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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EMA6510

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-04-09
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Still in processing in College; confirmed 7/7/11; need catalog copy, emailed 10/12/11, 11/28/11. Copy recd. To GC 2/6/12 for MSMSE, MS PhD in Chem Eng. Appd -to GC 2/20/12; to USF Sys 2/20/12. to SCNS 2/28/12. Appd eff 4/15/12. Subm ECH, appd as EMA

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2567 2011-06-21
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Chemical Engineering EN 140701/210700
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Norma Alcantar 8139748009

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EMA 6510 Characterization of Materials

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3.0 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Characterization of Materials
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0





    Course Description

    Designed to help students engineers and technicians who have little to moderate background in materials analysis to realize and or gain and deeper understanding of the many analytical characterization methods available

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course has been offered each Spring for the past two years will great success. Graduate enrollment has exceeded 20 students each of those semesters. This course is a required course for the new Materials Science and Engineering program as well as obtaining the established certificate in Materials Science and Engineering program .

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 2 times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    The instructor(s) will demonstrate expertise in Material Characterization either in their degree field or research area.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    To familiarize students with various material characterization methods.

    To assist students and researchers identify which characterization methods are most suitable for their needs.

    To acquaint students with the workings of the characterization tools presented.

    To provide an understanding of the basic theory of operation of a variety of characterization tools.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will be able to identify characterization methods particular to a given situation.

    Students will be able to display a working knowledge of the various characterization methods presented.

    Students are expected to display an understanding of the theory behind each technique presented.

    Students are expected to make a presentation on a chosen characterization technique to the instructor and peers.

    C. Major Topics

    SVacuum Theory, Crystal Structure, X Ray Diffraction, Optical Microscopy Transmission, Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy, Focused Ion Beam, Scanning Probe Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, X Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Auger UV Vis UV Vis NIR and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy Spectroscopy.

    D. Textbooks

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Handouts from Volume 10 Materials Characterization Metals Handbook Editiond form the American Society for Metals

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Homework 20 Mid Term Examination 30 Project 20 Final Exam 30

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Weekly homework assignments consisting of both text and provided questions In class mid term exam and Final Exam

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students For structured courses 6000 and above the College Campus Dean will set the first day class attendance requirement Check with the College for specific information This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories Educational Outreach Open University TV FEEDS Program Community Experiential Learning CEL Cooperative Education Training and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days times such as directed reading research or study individual research thesis dissertation internship practica etc Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty See USF Regulation Registration 4 0101 http usfweb2 usf edu usfgc ogc 20web currentreg htm Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students In accordance with Sections 1006 53 and 1001 74 10 g Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C 6 0115 the University of South Florida University USF has established the following policy regarding religious observances http usfweb2 usf edu usfgc gc pp acadaf gc10 045 htm In the event of an emergency it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations During this time USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to Blackboard Elluminate Skype and email messaging and or an alternate schedule It s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication and the main USF College and department websites emails and MoBull messages for important general information

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    There will be no make up exams without documented acceptable excuses serious illness family emergency Students caught cheating during exams will immediately and without exception fail Complaints about homework grades should be addressed to the TA while complaints about grading of the exams and quizzes should be addressed directly to the instructor All work submitted for grading must clearly represent individual and independent work although group effort is encouraged in developing approaches to problem solutions ZERO TOLERANCE AND NO WARNINGS will be given Academic Dishonesty and Disruption of Academic Process Students attending USF are awarded degrees in recognition of successful completion of coursework in their chosen fields of study Each individual is expected to earn his her degree on the basis of personal effort Consequently any form of cheating on examinations or plagiarism on assigned papers constitutes unacceptable deceit and dishonesty Disruption of the classroom or teaching environment is also unacceptable This cannot be tolerated in the University community and will be punishable according to the seriousness of the offense in conformity with this rule

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Materials Science and Engineering (core), Chemical & Biomedical Eng (elective)

  5. Course Concurrence Information

    This elective course will serve and has served engineering and natural science departments where materials research is being contucted. This course will also serve engineers and technicians who have little to moderate background in materials analysis to realize and/or gain and deeper understanding of the many analytical characterization methods available. This course also serves the the very successful Certificate in Materials Science and Engineering offering.

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