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College of Engineering

School of Materials Science and Engineering

Major

  • Major of Materials Science and Engineering

Introduction

Materials Science and Engineering plays the key role in high technology era of the 21st century:

Just as the history of mankind is categorized into the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age, the development of industries and technologies are based on the materials that human beings have used. From this fact, we can easily find that the development and utilization of new materials are closely related to the quality of our life. The success of various cutting-edge technologies that lead the 21st century, such as information technology (IT), nanotechnology (NT), biotechnology (BT), energy and environment technology (ET), and space technology (ST) are determined by the development of new materials. This is why the key to realizing the technologies only dreamt of by people is in material science.

With these very important needs, The School of Materials Science and Engineering at Yeungnam University offers undergraduate degrees as well as both Master and Ph. D. programs. Students learn to understand, characterize, and develop technology needed to process and manufacture new materials and the resulting specialized products.

Metallurgical Engineering

Metal is an important material that plays an important role in human culture and civilization from prehistoric times. Since today’s high technology is possible through metallurgy, it is one of the most crucial fields in industries. Metallurgical Engineering includes the production and research on metallic materials, including high-tech materials. Students majoring in metallurgical engineering study about properties, manufacturing process and new material synthesis, which are the basics for industrial application. In addition, there are industry-academia cooperative education and research programs for high-performance metals, structural metals, processing, high-tech material design and processing for IT, NT and ET materials.

Structural metal includes light-weight, high-durability and high-temperature materials developed by controlling the crystal structures and compositions, which require understanding of both the manufacturing process and the mechanical properties of metals. The development of functional metal requires understanding on the electric, mechanical, optical, thermal and chemical properties. This material can be applied for various electronics and communication parts, photoelectric elements, sensors and energy transformer devices.

Ceramic and Semiconductor Materials

Together with metallurgy, ceramic and semiconductor materials are very important in engineering fields in both academic and industrial aspects. Ceramics are featured with unique electrical, thermal, optical and magnetic properties. The Major in Ceramics and Semiconductor Materials aims at fostering creative engineers that are needed in the ceramic and semiconductor industry. Its curriculum includes materials engineering theory, thermodynamics, phase equilibria, X-ray diffraction, instrumental analysis, ceramic processing, semiconductor materials and processing, display engineering theory, telecommunication materials, and many more. Students who want to be a professional engineer in the near future will be taught high-tech fields, including electronic materials, functional ceramics, next-generation semiconductors, display materials, automobile parts, nano-materials, and energy-related materials.

History

The School of Materials Science and Engineering at Yeungnam University (http://mse.yu.ac.kr) was founded in 1973. The School of Materials Science and Engineering won the national grant for five years through 'The National Support Project for Outstanding Engineering College’ by The Korean Ministry of Education since 1994. Due to the effort and enthusiasm for research and education, the School of Materials Science and Engineering was ranked number 1 for four consecutive years from 1995 in the performance evaluation among national engineering colleges. In 2000, it was also recognized as one of the best colleges in national materials department by The Korean Credit for University Education. The School of Materials Science and Engineering was moved to the newly built Materials Building, which is equipped with modern educational equipments, in 2001.

In 2004, The School of Materials Science and Engineering won the NURI (New University for Regional Innovation) fund sponsored by The Korean Ministry of Education and Human Resources, titled 'Next Generation Materials Manpower Fostering Project' with POSTECH. Through this project, our team was awarded 4.5 billion won per year for five consecutive years, where one-third is supported only for The School of Material Science and Engineering of Yeungnam University. We are using this grant effectively for the achievement of the department's academic and research goals, which are mainly focused on 'fostering outstanding engineer with professional knowledge and leadership' for the innovation of regional materials-related industry.

Job Fields

Students who graduated from our school play a very important role in various industrial fields including automobile, ship building, semiconductor, electronics and display as well as ceramic industries depending on their individual interests and abilities. Many of them already found their jobs through internship programs, which were begun in 2004. Some students also continue their studies at domestic and foreign graduate schools.

The list of major company that our alumni are currently serving:
Semiconductor (Samsung Electronics, Hynix Semiconductors), Steel (POSCO, Dongkuk Steel, POSCO Specialty Steel), Automobile part (Sangsin Brake, SL, Ajin, Hwashin), Electronic parts (Samsung Corning, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, LG Electronics, LG Siltron), Display (LG Display, Samsung SDI, Samsung Corning, JuSung Engineering), Ceramics materials (POSREC, ChoSun Refractory, Asahi Glass, Owens Corning), Cutting tools (TaeguTec, Korea OSG, ShinHan Diamond), Energy (ETA Solar, NF New Materials, Smart Ace), Bio-material (Austem, Megagen), Nonferrous metal (Korea Zinc, LG Metals, PoongSan), Heavy industries (Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung Heavy Industries, DooSan Heavy Industries, Samsung TechWin), and Powder metallurgy (Korloy, Korea Tungsten)

Faculty

  • Young Gun Ko, Professor

    - POSTECH , Physics and Chemistry of Metals

    younggun@ynu.ac.kr
  • Kwon, Hae-wook, Professor

    - Case Western Reserve University, Metals Processing, Physical Metallurgy, Energy Materials

    hwkwon@ynu.ac.kr
  • Soo-Hyun Kim, Professor

    - Seoul National Univ., Semiconductor Device Processing, TEM, Thin Film Solar Cell

    soohyun@ynu.ac.kr
  • Kim. Hae Kyoung, Professor

    - Illinois Institute of Technology, Energy & Environment Materials

    hkkim@ynu.ac.kr
  • BAEK, EUNGRYUL, Professor

    - POSTECH , Alloy Design

    erbaek@yu.ac.kr
  • Yoon, Dang-Hyok, ProfessorHomepage

    - Clemson Univ., Electroceramic processing, powder, dispersion, SOFC

    dhyoon@ynu.ac.kr
  • Lee, Jai Yeoul, Professor

    - Univ. of Texas at Austin, Crystallography

    jylee@yu.ac.kr
  • Lee, Hee Young, ProfessorHomepage

    - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State Univ., Electronic Materials

    hyulee@yu.ac.kr
  • Cho, Kye Hyun, ProfessorHomepage

    - Pennsylvania State Univ., Electrochemistry, Fuel Cell, Corrosion & Failure Analysis

    kcho@ynu.ac.kr
  • Han, Kwan Hee, Professor

    - KAIST, Structure-Property Relationship, Thermal Management Materials

    khhan@ynu.ac.kr
  • Han Joo Hwan, ProfessorHomepage

    - Seoul National Univ., Materials Processing (SOFC, Joining, Sintering)

    jhhan@yu.ac.kr
  • Kim, Hyun Tae, Associate Professor

    - KAIST, Semiconductor Materials, Silicon Solar Cell

    htkim@yu.ac.kr
  • Kang Jee-Hyun, Assistant Professor

    - , Physical metallurgy

    jeekang@yu.ac.kr
  • Jungho Ryu, Assistant ProfessorHomepage

    - , Functional ceramic materials and devices

    jhryu@ynu.ac.kr
  • PARK NOKEUN, Assistant ProfessorHomepage

    - Kyoto University, Multiple Principal & High Entropy Alloy

    nokeun_park@yu.ac.kr
  • Dip Kumar Nandi, International Research Professor

    - Indian Institute of Tech. Bombay

    dpnandi@gmail.com
  • Ajeet Kumar, International Research Professor

    - University of Hyderabad

    jkajeet@yahoo.co.in
  • Mallikarjuna Koduru, International Research Professor

    - Sri Venkateswara Univ.

    mallikar999@ynu.ac.kr

※ sorted by the position and Korean name

Curriculum

Curriculum
1-1
CALCULUS I
Calculus(1) covers the following: Sequences, limits and continuity of functions of single variable, derivatives, properties of derivatives, differentiation rules, higher order derivatives, applications of derivatives, definite integrals, indefinite integrals, properties of integrals, integration rules, applications of integrals, infinite series power series.
1-1
CONVERGENCE- AND INTEGRATION-BASED THINKING AND WRITING
The ability of analyzing and solving problems is emphasized as one of the conditions for survival in the 21st century and one of the core elements of creative capabilities. This course was designed to cultivate convergence- and integration-based creative capabilities, which are integrated problem-solving capabilities to collect, analyze and process knowledge and information by reinforcing the ability of analyzing and solving problems, recreate it in a synthetic fashion, and express it effectively through speech and writing. The course will help the students cultivate their synesthesia thinking and communication skills based on sympathy with other human beings, understanding of the community, and positivity or Gongseong that is sought after by Yeungnam University. Its ultimate goals are to promote the students' creative knowledge development and reinforce their writing capabilities consistently through "convergence- and integration-based thinking and writing as a problem-solving approach."
1-1
PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH
The aim of the course is to help students develop basic English verbal skills in real life situations. The course will be co-taught by Korean and Native English instructors. Korean instructors will provide students with basic English structure, vocabulary, and expressions, and students will be encouraged to practice speaking English utilizing basic English structures. Students will further practice expressing themselves in English with native English instructors.
1-1
PRACTICAL CHINESE(I)
This course is for students just beginning to learn Chinese. The most difficult aspect of learning Chinese is pronunciation. So, first of all, in this course students will learn how to pronounce Chinese correctly. Then, through topics of daily life conversation, students will learn the basic communication skills Chinese as well as basic grammar.
1-1
SEMINAR FOR ACADEMIC LIFE
1. Summary of the course This course is to assist university freshmen in CRM designing to adapt university life well through the instruction and counselling of supervising professor. (This course is composed of self analysis, personality type test, career research, instruction for the success of university life, career plan and direction setting, CRM designing method and CRM designing. The course should be teaching in classes of the students by supervising professor.) 2. Course objectives This course is to motivate the students before the mid term exam and provide students with self analysis, personality type test (MBTI or TCI) and career research (YAT test). Also, this course shall has a plan to instruct the students to enhance the efficiency of university life through career and time management. In addition, this course is to make a chance for the students to have practical assistance to university life by providing study method, report designing strategy and the information on academic system and various kinds of internal programs of the university. After the mid term exam, the students will be instructed to set the direction of career designing through continuous counselling of supervising professor and the students will be able to establish CRM designing and execution plan.
1-1
GENERAL CHEMISTRY EXPERIMENT(I)
This is a laboratory course for the General Chemistry (1). Experience of the laboratory increases the ability of the application of the chemistry.
1-1
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
The General Chemistry(I) introduces the basic concepts of the properties, constitution, structure and the reaction of matters, which is essential in modern chemistry, physics, biology and engineering.
1-1
GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
This course is designed to introduce the basic experiments in general physics. This course includes physical experiments related to classical mechanics ; Projectile Motion, Free Fall, Borda's Pendulum, Air Track, Resonance Tube App, force Table, Centripetal Force, Torsional Rigidity Pendulum
1-1
GENERAL PHYSICS I
Introduces classical mechanics. Space and time: straight-line kinematics; motion in a plane; forces and equilibrium; experimental basis of Newton's laws; particle dynamics; universal gravitation; collisions and conservation laws; work and potential energy; vibrational motion; conservative forces; inertial forces and non-inertial frames; central force motions; rigid bodies and rotational dynamics.
1-2
GENERAL PHYSICS Ⅱ
Introduction to electromagnetism and electrostatics: electric charge, Coulomb's law, electric structure of matter; conductors and dielectrics. Concepts of electrostatic field and potential, electrostatic energy. Electric currents, magnetic fields and Ampere's law. Magnetic materials. Time-varying fields and Faraday's law of induction. Basic electric circuits. Electromagnetic waves and Maxwell's equations.
1-2
PRACTICAL CHINESE(II)
This course is for students who successfully completed Practical Chinese(I). Students should be aware of basic Chines grammar and can speak a little Chinese. This course will focus on a little more advanced grammar and expressions. Utilizing a variety of common everyday situations, students will practice what they have learned in Practical Chinese (I)
1-2
ACADEMIC ENGLISH
The aim of the course is to help students increase their fluency and accuracy in English. The course will be co-taught by Korean and Native English instructors. Korean instructors will provide students with an opportunity to practice English structure, vocabulary, and expressions, and students will be encouraged to enhance their verbal skills by actively participating in classroom activities. Students will further practice expressing themselves in English with native English instructors.
1-2
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING PRACTICE
The main objective of this course is to allow us to program as solve complex problems and phenomena associated with chemical engineering by obtaining the understanding of high level computer language and programing capability..
1-2
GENERAL CHEMISTRY EXPERIMENT(Ⅱ)
This is a laboratory course for the General Chemistry (2). Experience of the laboratory increases the ability of the application of the chemistry.
1-2
GENERAL CHEMISTRY Ⅱ
Continuation of General Chemistry(I) and a terminal sequence in chemistry for students requiring two courses in chemistry ; theories of acids and bases, ionic equilibrium, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, covalent bonds, metals and coordination chemistry, fundamentals of organic chemistry.
1-2
GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY Ⅱ
This course is designed to introduce the basic experiments in general physics. This course includes physical experiments related to electromagnetism ; Electromotive Force, Coulomb's Law, Equipotential Line, Inductance of Solenoid, Velocity of Light, Current Balance, Magnetic Field of Single Coil, Magnetic Field of straight Conductor.
1-2
INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN
This subject invokes the interests of freshman engineer to engineering prior to regular engineering subjects. Creative problem solving skills are taught in the class such as brain storming, generation, analysis, practice, evaluation, and improvement of idea through minimum theory and various design projects, etc. Various projects for visual thinking and drawing, power writing skills, model bridge design, are carried out to operate, evaluate the performance of students on group base competition and thus enhances teamwork and communication skills. By taking this course, freshmen begin to have interests in engineering design and can develop creative problem solving skill, and eventually develop strong desire to continue engineering career.
1-2
INTRODUCTION TO NEW MATERIALS
This course introduces the entire new material industry, examines the state of the art widely, and examines its application. Introduce new materials to understand the basics for further study of majors.

Contact

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  • +82-53-810-4628