CMI Education Partner: Brown University

Brown University offers courses in several areas:

Brown University: Engineering School

  • ENGN 0030 - Introduction to Engineering:  An introduction to various engineering disciplines, thought processes, and issues. Topics include computing in engineering, engineering design, optimization, and estimation. Case studies in engineering are used to illustrate engineering fields and scientific principles, including in-depth studies of statics and optics. Laboratories and design projects are included.
  • ENGN 0310: Mechanics of Solids and Structures: Mechanical behavior of materials and analysis of stress and deformation in engineering structures and continuous media. Topics include concepts of stress and strain; the elastic, plastic, and time-dependent response to materials; principles of structural analysis and application to simple bar structures, beam theory, instability and buckling, torsion of shafts; general three-dimensional states of stress; Mohr’s circle; stress concentrations. Lectures, recitations, and laboratory.
  • ENGN 0410 - Materials Science: Relationship between the structure of matter and its engineering properties. Topics: primary and secondary bonding; crystal structure; atomic transport in solids; defects in crystals; mechanical behavior of materials; phase diagrams and their utilization; heat treatment of metals and alloys; electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of materials; strengthening mechanisms in solids and relationships between microstructure and properties; corrosion and oxidation. Lectures, recitations, laboratory.
  • ENGN1410 Physical Chemistry of Solids
  • ENGN 1420 - Kinetics Processes in Materials Science and Engineering: This course introduces the basic principles and formulations that describe kinetic processes in materials science and engineering. These are divided into the following principle types of mechanisms: solid state diffusion, reactions at surfaces and interfaces, and phase transformations. The final section of the course applies these principles to several relevant materials processing systems.
  • ENGN1440  Mechanical Properties of Materials
  • ENGN 1450 - Properties and Processing of Electronic Materials: Focuses on the science of electronic materials, the materials at the heart of modern microelectronics and optoelectronics. Addresses fundamental issues controlling their properties, processing, and reliability. Topics include band structure of semiconductors, basic devices structures (junctions and transistors), sputter deposition, molecular beam epitaxy, chemical vapor deposition, ion implantation, oxidation, and issues affecting reliability. Materials challenges that must be resolved for future generations of electronic devices.
  • ENGN 1470 - Structure and Properties of Nonmetallic Materials: A study of the structure and properties of nonmetallic materials such as glasses, polymers, elastomers, and ceramics. The crystal structure of ceramics and polymers, and the noncrystalline networks and chains of glasses, polymers, and elastomers and the generation of microstructures and macrostructures are considered. The mechanical, chemical, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties and their dependence on structure are developed. Laboratory.
  • ENGN 1480 - Metallic Materials: The microstructure of metals, microstructural evolution during processing, and the relationships between the microstructure and the physical properties of the material. Crystallography and x-ray diffraction. Crystalline defects, dislocations, grain boundaries, and their effects on mechanical and other properties. Solid state diffusion and solid state phase transformations. Oxidation and corrosion. Laboratory.

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Institute of Environment and Society

  • ENVS 0510 - International Environmental Law and Policy: Introduces students to principles of international environmental law and examines how international organizations, national governments and non-state actors interact to address human impacts on the global environment. Considers effects of treaties, trade agreements and foreign aid on resolution of trans-boundary environmental problems including climate change, marine governance, biodiversity loss and trade in endangered species and hazardous waste. Students negotiate a mock treaty (NEWORLD) to mitigate some aspect of human impact on global change from the perspective of different state and non-state actors. Introductory coursework that addresses some aspects of environmental studies or environmental science is recommended. WRIT LILE
  • GEOL 1370 - Environmental Geochemistry: The course will examine the biogeochemical cycling, fate and transport of chemicals in the atmospheric and aquatic environments. Topics such as chemical weathering, natural water pollution and remediation, acid deposition, global warming and air pollution will be examined through natural ecosystem examples from rivers, lakes, estuaries, and ocean. Field trips and laboratory arranged. Prerequisites: CHEM 0100 or 0330, or instructor permission
  • ENVS 1920 - Methods for Interdisciplinary Environmental Research: This course provides an introduction to a wide range of research approaches in the social and environmental sciences. We will cover the epistemological and theoretical foundations of various research approaches and discuss implications of these foundations for what research questions are answerable and what evidence one can bring to bear to answer such questions. By the end of the semester, students will be able to write a clear and answerable research question, and know what methods are appropriate to use to answer such a question. Enrollment limited to ENVS Juniors. ENVS seniors must receive instructor override from Professor VanWey,

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