This program is designed to provide a deeper understanding of soft materials, also called complex fluids, such as colloids, polymers, and nanofibers. The course material includes the physical and chemical structure and behavior of these materials and interfaces, methods for the manufacture and/or processing of the materials, and analytical techniques. The subjects may be especially useful for scientists and engineers employed in the paint, coatings, polymer, lubrication, and process design industries.
The graduate certificate program in software engineering is offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Software engineering is the application of a systematic, disciplined, and quantifiable approach to the development, operation, and maintenance of software systems. These software systems include large-scale enterprise systems, medium-scale systems, Web-based applications, desktop applications, and embedded systems.