The curriculum is designed for Outcome Based Education (OBE) following Board of Accreditation for Engineering & Technical Education (BAETE) guidelines.

Program Educational Objectives 

PEO 1: Succeed in engineering and related professions or pursue higher studies in reputed universities

PEO 2: Pursue lifelong learning for continuous professional development

PEO 3: Function ethically and responsibly towards environment and society

PEO 4: Contribute effectively as an individual, team member, and/or a leader to achieve institutional goals.

Program outcomes

a) Apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization as specified in K1 to K4 respectively to the solution of complex engineering problems.

b) Identify, formulate, research literature and analyse complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences. (K1 to K4)

c) Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations. (K5)

d) Conduct investigations of complex problems using research-based knowledge (K8) and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.

e) Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex engineering problems, with an understanding of the limitations. (K6)

f) Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solutions to complex engineering problems. (K7)

g) Understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solution of complex engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts. (K7)

h) Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice. (K7)

i) Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings.

j) Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write

k) effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

l) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles and economic decision-making and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

m) Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Course description

Course requirements for the B.Sc. Engineering in Nanomaterials and Ceramic Engineering Program

Natural Science

Requirement 19.5 credits (15+4.5)
PHY 173 Optics, Electricity & Magnetism and Electrodynamics 3 credits
PHY 251 Quantum Mechanics 3 credits
PHY 403 Laser and Photonics (Optional) 3 credits
CHEM 161 Inorganic Chemistry 3 credits
CHEM 163 Organic Chemistry 3 credits
CHEM 265 Colloids, Interfaces and Surfaces for Nanoengineering (Optional) 3 credits
CHEM 467 Electro and Photochemistry of Nanomaterials 3 credits
PHY 154 Physics Laboratory 1.5 credits
CHEM 162 Inorganic Quantitative Analysis 1.5 credits
CHEM 164 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1.5 credits


Requirement 12 credits
MATH 112 Calculus 3 credits
MATH 114 Differential Equations 3 credits
MATH 212 Linear Algebra and Statistics 3 credits
MATH 214 Vector Calculus, Tensor and Fourier Analysis 3 credits

Humanities and Social Sciences

Requirement 9 credits
HUM 133 English 3 credits
HUM 295 Principles of Accounting 3 credits
HUM 307 Economics and Financial Management 3 credits

Departmental Core Course
Requirement 70.5 credits (51+19.5)
NCE 101 Materials Science Fundamentals 3 credits
NCE 103 Crystallography and Diffraction Fundamentals 3 credits
NCE 201 Thermodynamics and Kinetics 3 credits
NCE 203 Introduction to Nanomaterials Engineering 3 credits
NCE 205 Glass Science 3 credits
NCE 209 Ceramic Phase Diagrams and Microstructures 3 credits
NCE 211 Ceramic Whiteware 3 credits
NCE 301 Principles of Defects, Deformation and Fracture 3 credits
NCE 303 Glass Technology 3 credits
NCE 305 Nanomaterials Synthesis 3 credits
NCE 307 Electronic Properties of Materials 3 credits
NCE 311 Industrial Whiteware 3 credits
NCE 313 Characterization of Ceramics and Nanomaterials 3 credits
NCE 315 Structural Ceramics and Refractories 3 credits
NCE 401 Electroceramics 3 credits
NCE 403 Computational Modeling of Nanostructures 3 credits
NCE 407 Principles of Nanofabrication 3 credits
NCE 104 Crystallography and Diffraction Fundamentals Laboratory 1.5 credits
NCE 206 Glass and Ceramic Raw Materials Laboratory 1.5 credits
NCE 208 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Laboratory 1.5 credits
NCE 210 Ceramography Laboratory 1.5 credits
NCE 212 Ceramic Whiteware Laboratory 1.5 credits
NCE 302 Materials Property and Performance Evaluation Laboratory 1.5 credits
NCE 304 Glass Technology Laboratory 1.5 credits
NCE 306 Nanomaterials Synthesis Laboratory 1.5 credits
NCE 312 Furnace and equipment design Laboratory 1.5 credits
NCE 314 Characterization of Ceramics and Nanomaterials Laboratory 1.5 credits
NCE 404 Computational Modeling of Nanostructures Laboratory 1.5 credits
NCE 408 Analytical Techniques Laboratory 1.5 credits
NCE 414 Ethics and Communication Techniques 1.5 credits
Departmental Optional Courses
Requirement 9 credits
Thin Film Technology 3 credits
Nanotechnology for Energy Conversion and Storage 3 credits
Nanophotonics and Magnetic Nanostructures 3 credits
MEMS and NEMS 3 credits
Sintering and Thermal Process 3 credits
Selection and Performance of Materials 3 credits
Cement and Concrete 3 credits


Requirement 10.5 credits
NCE 310 Product and Plant Design (1.5+1.5) = 3  credits
NCE 318 Industrial Training 1.5 credits
NCE 400 Project and Thesis 6 credits

Non-departmental Engineering Courses

Requirement 28.5 credits (24+4.5)
BME 481 Fundamentals of Nano-bio Technology 3 credits
EEE 155 Electrical Engineering Fundamentals 3 credits
CE 373 Environmental Pollution and Nanomaterials 3 credits
ME 141 Engineering Mechanics 3 credits
ME 243 Mechanics of Solids 3 credits
IPE 491 Engineering Management 3 credits
CSE 273 Computer Programming and Numerical Analysis for Materials Modeling 3 credits
ChE 391 Principles of Heat and Mass Transfer 3 credits
ChE 393 Nanopolymer Technology (Optional) 3 credits
EEE 156 Electrical Engineering Fundamentals Laboratory 1.5 credits
ME 174 Mechanical Engineering Drawing and CAD 1.5 credits
CSE 274 Computer Programming and Numerical Analysis for Materials Modeling Laboratory 1.5 credits

Summary of the Requirements for B.Sc. in Nanomaterials and Ceramic Engineering Degree

Courses Requirements (Credit Hours)
Natural Science 19.5
Mathematics 12.0
Humanities and Social Sciences 9.0
Allied Engineering 28.5
Department Core courses 70.5
Elective courses 9.0
Total 148.5
Project and Thesis 6.0
Capstone Project 3.0
Industrial Training 1.5
Grand Total 159
  Knowledge Profile
K1 A systematic, theory-based understanding of the natural sciences applicable to the discipline
K2 Conceptually based mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and the formal aspects of computer and information science to support analysis and modeling applicable to the discipline
K3 A systematic, theory-based formulation of engineering fundamentals required in the engineering discipline
K4 Engineering specialist knowledge that provides theoretical frameworks and bodies of knowledge for the accepted practice areas in the engineering discipline; much is at the forefront of the discipline
K5 Knowledge that supports engineering design in a practice area
K6 Knowledge of engineering practice (technology) in the practice areas in the engineering discipline
K7 Comprehension of the role of engineering in society and identified issues in engineering practice in the discipline: ethics and the engineer’s professional responsibility to public safety; the impacts of engineering activity; economic, social, cultural, environmental and sustainability
K8 Engagement with selected knowledge in the research literature of the discipline
Range of Complex Engineering Problem Solving
Attribute Complex Engineering Problems have characteristic P1 and some or all of P2 to P7:
Depth of knowledge required P1: Cannot be resolved without in-depth engineering knowledge at the level of one or more of K3, K4, K5, K6 or K8 which allows a fundamentals-based, first principles analytical approach
Range of conflicting Requirements P2: Involve wide-ranging or conflicting technical, engineering and other issues
Depth of analysis required P3: Have no obvious solution and require abstract thinking, originality in analysis to formulate suitable models
Familiarity of issues P4: Involve infrequently encountered issues
Extent of applicable codes P5: Are outside problems encompassed by standards and codes of practice for professional engineering
Extent of stakeholder involvement and conflicting requirements P6: Involve diverse groups of stakeholders with widely varying needs
Interdependence P7: Are high-level problems including many component parts or sub-problems
Range of Complex Enigneering Activities
Attribute Complex activities means (engineering) activities or projects that have some or all of the following characteristics:
Range of resources A1: Involve the use of diverse resources (and for this purpose resources include people, money, equipment, materials, information and technologies)
Level of interaction A2: Require resolution of significant problems arising frominteractions between wide-ranging or conflicting technical,engineering or other issues
Innovation A3: Involve creative use of engineering principles and research-based knowledge in novel ways
Consequences for society and the environment A4: Have significant consequences in a range of contexts, characterized by difficulty of prediction and mitigation
Familiarity A5: Can extend beyond previous experiences by applying principles-based approaches