Engineering Degree Program in China - Materials Science and Engineering

1. Introduction

Materials Science and Engineering is a subject which studies the composition, structure, processing technology, properties and applications of materials. It consists of 3 branches: material physics and chemistry, material science and material processing engineering. In modern science and technology, materials science is one of the three pillars of the national economy development; major directions include metal material, inorganic non metal materials, polymer materials, wear-resistant materials, surface strengthening and material processing engineering and so on.

2. Program Characteristics

Materials science and engineering program is based on materials science, chemistry, physics, systematically studies the basic theory and experiment skills of materials science and engineering and its application in the research of material synthesis, preparation, structure, properties and applications.

3. Training Objectives

Materials science and engineering program trains scientific research and engineering and technical personnel with wide basic knowledge in science and engineering of material fields including the metal materials, inorganic non metal materials, polymer materials, can be engaged in a variety of materials preparation, processing, structure and properties of materials for scientific research and teaching, technology development, technology and equipment design, technological innovation and management aspects work.

4. Training Requirements

The students mainly study the basic theory of materials science and engineering, learning and mastering the basic rules of the relationship between the preparation, composition, structure and properties of the materials. Receive the basic training in the metal materials, inorganic non-metallic materials, polymer materials, composite materials, as well as a variety of advanced materials preparation, performance analysis and testing skills. Grasp the material design and preparation process design; improve the performance of materials and the quality of products, development analysis and testing skills. Master the basic ability of materials design and preparation process design, improving material performance and product quality, developing new materials and new technology.

5. Knowledge Fields

1). Master the basic theory of metal materials, inorganic non-metal materials, polymer materials, anti-corrosion program and other high technology materials science and the basic knowledge of the material synthesis and preparation, materials composition and materials design;

2). Master the basic knowledge of materials performance testing and product quality control, and have the ability to research and develop new materials and new technology;

3). Master the basic knowledge of materials processing, with the initial capacity of correctly choosing equipment for materials research, material design, material development;

4). with the necessary basic knowledge and skills of mechanical design, electrical and electronic technology, computer applications required by the program;

5). Familiar with technical and economic management knowledge;

6). Master the basic methods of document retrieval and data query, and have the ability of scientific research and practical work.

7). Proficiency in the use of materials testing instruments.

6. Main Subjects

Chemistry, Physics

7. Main Courses

Physical chemistry, materials chemistry and physics, quantum and statistical mechanics, solid state physics, material science introduction, Fundamentals of materials science, materials physics and materials chemistry, mechanics of materials, modern methods of material testing, materials technology and equipment, steel heat treatment, etc.

8. Practice

Program experiment, metalworking practice, electrical and electronic practice, practice, course design and graduation design (thesis).

9. Program Experiment

Material structure micro analysis, modern instrumental analysis method, material physical properties and mechanical property test, material preparation and processing technology experiment etc.

10. Similar Programs

Materials chemistry, metallurgy engineering, metal material engineering, inorganic non metallic materials engineering, polymer material and engineering, composite materials and engineering, welding technology and engineering, gem and material technology, powder engineering, renewable resources, science and technology, rare earth engineering and nonwoven materials and engineering

11. Development Prospects

As human beings enter the new century and the development of science, whether it is industrial field, construction field, medical field or aviation field, materials science is faced with technological breakthroughs and major industry development opportunities. At the same time, the new materials, such as polymer materials, nano materials, optoelectronic materials, biomedical materials and new energy materials are also very active. A lot of daily chemical industries, machinery processing, petrochemical, steel manufacturing enterprises need materials and related engineering personnel.

12. Employment Prospects

Students after graduation can be engaged in materials and polymer composite materials molding, polymer synthesis, chemical fiber, new building decoration materials, modern spraying and packaging materials, ceramics, cement, home appliances, electronic and electrical, automotive factory, iron and steel enterprises, petroleum chemical industry, manufacturing enterprises, aviation and aerospace enterprise engaged in the design, new product development, production management, market management and trade department work, can also go to institutions of higher learning and scientific research units engaged in scientific research and teaching work, also can go to government departments engaged in the work of the administration and supervision of quality.

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