Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Engineering Program By Missouri University of Science and Technology |Top Universities

Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Engineering

  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
Ceramic engineering is the science of creating objects from inorganic, non-metallic materials. Looking for new ways to use ceramic materials and glasses that withstand high heat and resist corrosion, ceramic engineers create materials that repair human bone with bio-glasses, treat cancer, power the internet via fiber-optic cables, and provide environmentally friendly coatings for the aerospace industry. Ceramic engineers use basic principles from chemistry and physics to understand how to design new materials at the atomic level, and then process these materials into useful forms. You might develop exterior tiles for the next Space Station, cathodes for fuel cells, conductive ceramics used in microprocessors and solar panels, bioactive glasses that help cure liver cancer in humans, flexible prosthetics for Paralympics athletes, or lenses in night-vision goggles for pilots. Where do ceramic engineers work: Ceramic engineers work all over the US for small firms and large companies (such as Corning, Kohler, Alcoa, Caterpillar, Boeing, 3M, General Motors, NASA, Motorola and many more). Ceramic materials are used in a wide range of industries, including mining, aerospace, medicine, refining, the food industry, the chemical industry, packaging science, electronics, industrial and transmission electricity, and guided light wave transmission. Mission Statement The department will train the future industrial and academic leaders in ceramic engineering by providing a comprehensive, forward-looking and broad-based curriculum, which emphasizes fundamental principles, practical applications, oral and written communication skills, and professional practice and ethics. The department is distinguished by a nationally recognized graduate program that emphasizes research of significance to the state of Missouri and the nation while providing a stimulating educational environment. The program educational objectives of the ceramic engineering program: Our graduates will be leaders in the science, technology, and management of ceramic engineering Our graduates will serve their profession and society Our graduates will continually enhance their professional skills and educational background The specific outcomes of the ceramic engineering program are: Ability to apply mathematical, science and engineering principles to ceramic systems An ability to utilize experimental, statistical and computational methods to solve ceramic problems Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs Ability to function of diverse teams Ability to identify, formulates, and solves engineering problems Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility Ability to communicate effectively The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning Knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice Integrated understanding of scientific and engineering principles of ceramic structure Integrated understanding of scientific and engineering principles of ceramic properties Integrated understanding of scientific and engineering principles of ceramic processing Integrated understanding of scientific and engineering principles of ceramic performance Ability to apply and integrate knowledge of structure, properties, processing and performance to ceramic selection and process design