COURSE NAME GLASS AND CERAMIC
COURSE CODE: SCB2023
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR ABDUL RAHMAN HASSAN
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: Glass and ceramics possess impressive range of properties and exciting potential applications due to their versatility to combine with a variety of other desired properties and possibility to design their nanostructure for a given application.  They also form part of the large industrial chemical technology and are produced by controlled crystallization of certain glasses.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM IV / YEAR 2
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT)  FACE TO FACE NON FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

36

T

 

2

P

 

0

O

 

82

L + T + P + O = 120 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3 (3+0)
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: ·         List the different types of ceramic materials.

·         Explain the characteristics of vitreous and crystalline inorganic non-metals.

·         Discuss the manufacturing techniques for various ceramic products.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1.   Display the bondings involved in glass and ceramic materials and their structures (P2, LO3, and CTPS3).

2.   Explain the nucleation/crystallization rates, the temperature dependence of viscous flow, and stresses in tempering and annealing (C2, LO1).

3.   Explain the applications of glass and ceramics based on the effects of microstructure on thermal, mechanical, optical electrical and magnetic properties of glass and ceramic products (A3, LO4, and CS3).

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Written and interpersonal communication and critical thinking and problem solving skills, besides team work and leadership
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY: Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments, group work, blended learning using authentic materials, informal activities and various resources. Test and examination will be used to assess student’s ability to apply theoretical concepts in context.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summativ
SYNOPSIS:

 

This course will extensively discuss the fundamental and technological aspects of glass and ceramics.  The convenient physical properties and potential applications of various types of glass and ceramics will be explored.  Their interesting properties with different fabrication techniques, suitable heat treatments, substitution of proper ions and strategical composition control will be explained.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, Group work, Oral presentation, Online assignment etc.
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (50%)
Category Percentage (%)
•  Cognitive

•  Cognitive and affective

•  Psychomotor

•  Tests

•  Presentation

•   Assignment / Report

•   Team work

25

10

10

5

B. Final Examination (50%)
Examination 50%
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE Holand, W. and Beall, G.H. 2012.  Glass Ceramic Technology (2nd Ed.).  Wiley – American Ceramic Society.
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING 1.     Krause, D and Bach, H. (Eds.).  2005.  Low Thermal Expansion Glass Ceramics (Schott Series on Glass and Glass Ceramics) 2nd Ed.  Springer.2.     Shelby, J.E.  2005.  Introduction to Glass Science and Technology (2nd Ed.).  Royal Society of Chemistry.

3.    Varshneya, A.K.  2014.  Fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses.  Society of Glass Technology

4.    Vogel, V.  2011.  Glass Chemistry (2nd Ed.).  Springer.
5.   Zanotto, E.D.  2013.  Crystals in Glass: A Hidden Beauty (1st Ed.).  Wiley – American Ceramic Society.