Soft materials include polymers, liquids, colloidal suspensions, gels, many biological materials, and more. They are used in various industry sectors including oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutics, food (e.g. mayonnaise) and consumer products (e.g. toothpaste, laundry detergent).
From nanomaterials to scale-up processing and manufacturing, the courses in this emphasis cover both the fundamentals of creating such soft materials and optimizing them in a wide range of applications.
The emphasis is available for Chemical, Materials Science and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering MEng students.
Students who complete this emphasis will have it noted on their transcript. Students may double-count a maximum of one (0.5 FCE) course towards any ChemE emphasis (available only for ChemE MEng students), or towards any other emphasis in the Faculty.
Some courses may satisfy the requirements of multiple emphases. Students may double-count a maximum of one course towards the requirements of any two emphases.
Students cannot earn more than two emphases.
MEng students must successfully complete any four half courses (2.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs]) from the following list:
|Course Code||Course Name|
|CHE1310H||Chemical Properties of Polymers|
|CHE562H1||Applied Polymer Chemistry|
|JTC1134H||Applied Surface and Interface Science|
|JTC1135H||Applied Surface and Interface Analysis|
|MIE1705H||Thermoplastics Polymer Processing|
|MIE1706H||Manufacturing of Cellular and Microcellular Polymers|
|MIE1707H||Structure Property Relationships of Thermoplastic and Composite Foams|
|MIE1740H||Smart Materials and Structures|
|MSE1032H||Polymers and Composites Engineering|