Ceramic Engineering

Ceramic Engineering is the science and technology of the properties, manufacture, design and applications of ceramic materials. Ceramic Engineering is done either by the action of heat, or at lower temperatures using precipitation reactions from high purity chemical solutions which include purification of raw materials, the study and production of the chemical compounds concerned, their formation into components and the study of their structure, composition and properties. Ceramic engineers are specialized materials engineers who work with ceramics, which are nonmetallic, inorganic materials that are processed at high temperatures. Glass, porcelain, brick, and cement are all examples of ceramics. Ceramic engineers develop new ceramic products as well as methods and equipment for processing ceramic materials.

They work with a wide variety of products, ranging from glassware and electronic components to nuclear reactors and linings for blast furnaces and jet engines. Recently the field has come to include the studies of single crystals or glass fibers, in addition to traditional Polycrystalline materials, and the applications of these have been overlapping and changing rapidly.

Eligibility For Ceramic Engineering

Educational Qualifications:

The eligibility for bachelors program in Ceramic Engineering is 10+2 Science with Physics, Chemistry and Maths with a high percentage of marks . Program duration is four years. The admissions are through a written test as for other branches of engineering. Those who are interested in further education may go in for M Tech which is of one-and-a-half year duration. Research in the field can lead to a PhD degree.

Personal skills:

Good communication skills. Keen analytical ability and good memory power. Problem solving skill sand finding alternative solutions .

Job Prospects for Ceramic Engineers

Wide range of job opportunities is there including private and public sector. In private sector, individual with a degree in Ceramic Technology can be absorbed in various ceramic ware manufacturing units located at various parts of the country(a steel refractory or as a researcher in a lab). One can also start his/her own business and become an entrepreneur.

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