Knowledge and understanding:
At the end of the course the student will integrate his knowledge of base chemistry with the typical application of engineering, will have a complete overview of inorganic materials in relation to their chemical composition, their structure and characteristics of use. The student will also have a knowledge of the fundamentals of the environmental sustainability problems linked to the inorganic industries of production of the inorganic materials.
Applying knowledge and understanding:
At the end of the course of study the student will develop the ability to choose the best material for the desired applications. He will be able to predict physical and chemical processing to be implemented on materials in order to modify the structure to improve its properties. He will also be able to put in place the appropriate measures to prolong the life of the material. The student will also be able to predict the controls to be carried out to verify that the materials used meet the desired characteristics. The student will also be able to predict the critical aspects of some industrial processes and to provide for chemical and physical treatments to modify the structure and properties of a material; he will have the skills to correlate structural and functional properties of materials
On passing the exam, the student should have developed the ability to critically evaluate the analytical data of the mechanical behavior of a material to predict the behavior in work, as well as the ability to interpret the data of the controls for acceptance of a material to be used. The student will also be able to evaluate the environmental effects of some chemical processes.
On passing the exam, the student should have acquired sufficient command of the language, at least as regards the technical terminology and specific chemical teaching.
The final seminar activities are designed to introduce students to the latest developments in terms of research in the field of materials science: the student should have acquired the knowledge and basic skills of discipline to deal with, in the future, an independent deepening of these aspects.