When we talk about Ceramic Engineering. The first question that comes in your mind:
“What is Ceramic Engineering?” & “Why you want to make your career in it?”
Let’s know about it!
Ceramic Engineering or Ceramic Technology is an important field in engineering courses.
When you hear about the word “Ceramic” then usually an image of pottery appears your mind.
“Ceramic Engineering is the technology of creating non-metallic & inorganic objects having crystalline structure, through the process of heat, or precipitation reactions at the lower temperatures.”
Ceramics are used in the gas burner nozzles, Space Shuttle program, ballistic protection, bio-medical implants, nuclear fuel uranium oxide pellets, jet engine turbine blades, and missile nose cones.
In Aerospace Industry, ceramics are used for manufacturing airframes, aircraft engines, space shuttles tiles, etc.
Do you want to know more about it?
In simple words Ceramic Engineering can be described as:
“Ceramic Engineering” is the one of the most important branch of engineering that deals with the creation of objects from inorganic & non-metallic materials.
Thus, Ceramic Engineering includes purification of raw materials, production of chemical compounds and complete study of their structures.
It combines the principles of Science, Technology & engineering.
The “Ceramic” word is derived from the Greek word “Keramikos” that means Pottery.
In 1907, Abraham Darby first used coke in Shropshire, England, to develop the yield of a smelting process. Presently, Coke is widely used to produce carbide ceramics.
Courses & Duration
Next question that comes in your mind is:
How to become a Ceramic Engineer?
Those who aim to become a ceramic engineer must have an engineering degree in ceramic engineering. You can pursue Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in ceramic engineering. This can be done as courses after 12th science. The courses are mentioned below:
- Diploma Courses: It is a three year course.
- B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology): It is full time course of four years.
- Integrated Dual Degree (B.Tech-M.Tech): The duration of this course is Five years.
- M.Tech (Master of Technology): This degree duration is two years.
If you pass higher secondary board examination with Science (Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry) then you can pursue B.Tech in Ceramic Engineering.
You can also get admission in top colleges, if you qualify any national, state level or any other particular college entrance exam.
Those interested in diploma course, they have to pass their 10th standard board exam.
Diploma holders will get direct admission in the second year of the course.
After graduation, if you interested to do higher studies, then you can join the PG courses in Ceramic engineering. You have option for Ph.D/ M.Phil after post graduation. For admission in PG courses, candidates can apply through GATE 2019.
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- DIT University, Dehradun - B.Tech 2019 Application open now.
- Symbiosis Institute of Technology B.Tech 2019 Application open now.
- Chitkara University B.Tech 2019 Application open now.
- Chandigarh University (Ranked 1 in North India) - Application Open.
Various colleges in India are offering UG and PG level courses. Some of the most famous colleges in India that offers Ceramic Engineering:
- NIT, Rourkela
- IIT BHU, Varanasi
- University of Calcutta
- Andhra University
- West Bengal University of Technology
- Ceramic Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata
- Anna University, Chennai
- Rajasthan Technical University
- Government College of Engineering & Ceramic Technology, Kolkata
- Government College of Engineering & Technology, Rajasthan
Top Colleges offering Ceramic Engineering/Sciences in Abroad
- Northcentral University
- University of Pennsylvania
- Stanford University
- Harvard University
- University of Illinois
- Duke University
Ceramics engineering students study the given topics such as Atomic Structure of Crystals, Introduction to Glass, Thermal Processes in Ceramics, Mechanics of Materials, and Ceramic Processing.
Jobs & Career
Now you think after doing it where you will get the job?
There is lots of opportunity in private & public sector. You can make your career in various domains such as Aerospace, Mining, Construction, Electronics, Medical, Optical Fibers, Sports, Transportation, Military & etc.
Job prospects are very good for ceramic engineers with extensive experience.
The Next question in your mind what is your job profile after getting a job?
Your job profile will be based on the qualification & experience. You work as a Ceramics Engineers are also known as Material Engineers.
Ceramic Engineers are specialized materials engineers who engaged in manufacturing objects that help computers & electronic devices operate, support the process of global telecommunication and improve health of people in different ways.
Ceramic Engineers are required in both India and also in abroad. These professionals not only required in private companies but also in public sector firms (both Central and State Government). Apart from job in corporate sector, you can also opt for teaching jobs in institutes, colleges and universities.
Some of the job profiles of a Ceramics Engineers are:
- Ceramic Technologist
- Ceramic Designer
- Production Worker
- Construction Manager
- Marketing Executive
Ceramic engineers are involved in any of the following areas of work such as Research, Design, Production, Testing, Sales, etc.
Ceramic Industry is vast and has a huge potential. The job and growth opportunities in this field are respectable.
What does a Ceramic Engineer do?
Ceramic engineers work with a variety of ceramic materials like as glass, porcelain, cement and brick. The major task of a ceramic engineer is to create new products & equipment with the use of various ceramic materials by the action of heat. Ceramic engineers work with the given products: glassware, nuclear reactors & electronics.
Top recruiters of the ceramic engineers (both Private and Public):
- Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
- Institute for Plasma Research
- Indian Space Research Organization
- Public sector banks, Factories and Plants
- Defense Metallurgical Research Laboratory
What will be the salary i am getting?
The pay scale of ceramic engineers is different with the educational qualification, job profile, work experience and the location where they work.
Ceramic Engineers can expect a promising career. You can expect a salary of Rs 25000 plus incentives as a fresher in India. Your salary depends on the position you hold in the organization. As a lecturer or as a consultant with any big public & private organization your salary can increase multiple times.
The annual salary in India is Rs 3.5 lakh and Rs 4.5 lakh. With some experience, you can earn between Rs 5 lakh and Rs 9 lakh a year.
In abroad, the mean annual salaries for ceramic engineers will be $60k to $80K.
Books & Study Material
Some of the best books for Ceramic Engineering preparation are mentioned below:
- Modern Ceramic Engineering – David Richerson, David W. Richerson, William Edward Lee
- Ceramic Materials – C. Barry Carter, M. Grant Norton
- Ceramics Science and Technology – Ralf Riedel
- Advances and Applications in Electroceramics – K. M. Nair, Shashank Priya, Quanxi Jia
- Ceramics and Composites Processing Methods – Narottam P. Bansal, Aldo R. Boccaccini
- Advanced Structural Ceramics – Bikramjit Basu, Kantesh Balani
- Ceramic Integration and Joining Technologies – Mrityunjay Singh, Tatsuki Ohji, Rajiv Asthana, Sanjay Mathur
- Tribology of Ceramics and Composites – Bikramjit Basu, Mitjan Kalin
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