CET847 Inorganic Materials

Course Provider

School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)



Academic Unit



The course presents a balanced treatment of descriptive inorganic chemistry that underpins the design and deployment of technological materials.  The goal is to be comprehensive, while remaining understandable to students from diverse scientific and engineering backgrounds. This course begins by revising the construction of atoms and their properties, followed by a systematic analysis of reactivity, stability and properties.  These concepts are illustrated with reference to important classes of industrial materials. 

This course is part of:

- Graduate Certificate in Materials Science and Engineering
- FlexiMasters in Materials Science and Engineering

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At the end of the course, learners  are able to:

1. Compare and correlate electromagnetic emissions with atomic structure.

2. Explain how polarization, electron affinity and valency determine the relative contribution to bonding characteristics.

3. Describe the characteristics and reactivity of common non-metals and metals.

4. List and analyse non-metal and metal technologies in engineering industry such as thermoelectric, superhard and chalcogenide materials.

1. Fundamental Properties and Principles

2. Non-Metallic Materials 

3. Metallic Materials 

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

Standard Course Fee: S$4,815

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes
Cat-A SSG Funded CoursesS$1444.50
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) S$544.50
Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)S$544.50
  • All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST.
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click  here for more information. 
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    Listed courses are:

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