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MicroMasters® Program in
Materials Engineering for Intelligent Infrastructure
PurdueX

What you will learn

  • Basic principles of various kinds of non-destructive testing and sensing methods.
  • Working mechanisms and techniques of various kinds of non-destructive testing and sensing methods.
  • Basic concepts of nanomaterials, nanomanufacturing, and nanotechnologies.
  • Techniques for various nanomaterials synthesis and processing method.
  • The mechanisms and fabrication of nano-device for civil and environmental applications.
  • Various applications and benefits of using nanotechnology in civil and environmental engineering field.

This MicroMasters® program consists of six courses. To complete the MicroMasters® program, learners will need to successfully complete all six courses.

This first set of courses, in the Non-Destructives Testing and Sensing area, will introduce students to non-destructive testing (NDT) and sensing techniques for understanding materials and structural integrity in civil infrastructure systems. A particular emphasis will be placed on NDT techniques for steel and concrete structures. The Fundamentals of Non-Destructive Testing course will equip students with the necessary fundamental knowledge related to the Non-Destructive Testing methods. The topics will be discussed, including fundamental materials mechanical properties and linear fracture mechanics of materials, testing procedures of commonly used civil materials, and structures. Wave-Based NDT Methods and Electrical-Based Non-Destructive Testing and Sensing courses will discuss wave-based NDT & sensing and electric-based NDT & sensing. The course materials will cover the basic principles, data interpretation methods, evaluation, and inspection methods of each testing and sensing technology. Various case studies will be discussed to help students understand and apply the knowledge to field inspection or monitoring of civil materials and structures.

The second set of courses will introduce students to the field of nanotechnology with a special emphasis on nanomaterials synthesis, characterizations, and their applications in civil and environmental engineering. The Fundamentals of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology will focus on the fundamentals of nanomaterials and nanotechnology. The basic concepts will be discussed including nano-scale effect, process-structure-property relationship, nano- and micro-structure property characterizations, etc. The Nanomaterials for Civil and Environmental Applications course will discuss multifunctional nanomaterials for civil and environmental applications based on the knowledge gained in the Fundamentals of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology course. The specific applications will include, but not limited to, tailoring mechanical property, durability, self-cleaning, self-sealing, self-sensing, energy harvesting, and other multi-functionality. The Nano-Device for Energy Harvesting and Sensing course integrates the fields of materials science, civil engineering, and electrical engineering to talk about the nano-device for energy harvesting and sensing. The topic includes materials informatics, fundamentals of multifunctional materials, nano-device fabrication, device applications for energy harvesting and infrastructure sensing, infrastructure sensing.

The program will benefit students with the advanced and emerging technology for intelligent infrastructure. This program will also help students kick start or rise in a career in one of the fastest-growing tech fields today.

Expert instruction
6 graduate-level courses
Instructor-led
Assignments and exams have specific due dates
8 months
2 - 3 hours per week
6 Academic Credits
Build your skills and your transcript
Discounted price: $4,050
Pre-discounted price: $4,500USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. PurdueX's Materials Engineering for Intelligent Infrastructure MicroMasters® Program

  2. Started Aug 23, 2021
    2–3 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Learn about the application of nanomaterials in civil and environmental engineering.

  3. Started Sep 27, 2021
    2–3 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Learn about the field of nanotechnology with a special emphasis on nanomaterials synthesis, characterizations and their applications in civil and environmental engineering.

  4. Started Nov 1, 2021
    2–3 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Learn about the field of nanotechnology with a special emphasis on nanomaterials synthesis, characterizations and their applications in civil and environmental engineering.

  5. Starts Jan 10, 2022
    2–3 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Learn the fundamentals of non-destructive testing (NDT), a technique used to evaluate material and structure properties and defects without causing damage.

  6. Starts Feb 14, 2022
    2–3 hours per week, for 6 weeks

    Learn how to use wave-based NDT techniques, ultrasonic testing, acoustic emission, etc, to inspect the structural integrity of civil engineering structures, including highways, bridges, dams, and buildings.

  7. Starts Mar 28, 2022
    2–3 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Learn how electrical-based nondestructive testing (NDT) methods and emerging infrastructure-sensing technologies are used to predict service life of civil engineering structures.

  8. How to Earn a MicroMasters Program Certificate
    To earn the program certificate, learners must complete and successfully earn a verified certificate in all six courses in this program.

    From Program Certificate to a Master’s Degree
    MicroMasters programs are designed to offer learners a pathway to an advanced degree and can count as credit toward completing a Master’s degree program. Learners who successfully earn this MicroMasters program certificate may apply for admission to a Purdue University Master’s degree program, and if accepted, the individual module certificates may count towards the degree.

    The MicroMasters program comprises six foundational courses from Purdue Civil Engineering’s full Online MSCE, in the Infrastructure, Resiliency and Sustainability. The MicroMasters can serve as a helpful introduction to the degree experience.

    The successful completion of a MicroMasters can help as part of an application to our Online MSCE.

    • "The NDT and inspection market size is estimated to grow from USD 8.4 billion in 2020 to USD 11.7 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 7.0% from 2020 to 2025." Source: Markets and Markets
    • “With the increase in automation in the industrial manufacturing and infrastructure sectors, there has been a substantial hike in the demand for flaw detection related to cracks, porosity, manufacturing disorders, and so on.” Source: Markets and Markets
    • “NDT professionals are part of one of the most exciting industries, working in aerospace, extreme construction, offshore drilling, manufacturing, even motorsports and theme parks. “ Source: ASNT
    • "NDT offers opportunity, security, satisfaction, and challenge. This field opens the door to a variety of career directions from positions as technicians, engineers, and researchers to managers, educators, trainers and business owners." Source: ASNT

Meet your instructors
from Purdue University (PurdueX)

Luna Lu
ACPA Professor of Lyles School of Civil Engineering
Purdue University
Guangshuai Han
Graduate Research Assistant
Purdue University
Raikhan Tokpatayeva
Postdoc Reseacher, Lyles School of Civil Engineering
Purdue University
Yining Feng
Postdoc Reseacher, Lyles School of Civil Engineering
Purdue University

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