Undergraduate Major:Materials Chemistry

1. Major Introduction

Materials Chemistry is a discipline that delivers fundamental theoretical knowledge of chemistry (inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and analytical chemistry), and further teaches professional polymer material and mineral material insights, as well as cultivating experimental skills. This package of knowledge is to be applied in material design, synthesis, preparation, and processing. The Material Chemistry in CUGB is developed based on the university resources of geology and mineralogy, and features in mineral/polymer composite materials. The program emphasizes on not only concrete fundamental theoretical knowledge, but also broad professional skills in material chemistry applications. Students are expected to meet the requirements of material sciences and engineering and relative domains.

2. Academic Objectives

In adaptation of the fast developing society, this discipline trains students that hold strong sense of professional and social responsibility, possess spirit of teamwork, and good moral characters. The students should master fundamental theories as well as professional skills of related disciplines, and are able to  fulfill requirements from scientific research, production, management, and teaching positions in the field of material chemistry, and will be potentially suitable for further education in this field.

3. Academic Requirements

The students will mainly study material component, preparation, processing, structure, properties and their applications. They will be trained to carry out material research and technology development by utilizing fundamental chemical and materials chemical knowledge, and master basic experimental skills. The students will comprehend the development trends of cutting-edge research and application potentials of the new materials, and familiarize with literature research skills and thus be able to collect data, analyze experimental results, write research papers, and participate in academic exchanges.

4. Length of Schooling and Degree

The length of schooling is four years of full-time study. Students will be awarded the Bachelor Degree of Engineering when they have completed the required minimum credits and have met all other requirements.

5. Core Courses

Specialized Core Courses: Materials Chemistry, Materials Physics, Structural Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Physics, Polymer Materials, Instrumental Analysis, Composite Materials Sciences, Fundamentals of Materials Engineering, Colloids and Interfaces Chemistry, Fine Chemicals Chemistry, Specialty English for Materials Chemistry.

Practice Courses: Physics Experiments, Chemistry Experiments, Experiment and Practice Safety, Crystal Optics Experiments, Teaching Practice, Metalworking Practice, Course Design for Basis of Material Engineering, Preparation of Materials, Professional Practice, Specialty Comprehensive Experiments, Graduation Design (Thesis).