Materials Science and Engineering
Undergraduate Programs
Course Outline
Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering





Credit Hours



Introduction to Engineering and Materials








Introduction to Information Technology




English Composition




Applied Physics-I




Applied Physics Lab




Islamic Studies









Extraction of Materials




Differential Equations




Programming Language




Industrial Chemistry




Communication Skills




Computer Aided Drafting




Applied Physics-II










Materials Thermodynamics




Circuits and Electronics




Engineering Mathematics




Mechanics of Materials




Mechanics of Materials Lab




Crystal Structure and Analysis




Workshop Practice









Metals and Alloys




Metals and Alloys Lab




Pakistan Studies




Probability Methods in Engineering




Ceramics and Glasses




Ceramics and Glasses Lab








Polymers Lab










Inspection and Testing of Materials




Inspection and Testing of Materials Lab




Composite Materials




Composite Materials Lab




Surface Engineering




Numerical Methods




Materials Characterization Techniques









Heat Treatment and Phase Transformation




Heat Treatment and Phase Transformation Lab




Welding and Joining Processes




Welding and Joining Processes Lab








Corrosion and Materials’ Protection




Technical Writing










Manufacturing and Casting Technologies




Manufacturing and Casting Technologies Lab




Project Design -I




Engineering Elective-I*




Engineering Management




Humanities Elective I









Computational Tools in Materials




Computational Tools in Materials Lab




Engineering Elective-II*




Project Design -II




Professional Practice




Humanities Elective II







*Major Field of Studies



a.         English

                                         i)   English composition - ENG-111 (3-0)

Intensive instruction in writing, focusing on analysis, argument, inquiry and research, strategies for reading critically, analyzing text from different prospective, developing substantive argument through systematic revision, addressing specific audiences, integration sources and expressing ideas with clarity and correctness, strategies for formulating and investigating questions, locating and evaluating information. 

                                       ii)   Communication Skills - ENG-121 (3-0)

Listening and speaking skills, types of communication, research documentation, speech and pronunciation, presentation environment, presentation configuration, presentation strategies, conversation skills, illustrations and visual aids.

                                     iii)   Technical Writing - ENG-122 (3-0)

Intense instructions in Technical Writing; Strategies to produce clear, effective and technical documents.  Researching, Analyzing, Finding and Presenting Data.  Official Correspondence, Proposals, Instruction Manual, Resumes and Technical Reports.

b.        Culture

                                   i)         Islamic Studies - HUM-111 (2-0)

Khutaba Hujjat-ul- Wida (Farewell Address), The life of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him), Influence of Islamic Civilization on the Subcontinent, International influence of Islamic civilization.

                                 ii)         Pakistan Studies - HUM-121 (2-0)

Events of 1857, ideology of Pakistan, Pakistan Movement, independence, distribution of water resources, political history, dismemberment of East Pakistan, constitution, wars, Kashmir issue, disputed areas.

c.         Social Science

                                         i)   Psychology - HUM-441 (3-0)

Scope of Psychology, Biological Bases of Behavior, Emotions, Perception and Motivation, Cognitive Psychology, Personality, Psychology of Communication, Mass Communication, Psychology of Work Environment, Performance, Organizational Behavior, Stress Management, Relaxation Techniques.

                                       ii)   Sociology - HUM-431 (3-0)

Historical Perspectives, Society & Community, Social Groups & Social Institutions, Social Interaction & Social Norms, Social Stratification & Socialization, Culture, Social & Cultural Change, Health & Population, Collective Behavior, Civil Society & Development, Research in Sociology, Discussion on Social Problems of Pakistan.

                                     iii)   Anthropology - HUM-432 (3-0)

Introduction to anthropology, Language and classifications, Cultural translation, witchcraft and rationality, Exchange, Reciprocity and Social Relations, Rites of Passage. An Introduction to Medical Anthropology. Styles of Discourse: Music, Myth, Oral History, Stories, Games.

                                     iv)   International Relations - HUM-442 (3-0)

Introduction, International relations in the twentieth century, constraints and opportunities - freedom of action in international relations. National interest, Power, Balance of power, International security Principal causes of war, International political economy, International trade and monetary system International law, International organization, International integration and transnational, Future world order.

                                       v)   Globalization  - HUM-351 (3-0)

Introduction to selected global issues, Globalization as it impacts identity and culture. The Legacy of Historical Globalization, Globalization and Sustainable Prosperity, The Role of the Citizen of Globalization.


                                         i)   Professional Practice - MGT 311(3-0)

Contemporary and controversial ethical issues facing the professional community, moral reasoning, moral dilemmas, law and morality, equity, justice and fairness, ethical standards, and moral development.

                                       ii)   Engineering Management - MGT 421 (3-0)

Introduction to organization, planning and decision aids, project planning techniques, organization structure, human resource management, leadership, total quality management, project management techniques, managing information system, managing operation, PERT, CPM, tools.

                                     iii)   Business and Entrepreneurship - MGT 422 (3-0)

Evolution of the concept of entrepreneur; Factors affecting entrepreneurial growth. Ingredients for a successful new business. Creativity and sources of new business ideas, E-commerce and business start-up and growth, marketing management, franchising.

                                     iv)   TQM - MGT 423 (3-0)

Fundamental principles; standards; techniques for quality analysis and improvements; statistical methods and SPC. Acceptance sampling, QFD, value engineering, cross-functional management and bench marking; ISO-9000 application, clauses and implementation issues.

                                       v)   Safety Health and Environment – MGT 424 (3-0)

Introduction of Health and Safety, Industrial Safety: objectives of safety, importance of safety in an industry, industrial accidents, types of accidents. Fire prevention and control, techniques of safety management, principles of accident prevention, hazard analysis, legal, humanitarian and economic reason for action, safety inspection procedures, safety raining, first aid and emergency procedures. Importance of clean environment, scale of environmental pollution, atmospheric pollution, its effect on human health and technologies for pollution control, Industrial wastes and their treatment. Noise pollution and its effect on human health, remedial measures. ISO Standards for Safety, Health and Environment



                                         i)   Calculus - MAT-111 (3-0)

Introduction, Functions, single and multi valued functions, inverse function and graphs polar coordinates, limit continuity, indeterminate forms, L’Hopital Rule, infinite series, derivative and its applications, related rates, maxima and minima, Tailor and Maclaurin series comparison, ratio, root and integral tests, absolute series, integration, Wall’s formula, application, quadrature, arc length, solid of revolution.

                                       ii)   Engineering Mathematics - MAT-121 (3-0)

Partial differentiation, advance vectors analysis, directional derivatives, irrational and solenoidal vector fields, multiple integration, Gauss divergence theorem, Stokes’s and Green theorems. Fourier series, complex variables, Cauchy Riemann equation.

                                     iii)      Differential Equations - MAT-212 (3-0)

Convergence test, boundary conditions, linear differential equations, Cauchy’s and Legendre’s equations, equations of second order, simultaneous equations, , numerical approximation, orthogonal trajectories, partial differential equations, shifting theorems, Heaveside’s expansion formula, zeros and poles, Cauchy’s-Reimann equations, conformal transformation, counter integration. 

                                     iv)   Numerical Methods - MAT-341 (3-0)

Error analysis, roots of transcendental equations, linear iteration method, newton method, regula falsi method, bisection method, non linear simultaneous equations, modified newton method, finite differences, solution of linear simultaneous equations, Jacobi and LU factorization methods, method of least square, Gregory Newton forward & backward difference formula, stirling, lagrange interpolation, divided difference interpolating polynomial, numerical differentiation, numerical integration, ordinary and partial differential equations, Taylor series method,  Heun’s Method, Runge Kutta  method, solution of one dimensional heat equation  Crank-Nicolson method.

b.     PHYSICS

                                         i)   Applied Physics-I - PHY-111 (3-1)

Gravitation, Rotation, Torque & angular momentum, Oscillations, Waves, Optics, Basic plasma physics, Middle and upper atmosphere, Solar and planetary system, Particle physics and cosmology, Spacecraft charging

                                       ii)   Applied Physics-II - PHY-112 (3-0)

Coulomb’s Law, electric field, Gauss’s law, electric potential, Ohm’s law, magnetic field, inductance, RLC circuits, Faraday’s Law, Maxwell’s Equations, electromagnetic waves, interaction of radiation with materials, light phenomena, black body radiations, atomic spectra.


                                         i)   Industrial Chemistry - CHE-101 (3-0)

The properties of various groups and periods of the periodic table. Sources, production and uses of the major chemicals especially with relevance to Pakistan. Manufacture and uses of various hydrocarbons. Oxidation/reduction processes. Lubricants and oils. paints, batteries, rubbers, fuels & liquid crystals, cement, glass. Environmental pollution and control.


                                         i)   Introduction to Information Technology  - EE-111 (2-1)

Computer hardware, software, operating systems, application packages, word processors, spreadsheets, presentation tools, antivirus, engineering applications, file management, programming fundamentals, MATLAB, use of email and internet.

                                       ii)   Programming Language - EE-112 (2-1)

Introduction to programming, flow chart, pseudo-code, compilers, programming structures, variables, decision making, functions, arrays, pointers, object oriented programming, manipulation of numbers, characters, file, handling, controlling I/Os, language platform, C++, data structures and ADTs, data types & arrays, queue ADT, array based queue implementation, sequence ADT, comparison of sorting algorithms, graph ADT, directed graphs, weighted graph, Dijkstra’s algorithms.

                                     iii)   Computer Aided Drafting - AAE-110 (0-2)

Introduction to drafting, introduction to orthographic projections, projects of points/lines, isometric drawing, conversion of pictorial views into orthographic views, solid section, introduction to CAD, moving around existing drawing, drawing editing, simple 2D drawing, drawing with precision, drawing objects, object manipulation, layers and object properties, solid modeling and rendering.


                                i)            Probability Methods in Engineering - PRB-111 (2-0)

Random variables, presentation of data, measurement of central tendency & dispersion, elements of probability & statistics, probability distribution function, probability, correlations.

                                       ii)   Workshop Technology - AAE-111 (0-2)

Maintenance and fitting of tools, measuring instruments, forging, wood work, metal forming, foundry practice, safety and care.

                                     iii)   Introduction to Engineering and Materials - MSE-111 (3-0)

Introduction to engineering materials, types of materials, scope and role in industrial development. Raw materials for engineering materials, availability and demand. Atomic bonding, crystal structures of metals, properties of materials.  Introduction to polymers, ceramics and composite materials. Processing, properties and applications of metallic, polymeric, ceramic and composite materials.

                                     iv)   Metals and Alloys - MSE-212 (3-1)

Introduction, various types of metals and their alloys. Iron-Iron carbide phase diagrams. Definition of structures in steels, invariant reactions like monotectic, Eutectic, Eutectoid, Peritectic etc. Pearlite, bainite and martensite formation and their microstructures. Effect of alloying elements, low alloyed and microalloyed steels. Stainless steels and their production. Duplex steels, Cast irons. Various non-ferrous materials like Al, Mg, Cu, Ti, Ni, Cr, Be and Li etc. and their alloy developments. Special purpose materials including Radar Absorbing (RAM) and shape memory alloys (SMA). Metals and alloys for aerospace applications.

                                       v)   Ceramics and Glasses - MSE-214 (3-1)

History and classification of ceramic materials, glass-and glass-ceramics, ceramics microstructure, bonding and structural principles, phase equilibria, batch calculations; ceramic particles and powders, sintering and vitrification, grain growth; microstructural controls for designed structural and functional properties, Dielectric materials, polarization mechanism, ferroelectricity, piezoelectricity, pyroelectricity, dielectric strength and ionic conductivity, magnetic materials: paramagnetic, ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic materials, exchange coupling, magnetic anisotropy, soft and hard magnets, magnetic recording media, superconductivity. Hot isostatic pressing/processing. Ceramics for aerospace applications.

                                     vi)   Materials Thermodynamics - MSE-221 (3-0)

Laws of thermodynamics, Gibbs and Helmoltz free energies. Use of thermodynamic data. Equilibrium, quasi-static equilibrium. Relationship between heat and work.  Measurement of heat of reactions, phase equillibria in single and multicomponent systems.  Applications of thermodynamics in materials science & engineering.  Thermodynamic basis for binary alloy phase diagram, Nernst equation, thermodynamics of electrochemical cells, EMF cells, thermodynamics of surfaces, thermodynamics of defects in solids.

                                   vii)   Mechanics of Materials - MSE-222 (3-1)

Mechanical properties of materials, elastic constants and their relationships, tensile, compressive and shear stress and strain, compound bars, thermal stresses.  Moments of inertia, shearing force and bending moment, simple bending theory, shear stresses in beams, deflection of beams. Torsion of circular bars, hollow and compound shafts.  Plane stress and strain, principal stresses and strains, Mohr’s circle for stress and strain, theories of failure. Yield, fatigue and creep.  Thin and thick walled pressure vessels.  Photo-elasticity. Strain gauges.

                                 viii)   Circuits and Electronics - EE-171 (3-0)

Electrical quantities, circuit theorems, Thevenins’s and Norton’s equivalent,  maximum power transfer, components, transient analysis, ac analysis, semiconductors, PN diode, transistors, FETs, Op-amps, amplifiers, frequency response, regulators, analog filters.

                                     ix)   Crystal Structure and Analysis - MSE-230 (3-0)

Crystallography; Unit cell, Space lattice, Bravais lattices, crystal systems, packing density, coordination number, rotational and reflection symmetries, crystal planes and directions, Miller Indices.  Diffraction and Bragg’s Law. Homogeneous & Heterogeneous nucleation, atomic diffusion in solids. Crystalline defects, twining, ordered and disordered solutions. Crystallization; solidification, grain boundaries, grain size, cast structure, segregation, shrinkage defects, XRD, electron microscopy (SEM/TEM), Polarized light microscopy, polymorphism.  Amorphous materials.  Single crystal growth.

                                       x)   Polymers - MSE-241 (3-1)

Polymer classes and applications: Thermoplastics, thermo-settings, elastomers, biopolymers, ionomers (conducting polymers) polyelectrolytes, crystallinites and liquid crystalline polymers.  Polymer structure/property relations: Molecular weight and distribution, polymer phase transition, glass transition temperature.  Polymer synthesis: free radical, cationic, anionic, condensation, oxidative, and ring opening polymerization, in bulk, solution and microemulsion media. Polymer characterization by thermal, spectroscopic, surface, and imaging methods, polymers degradation and stabilization.  Applications of polymers. Polymers for aerospace applications.

                                     xi)   Extraction of Materials - MSE-317 - (2-0)

Different types of ferrous and non-ferrous ores. Ore dressings, various equipment, operations/processes like size reduction, concentration, froth floatation, direct/indirect reduction, hydrometallurgy, pyro-metallurgy smelting, roasting and calcinations etc. used in the extraction of metals. Production of pig iron, wrought iron and steels using blast and allied furnaces. Extraction and production of various non-ferrous metals like Al, Mg, Ti, Cu, Ni, Cr, Ag, Be and refractory metals etc. from their respective ores. Raw materials for polymers, ceramics and composite material production.

                                   xii)   Heat Treatment and Phase Transformation - MSE-323 (3-1)

Introduction to heat treatment and its importance. Cooling curves, phase diagrams of pure substances, binary isomorphous alloy systems, concept of tie line and lever rule. Non-equilibrium solidification of alloys. Binary eutectic alloy system. Numerical problems. Phase diagrams with intermediate phases and compounds, eutectic, eutectoid and peritectic reactions. Heat treatment processes heat treatment of carbon steel and alloy steel. Time Temperature Transformation (TTT) and Continuous Cooling Transformation (CCT) diagrams, various transformation products of steel and their mechanism of formation, annealing, normalizing, quenching, quenching medium, spherodizing, hardening and hardenability, Jominy-quench test, tempering, austempering and martempering processes, subzero treatment, surface heat treatment, case hardening, heat treatment after carburizing, residual stresses. Heat treating equipment, furnace atmospheres, heat treatment of nonferrous metals/alloys, solution heat treatment mechanism, defects due to heat treatment processes, surface finish after heat treatment.

                                 xiii)   Inspection and Testing of Materials - MSE-332 (3-1)

Properties of Materials: Scope and importance, tensile, compression, hardness, bending, torsion, toughness testing, their equipment and specimens. Determination of strength and ductility parameters from tensile testing, interpretation of tensile test. Impact, fatigue and creep testing and their importance from application point of view.  Plastic anisotropy (r-value) and its importance. Strain hardening and strain rate hardening of materials.  Introduction to superplasticity and measurement of strain rate sensitivity index.  Non-destructive testing of materials and castings. Effect of grain size on properties of materials (Hall-Petch relation).

                                  xiv)   Composite Materials – MSE-336 (3-1)

Introduction to composite materials: classification (MMC, PMC, CMC etc.), structures, characteristics and applications, commonly used fabrication techniques, important reinforcement phases, interfacial bonding, control and measurement of interfacial strength, formulation and relationship between elastic properties and geometrical parameters in laminae, laminates and short fiber composites, fracture and energy absorption mechanism in composites. Composites for aerospace applications.

                                    xv)   Manufacturing and Casting Technologies - MSE-341 (3-1)

Scope and importance of manufacturing technology in Pakistan, classification of mechanical working processes, sheet metal forming, stamping, stretching and deep drawing. Weld-ability, forging, tube drawing, machining, rolling principles, rolling of ingot, bloom, billets, thermo-mechanical treatment, rolling mills design and calculations.

                                  xvi)   Welding and Joining Processes - MSE-343 (3-1)

Introduction to welding and joining.  Welding processes and their selection, effect of heat on metals, pre-heating , stress, strain, weld-ability , type of joints, types of welds, filler metals, welding problems, welding defects.  Gas arc, TIG & MIG, spot, atomic hydrogen, plasma arc, electro slag welding, and explosive welding. Welding under water shielded metals, friction stir welding, vapor shielded metal arc welding, resistance spot, multiple spot, flash and upset, and percussion welding, the weld inspection, other welding processes include: laser, electron beam, pressure and ultrasonic welding. Soldering, brazing, joining of dissimilar materials, welding of plastics, adhesive bonding, bonding materials, inspection, testing and quality assurance of welded joints/structures.

                                xvii)   Nanomaterials - MSE-417 (3-0)

Smart materials and functionally gradient materials, biomaterials. semiconductors, superconductors, optical and magnetic materials. Basic chemical and physical properties of biomaterials, including metals, ceramics, and polymers, role of microstructure properties in the choice of biomaterials and design of artificial organs, Processing and properties of superalloys, directionally solidified and single-crystal, superalloys, micro-structural instabilities. Mechanically alloyed metals, ODS alloys. Nano-materials and their classification, Nano structured materials, fuel cell materials, materials for hydrogen storage, shape memory alloys.

                              xviii)   Corrosion and Materials’ Protection - MSE-424 (3-0)

Introduction of materials degradation, basic concepts of corrosion engineering, cost of corrosion, corrosion environments, corrosion principles, electrochemical aspects of corrosion, polarization, passivity, variables affecting corrosion rate, Nernst equation, Pourbaix diagrams, Standard reduction potential (EMF) series, Galvanic series,  types of corrosion, High temperature degradation, types of scale, mechanism of scale protection, corrosion testing and monitoring, NACE standards of corrosion monitoring, corrosion in petrochemical industries along with case studies, cathodic and anodic protection, corrosion inhibitors, protective coatings, corrosion of plastics and elastomers, corrosion of ceramics, corrosion resistant materials.

                                  xix)   Computational Tools in Materials - MSE-432 (2-1)

Basic modeling and simulation techniques. Modeling of diffusion processes including Heat and Mass Transfer, Steady state and unsteady state. Numerical solution of such problems will be discussed. Handling chemical reactions. Modeling of blast furnace operation. Modeling of microstructures, Phase transformation, Mechanical properties and Material processing such as Casting and Plastic Deformation, Solidification, moving boundary and coring/segregation, Extrusion, HAZ, Nucleation and Growth.

                                    xx)   Materials Characterization Techniques - MSE-433 (3-0)

Scanning/Transmission electron microscopy (Imaging and EDX), STEM, X-ray analysis (diffraction, absorption, fluorescence, structure analysis, energy dispersive analysis), Surface analysis (X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and secondary ion mass spectroscopy), vibration spectroscopy (Infrared and Raman), Thermal analysis (TGA, DSC).  Atomic force microscopy.  In SITU characterization techniques.

                                  xxi)   Surface Engineering - MSE-436 (3-0)

Basis and motivation for surface engineering, Surfaces, interfaces and inter phases,surface energy, thermodynamics of surfaces. Introduction to vacuum, Kinetic theory, mean free path, vacuum chambers, pumps (rotary, diffusion, turbo, ion etc.). Classification of surface coatings, Oxidation protective coatings, aluminum anodizing, plasma spraying, thin films, PVD, CVD and PECVD techniques, Thermal spray coatings, HVOF, Electro and electroless plating. Coating characterization and applications. Laser treatment of materials. Surface modification and melting by laser treatment. Analysis based on adsorption, surface interactions with ion beams, electron beams and radiations. Coatings for mechanical applications, high temperature coating systems, Coatings for aerospace applications.

                                xxii)   Project Design –I & II - MSE-491 (6-0)

Project identification, objective of project, definition of subsystems & requirements, project feasibility, presentation, preliminary design. 


                                i)            Aerospace Materials – MSE-318 (3-0)

Space environments, requirements of materials for aerospace applications.  Materials to sustain vacuum, high temperature, high temperature gradients and high energy radiation.  Ruggedization and surface modification of aerospace components. Principles of materials selection. Ablative materials. Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of aerospace components. Case studies on failure analysis of aerospace components.

                                       ii)   Biomaterials - MSE-338 (3-0)

Introduction to materials used in medicine, trace elements in blood and their importance, surface properties characterization of Bio materials, surface & protein interactions, biological and biochemical properties of proteins, cells & tissues, biocompatibility & host reactions to bio implants, implementation & degradation of implant materials, sterilization and implants associated infections, testing & bio materials surface coating, elastomers, hydrogels and their applications. Ceramics & bioglasses, adhesives & sealants, degradable materials application in drug delivery.

                                     iii)   High Temperature Materials - MSE-411 (3-0)

Classification and applications of high temperature ferrous & non-ferrous alloys; Intermetallics; High-temperature composites; Control of properties, coatings and lubrications for high temperatures applications.

                                     iv)   Nuclear Materials - MSE-412 (3-0)

Nuclear Energy; overview of reactor components and their materials, properties of materials for nuclear reactor applications. Mining and extraction of nuclear materials. Uranium purification, enrichment, reprocessing of irradiated fuels, fuel fabrication. Structural nuclear materials and their performance. Failure modes and radiation effects.

                                       v)   Advanced Materials - MSE-413 (3-0)

Advanced materials for structural applications and manufacturing processes; Thermodynamics and physical metallurgy of amorphous alloys; high temperature materials, shape memory alloys, and functional graded materials; Advanced ceramics for abrasives, cutting tools and aerospace applications.

                                     vi)   Electrical ceramics - MSE-414 (3-0)

Dielectrics and capacitors, charge displacement (polarization), dielectrics in alternating electric fields, dielectric strength, prototype ferroelectrics; BaTiO3, Domain structure and Curie temperature, E-P hysteresis, piezoelectric crystals, electrostrictive effect, Rleaxors,  pyroelectrics and opto-electrics, birefringence. Magnetic materials, weiss domains, B-H hysteresis, shape memory alloys.

                                   vii)   Electronic materials I - MSE-415 (3-0)

Energy bands and carrier concentration in thermal equilibrium, carrier transport phenomenon, p-n junction, bipolar transistors, MOSFETS & MESFET, Microwave diodes. Quantum-effects and hot-electron devices.

                                 viii)   Electronic materials II - MSE-416 (3-0)

Crystal growth and epitaxy, Film formation, lithography and etching, impurity doping, photonic devices, integrated devices,


                                     ix)   Polymer Synthesis and Structure - MSE-421 (3-0)

Polymerization processes, industrial Polymers, vinyl cationic, anionic, Free radical and Controlled/living radical polymerization: atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) and group transfer radical polymerization (GTP), Vinyl polymerization with complex coordination catalysts, ring-forming reactions, crosslinking, block and graft copolymer formation, and polymer degradation. Step-reaction and ring-opening polymerization, Inorganic and partially inorganic polymers, organic and natural polymers.

                                       x)   Powder Metallurgy - MSE-422 (3-0)

Advanced theory of powder metallurgy, Atomization theory and industrial practice. Consolidation theory of metal powders, Powder metallurgy materials, Design of powder metallurgy processes and parts production, advanced analytical method for powder metallurgy, Hot isostatic processing (HIP) and sintering.

                                     xi)   Polymer Physical Chemistry - MSE-423 (3-0)

Macromolecules synthesis, configuration, Stereochemistry and isomerism, Solubility and thermodynamics of dilute solutions, Phase separation behavior, Concentrated solutions, Diffusion and permeability, Chain conformation, Kinetics of crystallization, viscoelasticity, Deformation and fracture in polymers, Cyclic deformations, Molecular aspects of fracture and healing in polymers.

                                   xii)   Advanced Composite Materials - MSE-426 (3-0)

Advanced composites (high temp/high performance) their designing and manufacturing, use of composite tooling; fastening, machining and adhesive bonding, composite repair. Failure behavior and performance of composites in different environments. Testing and inspection methods, composites of the future.

                                 xiii)   Electron microscopy - MSE-431 (3-0)

Electron sources and electron lenses, The transmission electron microscope, theory of operation, scanning electron microscope, theory of operation, specimen beam interactions, specimen preparation for TEM and SEM, X-ray analysis, construction of the EDS detector system, artifacts, quantitative analysis,  coating for conductivity.                      

                                  xiv)   Failure Analysis of Materials - MSE-432 (3-0)

Failure analysis in engineering applications, fracture mechanics. fatigue, creep, corrosion and high temperature failures; failure analysis, Case studies.

Note: Elective subjects will be offered depending upon the availability of faculty and the number of students.




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