M.S. Coursework

Below are examples of lecture courses taken by MS students in the indicated concentration areas. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of courses but rather a starting point in helping you devise your curriculum. Note that number of credit hours for each area is more than the minimum required but some classes may not be offered every year. Students should consult with their advisors or the Director of Graduate Studies to determine the best set of classes to meet individual needs. If you are considering pursuing a PhD in the future, MSE 500 is strongly recommended.

There is also a colloquium/seminar course registration requirement (see Course Requirements page for number of credit hours these courses can count toward degree requirement):

  • MSE 595 Materials Colloquium: Registration during the first 4 semesters is required.
  • MSE 529/559 Hard Materials Seminar/Soft Materials Seminar: Registration every semester of residence.

BIOMATERIALS

COURSE

DESCRIPTION

CREDIT

MSE 457

Polymer Chemistry

4

MSE 470

Design and Use of Biomaterials

3

MSE 473 Biomolecular Materials Science

3

MSE 474

Biomaterials and Nanomedicine

3

MSE 480 Surfaces and Colloids

4

BIOE 506

Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering

4

CHBE 472

Techniques in Biomolecular Engineering

4

CHEM 530 Structure and Spectroscopy

4

CHEM 590C

Introduction to Chemical Biology

4

MCB 450

Introduction to Biochemistry

3

 

POLYMERS/SOFT MATERIALS

COURSE

DESCRIPTION

CREDIT

MSE 454

Mechanics of Polymers

3

MSE 455

Polymer Physics

3

MSE 456

Mechanics of Composites

3

MSE 457

Polymer Chemistry

4

MSE 458

Polymer Physical Chemistry

3

MSE 480

Surfaces and Colloids

4

MSE 487

Materials for Nanotechnology

3

MSE 583

Dynamics of Complex Fluids

4

CHEM 584

Introduction to Materials Chemistry

4

PHYS 552 Optical Spectroscopy

4

 

CERAMICS

COURSE

DESCRIPTION

CREDIT

MSE 420

Ceramic Materials and Properties

3

MSE 421

Ceramic Proc. & Microstructure Development

3

MSE 422

Electrical Ceramics

3

MSE 480

Surfaces and Colloids

4

MSE 481

Electron Microscopy & Diffraction

4

MSE 501

Kinetic Processes in Materials

4

MSE 564

Vapor Phase Thin Film Growth

4

MSE 580

Diffraction Physics of Materials

4

MSE 581

Advanced Electron Microscopy

4

MSE 583 Dynamics of Complex Fluids

4

MSE 584 Points and Line Defects

4

CHEM 516 Physical Inorganic Chemistry

4

 

COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS

COURSE

DESCRIPTION

CREDIT

MSE 485

Atomic Scale Simulations

4

MSE 501

Kinetic Processes in Materials

4

MSE 580

Diffraction Physics of Materials

4

MSE 584

Point and Line Defects

4

ME 471

Finite Element Analysis

4

CS 450

Intro to Numerical Analysis

4

CSE 527

Scientific Visualization

4

CSE 566

Numerical Fluid Dynamics

4

PHYS 486 Quantum Physics

4

PHYS 560 Condensed Matter Physics I

4

 

ELECTRONIC MATERIALS

COURSE

DESCRIPTION

CREDIT

MSE 460

Electronic Materials I

3

MSE 461

Electronic Materials II

3

MSE 487

Materials for Nanotechnology

4

MSE 488

Optical Materials

4

MSE 564

Vapor Phase Thin Film Growth

4

MSE 582

Surface Physics

4

MSE 584

Point and Line Defects

4

ECE 441 Physics & Modeling Semicond. Dev.

3

PHYS 460

Condensed Matter Physics

4

PHYS 560 Condensed Matter Physics I

4

 

METALS

COURSE

DESCRIPTION

CREDIT

MSE 440

Mechanical Behavior of Metals

3

MSE 441

Metals Processing

3

MSE 443

Design of Engineering Alloys

3

MSE 445

Corrosion of Metals

4

MSE 481

Electron Microscopy & Diffraction

4

MSE 487 Materials for Nanotechnology

4

MSE 501

Kinetic Processes in Materials

4

MSE 580

Diffraction Physics of Materials

4

MSE 581 Advanced Electron Microscopy

4

MSE 584

Point and Line Defects

4

TAM 551 Solid Mechanics I

4