CET786 Advanced Characterization using TEM Techniques

Course Provider

School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)



Academic Unit



This course will educate on the use of complementary materials characterization techniques through understanding the advantages and limitations of commonly used analytical electron microscopy characterization tools. Learners will be acquainted with the principles, instrumentation and operation of scanning/transmission electron microscopy (SEM/TEM) for the characterization of inorganic materials. Practical methods of designing experiments, sample preparation, data collection / interpretation will be highlighted. Laboratory demonstration sessions will reinforce and consolidate the themes of the lectures.

This course is part of:

- Graduate Certificate in Materials Characterization
- FlexiMasters  in Materials Characterization

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Learners will gain an understanding of the importance of various analytical electron microscopy tools individually and complementary to each other in designing and solving real-world industrial problems.

1. TEM - EDX
4. Scanning (Transmission) Electron Microscopy: introduction
5. Scanning Electron Microscopy
6. HR-STEM imaging
7. Acquisition and analysis softwares
8. Image simulations

Suitable for professionals working in Engineering, Quality Control, Failure Analysis, Manufacturing and R&D.

Standard Course Fee: S$2574.58

SSG Funding Support

 Course fee

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes


BEFORE funding & GST

AFTER funding & 9% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

  • Standard course fee is inclusive of GST.
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.


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CET772 Principles and Adaptation1
CET773 Variation and Nonstoichiometry1
CET774 Organic Structural Materials1
CET775 Organic Electronic Materials1
CET776 Organic Optical Materials1
CET777 Thermal Analysis1
CET778 Surface Analysis1
CET779 Tissue – Material Interactions1
CET780 Materials in Medicine1
CET781 Tissue Engineering & Drug Delivery1
CET782 Processes for Particulate Materials and Bulk Materials1
CET783 Vacuum Processes1
CET784 Solution Processes2
CET785 Fundamentals of Electron Microscopy2

Listed courses are:

  • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Materials Characterization (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Materials Characterization (total 15AUs).
  • SSG funded and SkillsFuture Credit approved.