ENGRMAE 212 Engineering Electrochemistry: Fundamentals & Applications (2016-2017)

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. 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

July 12, 2016
Senate Approved:
November 10, 2014
Approved Effective:
2015 Fall Qtr