Core Courses (3)

MSE 522 (Mechanical Properties of Materials) 3 credits; (Spring)
Introduction to Materials Science essential concepts. Characteristics of metals, ceramics, plastics, and composites; atomic and crystalline structures of materials; material defects; microstructures; processing-property relationships for steel; environmental effects on materials. Mechanical properties of materials, from the continuum description of properties to the atomistic and molecular mechanisms that confer those properties to all materials. Elastic and plastic deformation, creep, and fracture of materials.

MSE 524 (Manufacturing Processes) 3 credits; (Fall/Spring)
Machining, injection molding, casting, thermoforming, sheet metal forming. Rate, quality, cost, flexibility, sustainability. Multi-step process and an automated manufacturing system for complex products.

MSE 528 (Additive Manufacturing and Lab) 4 credits; (Fall)
Fundamental 3D printing approaches including extrusion-based deposition, stereolithography, powder bed-based melting, and inkjet-based deposition. Design and use CAD and CAM methodologies to produce successful 3D prints.

Electives (2)

                                                            On-campus at CUA  

Spring 2019  
MSE 522 (Mechanical Properties of Materials); 3 credits; (AM Certificate Core course)
MSE/ME 587 (Mechanics & Applications of Composite Materials); 3 credits; (AM Elective)
MSE 513/ENGR 413 (Intro. to 3D-Printing Science & Engineering); 3 credits; (AM Elective)
MSE 524 (Additive Manufacturing Processes); 3 credits; (AM Certificate Core course)
MSE 529 (Additive Manufacturing & Polymer Engineering); 3 credits; (AM Elective) 

Summer 2019
CMGT 562 (Engineering Risk Management); 3 credits; (AM Elective)

Fall 2019   
MSE 551 (Physical Properties of Materials); 3 credits; (AM Elective)
MSE 528 (Additive Manufacturing & Lab); 4 credits; (AM Certificate Core course)
MSE 522 (Mechanical Properties of Materials); 3 credits; (AM Certificate Core course)
CMGT 505 (Decision Analysis); 3 credits; (AM Elective)

Spring 2020  
MSE 522 (Mechanical Properties of Materials); 3 credits; (AM Certificate Core course)
MSE/ME 587 (Mechanics & Applications of Composite Materials); 3 credits; (AM Elective)
MSE 513/ENGR 413 (Intro. to 3D-Printing Science & Engineering); 3 credits; (AM Elective)
MSE 591 (Composite Materials); 3 credits; (AM Elective)
MSE 524 (Additive Manufacturing Processes); 3 credits; (AM Certificate Core course)
MSE 526 (Additive Manufacturing Systems); 3 credits; (AM Elective)
MSE 529 (Additive Manufacturing & Polymer Engineering); 3 credits; (AM Elective)
MSE 600 (Advanced Topics/Research in AM); 3 credits; (AM Elective)

Feel free to contact -

Dr. Sergio Picozzi: picozzi@cua.edu
Visiting Assistant Professor
Associate Director
Materials Science and Engineering

or

Mel Williams, Jr., Vice Admiral, US Navy (ret): williamsme@cua.edu
Associate Dean of Engineering (EA) 
Director, MS in Engineering Management Program
Director, MS in Materials Science & Engineering Program
Director, Off-Campus Graduate Engineering Programs

Website: https://engineering.catholic.edu/academics/graduate/materials-science/index.html

MSE 551 (Physical Properties of Materials) 3 credits; (Fall)
Course on the phase transformation and solidification kinetics in metallic or ceramic/glass systems.
Course will leverage use of the Catholic University Vitreous State Lab. Topics to be included are i) Solution Thermodynamics, ii) Phase Diagrams, iii) Solid-State diffusion, iv) Nucleation and growth, v) Annealing phenomena, vi) Solid Solutions, vii) Precipitation hardening, viii) Application to technologically important alloy systems. Other concepts to be introduced are bonding and crystal defects such as: vacancies, dislocations, grain boundaries.

MSE 528 (Additive Manufacturing & Lab) 3 credits

MSE 522 (Mechanical Properties of Materials) 3 credits

MSE 587 / ME 587 (Mechanics & Applications of Composite Materials) 3 credits; (Spring).  Properties and uses of polymeric composite materials. Determination of stresses, strains, and their constitutive relationships for fiber-reinforced laminated composites. Testing and characterization. Applications in aerospace and wind turbine structures. Prerequisites: ENGR 301 and ENGR 390 for undergraduate students.

MSE 513/ENGR 413 (Introduction to 3D-Printing Science & Engineering) 3 credits; (Spring)
This course presents the science behind the suite of AM technologies that have been developed to date. Topics include: 1) review of extant technologies and available materials; 2) thermodynamics and kinetics of relevant phase transformations; 3) heat and mass transfer and fluid flow during the printing process; 4) residual stresses and distortion; 5) process control; 6) structure and properties of manufactured parts; 7) new design paradigms, with an emphasis on generative design; 8) certification and qualification of manufactured parts; 9) economics and environmental impact of additive manufacturing.

MSE 591 (Composite Materials) 3 credits; (Spring)
Materials engineering, mechanistic aspects, manufacturing and design components. Among the course topics are fiber and matrix materials; fiber-matrix interfaces; structural polymers; metal, ceramic, and carbon matrix composites; durability; thermoelastic behavior of laminated polymeric composites; environmental effects; processing and manufacturing of laminated composites; and characterization and non-destructive evaluation. Course includes two lab sessions and one manufacturing design project.

MSE 524 (Additive Manufacturing Processes); 3 credits (Spring)

MSE 526 (Manufacturing Systems) 3 credits; (Spring)
Analysis of manufacturing systems in terms of material flow and storage, information flow, capacities, and times and durations of events. Fundamental topics include probability, inventory and queuing models, optimization, and linear and dynamic systems. Additional topics may include factory planning and scheduling topics.

MSE 529 (Polymer Engineering) 3 credits; (Spring)
Engineering analysis and design techniques for synthetic polymers. Treatment of materials properties selection, mechanical and thermal characterization, and processing in design of components, devices and structures.

MSE 600 (Advanced Topics in Additive Manufacturing) 3 credits; (Spring)
Research related topics; may leverage use of the Catholic University Vitreous State Lab.

CMGT 505 (Decision Analysis) 3 credits; (Fall)
Introduces decision analysis, which is a quantitative decision-making technique for systematic evaluation of alternative courses of action under conditions of uncertainty. Complex decision problems are decomposed into separable components for analysis. The decision maker's perceptions of options, future states of nature, probabilities and utilities for various options are determined explicitly. Topics include the fundamentals of probability theory, decision trees, expected monetary values, utility theory, sampling, and risk sharing.

CMGT 562 (Engineering Risk Management) 3 credits; (Summer)
Provides engineering and construction managers with an understanding of predicting, identifying, assessing, managing and communicating risk for engineering projects. Entails a fundamental review of probability and statistics practices so that they may be applied toward the study of risk, risk identification, risk assessment, risk evaluation, and risk management. Examines definitions, arguments and approaches from a variety of sources. To reinforce lectures, uses real world engineering examples from the defense, energy, and information technology industries where managers are forced to manage risk. Technical skills learned will encompass risk-based priority modeling, economic monetary value analysis, Bayesian revision, utility analysis, safety analysis, risk assessment, and risk management.

Tuition rate:  Students who are admitted to the AM Graduate Certificate will be offered the ‘reduced’ professional programs tuition rate.  

Certificate Objectives:

 

  1. Materials Knowledge.  Acquire and apply Materials Science and Engineering knowledge.
  2. Design Solutions. Demonstrate critical thinking and the effective use of Additive Manufacturing methods and techniques to design solutions that may solve complex Materials Science and Engineering problems.
  3. Management Decisions. Acquire the ability to inform decisions made by managers and leaders regarding potential Additive Manufacturing solutions which may address the needs of the Federal Government Agencies (Washington, DC Metropolitan area), and other public and private companies/industries.

CORE COURSES (3)
MSE 522 (Mechanical Properties of Materials) 3 credits; (Spring and Fall)
MSE 524 (Additive Manufacturing Processes) 3 credits; (Spring)
MSE 528 (Additive Manufacturing and Lab) 4 credits; (Fall)

ELECTIVES (2 of the courses listed below)
MSE 551 (Physical Properties of Materials) 3 credits; (Fall)
MSE 591 (Composite Materials) 3 credits; (Spring)
MSE 526 (Additive Manufacturing Systems) 3 credits; (Spring)
MSE 529 (Additive Manufacturing & Polymer Engineering) 3 credits; (Spring)
MSE 513 / ENGR 413 - Intro. to 3D-Printing Science & Engineering; 3 credits; (Spring)
MSE 587 /ME 587– Mechanics & Applications of Composite Materials; 3 credits; (Spring)  
MSE 600 (Advanced Topics/Research in Additive Manufacturing) 3 credits; (Spring/Fall, starting 2020)
CMGT 505 Decision Analysis– 3 credits; (Fall)
CMGT 562 Engineering Risk Management- 3 credits; (Summer)