and potential applications on those scales become clear. Examples of those applications will be presented.

ENMA 463 Macroprocessing of Materials (3) 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.

ENMA 464 Environmental Effects on Engineering Materials (3) Prerequisite: ENMA300. Or permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department; and permission of instructor. Introduction to the phenomena associated with the resistance of materials to damage under severe environmental conditions. Oxidation, corrosion, stress corrosion, corrosion fatigue and radiation damage are examined from the point of view of mechanism and influence on the properties of materials. Methods of corrosion protection and criteria for selection of materials for use in radiation environments.

ENMA 465 Microprocessing Materials (3) 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.

ENMA 466 Advanced Materials Fabrication Laboratory (3) Prerequisite: ENMA465; and permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department. This course allows students an opportunity to study advanced materials systems in depth through a combination of lectures and hands-on laboratory experiments. Students will be trained in materials processing and characterization techniques. Each student will fabricate materials and devices in our state-of-the-art nanofabrication clean room facility (Fablab), as well as evaluate them using a variety of characterization techniques.

ENMA 471 Kinetics, Diffusion and Phase Transformations (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in ENMA461. Restriction: Junior standing or higher; or permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department. Fundamentals of diffusion, the kinetics of reactions including nucleation and growth and phase transformations in materials.

ENMA 472 Technology and Design of Engineering Materials (3) Prerequisite: ENMA300. Relationship between properties of solids and their engineering applications. Criteria for the choice of materials for electronic, mechanical and chemical properties. Particular emphasis on the relationships between the structure of solids and their potential engineering applications.

ENMA 475 Fundamentals of Diffraction Techniques in Materials Science (3) Prerequisite: MATH246, PHYS270, and PHYS271. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENMA475 or ENMA489M. Formerly: ENMA489M. This course looks at the advanced methods of x-ray scattering/diffraction available thanks to the more powerful sources available to us. The availability of these sources enables us to study liquid crystals, polymers, nanomaterials, quasiorganized materials (including nano) and disordered materials.

ENMA 481 Introduction to Electronic and Optical Materials (3) Prerequisite: ENMA300; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Electronic, optical and magnetic properties of materials. Emphasis on materials for advanced optoelectronic and magnetic devices and the relationship between properties and the processing/fabrication conditions.

ENMA 482 Introduction to Electron Microscopy (3) Prerequisite: PHYS142, PHYS122, or PHYS260. Credit only granted for: ENMA482 or ENMA489J. Formerly: ENMA489J. An introduction of the basic principles of operation for modern electron microscopes. Details will be given on the construction of microscopes, their basic operation, and the types of questions that can be addressed with an electron microscope. Emphasis will be placed on a conceptual understanding of the underlying theories. Where appropriate, mathematical descriptions will be utilized. Upon completion of this course, students will be excepted to have a basic understanding sufficient to give interpretations of microscopy images and to suggest the correct tool or approach for certain research studies.

ENMA 484 Fundamentals of Finite Element Modeling (3) Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENMA484 or ENMA489F. Formerly: ENMA489F. A brief review of mechanical behavior of materials, introduction to Finite Element Modeling (FEM), and procedures for predicting mechanical behavior of materials by FEM using computer software (at present ANSYS). The FEM procedures include, setting up the model, mesh generation, data input and interpretation of the results.

ENMA 489 Selected Topics in Engineering Materials (3) Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department. Repeatable to 12 credits if content differs. Selected topics of current importance in materials science and engineering.

ENMA 490 Materials Design (3) 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.

ENMA 495 Polymeric Engineering Materials I (3) Prerequisite: ENMA300. Also offered as: ENCH490. Credit only granted for: ENCH490 or ENMA495. Study of polymeric engineering materials and the relationship to structural type. Elasticity, viscoelasticity, anelasticity and plasticity of single and multiphase materials. Emphasis is on polymetric materials.

ENMA 499 Senior Laboratory Project (1-3) Restriction: Senior standing. Students work with a faculty member on an individual laboratory project in one or more of the areas of engineering materials. Students will design and carry out experiments, interpret data and prepare a comprehensive laboratory report.

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