Eastern Michigan University

College Of Technology  
 

 

College Of Technology

109 Sill Hall
Ypsilanti, MI,48197
734.487.0354


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About the Program

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The curriculum is designed to provide a series of courses in polymers and coatings in addition to courses in an area of specialization. The curriculum is interdisciplinary in nature and thus employs courses from various departments. Concentrations leading to the Master of Science are offered in coatings and management.

The polymers and coatings field involves the development of polymers and coatings formulations for various substrates commonly used in industry. Graduates from this program will find employment in research and development laboratories of companies manufacturing paints and coatings, polymers, adhesives and inks, in companies manufacturing raw materials for these industries, and users of paints, coatings, adhesives and inks.

The spectacular growth of the coatings industry over the past few years, coupled with an increase in government regulations and technology, has dramatically increased the need for highly-skilled scientific personnel to work in the coatings field. Since the demand for graduates far exceeds the supply, starting salaries are approximately 15 to 20 percent higher than the average starting salary for chemists with a Master of Science, as based on recent surveys by the coatings industry and the American Chemical Society.

About the Curriculum

Polymers and Coatings Major Requirements 30 Credit Hours
  
Core Courses Select 12 Credit Hours

CHEM562 Statistical Mechanics and Chemical Kinetics

CHEM572 Spectrometric Organic Structure Determination

CHEM610 Information Retrieval in Chemistry

CHEM665 Physical Chemistry of Polymers

CHEM675 Advanced Organic Polymers Chemistry

PC543 Advanced Polymer Synthesis for Coating Technology

PC544 Waterborne Coatings

PC574 Crosslinking Technology for Coatings

PC650 Powder Coatings

PC652 Durability and Performance of Coatings


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Concentration Courses 12 hours

Select from either option I or option II:

Option I: Coatings Concentration

PC400/401 Polymers and Coatings Technology I with lab

PC402 Polymers and Coatings Technology II

PC503 Advanced Polymers and Coatings Lab

Option II: Management Concentration

MGMT604 Strategic Communication and Ethical Decision Making

MGMT605 Organizational Theory

MGMT609 Human Resources Management

TM555 Technology and Organization






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Capstone Experience Courses 0-6 hours

Select zero to six hours from special topics or other graduate courses or from courses with adviser approval

PC591 Special Topics in Coating

PC592 Special Topics in Coating

QUAL551 Design of Experiments

PC570 Coating Evaluation and Testing





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Research or Independent Studies 4-6 hours

Select from either option I or option II

Option I

PC691 Independent Studies

PC698 Independent Studies

PC699 Independent Studies

Option II

PC690 Thesis

PC691 Thesis

PC692 Thesis






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Program Total 30-34 hours

About the Faculty

>>  Jamil Baghdachi