2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Advanced Materials Certificate

With the development of modern computational science and materials synthesis and characterization experimental methods, materials research and development in industry has expanded dramatically. This program is designed for students who hope to pursue a career in materials industry, such as the industrial sectors of metals, glass, semiconductors, ceramics, and polymer materials. Students will study computational chemistry skills for simulating and analyzing materials and gain knowledge of experimental materials methods in chemical analysis, solid-state chemistry, or polymer materials.

The certificate program is available for students with a BS degree in physical sciences, engineering, or medical sciences who hope to acquire specialized knowledge and skills relevant to the materials industry.

Program Outcomes

The expected program outcomes for students include an ability to:

1. Analyze the fundamental concepts and techniques of experimental and theoretical chemistry methods in advanced materials,

2. Apply the basic computational methods and skills for molecular or materials simulations,

3. Effectively communicate the knowledge in oral presentations.

Required Courses (3 credits)

Electives (9 credits)

Every student is required to complete at least 9 credits of the following elective courses.  A student without background courses in Organic Chemistry or Physical Chemistry may need to take additional undergraduate courses.