ENGRMAE 212 Engineering Electrochemistry: Fundamentals & Applications (2013-2014)

ENGRMAE 212 Engineering Electrochemistry: Fundamentals & Applications

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRMAE 212 Engineering Electrochemistry: Fundamentals & Applications (Credit Units: 4) Introduction to engineering electrochemistry fundamentals and applications. Examine thermodynamics and transport principles in typical electrochemical systems. Electrochemical sensors, batteries, fuel cells, and supercapacitors. Manufacturing aspects will also be covered. Prerequisite: MAE91. Graduate students only. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0471043720.

Recommended Textbook:


Marc J. Madou
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic

Introduction to Thermodynamics (MAE 91)

Lecture Topics:
  • I. Thermodynamics of Electromotive Force (Class 1-2)
  • II. Transport in Electrochemistry (Class 3-4):

    a. Diffusion

    b. Convection

    c. Migration

    d. Mixing in Low-Reynolds Number Fluids

  • III. Potentiometric and Amperometric Sensor (Class 5-6)

  • IV. Thermodynamics of Electrolytic and Galvanic Systems-

    a. Electrolytic: Electrolysis, charging of battery

    b. Galvanic: Batteries and fuel cells (Class 7)

  • V. Corrosion: Pourbaix and Evans Diagrams (Class 8-9) MIDTERM (Class 10)

  • VI. Batteriesandsupercapacitors(Class11-13)
  • VII. Liquid Junction Solar Cells (Class 14-15)
  • VIII. Fuel Cells (Class 16)
  • IX. ElectrochemistryinManufacturing:

    a. Additive

    b. Subtractive (Class 17-18)

  • X. Electrochemistry in Nanotechnology (Class 19-20)

Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Data analysis (Excel, Matlab, Mathcad), and report writing (Word, LaTex).

Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component

Contributes toward the Mechanical Engineering Topics courses.

Design Content Description

Approach: 0%

Lectures: 100%

Laboratory Portion: 0%

Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • HW: 30%
  • Midterm: 30%
  • Final: 40%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

May 22, 2013
Senate Approved:
April 29, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr