Materials Science and Engineering (MSEN)

Courses

MSEN 5000 (1-3) Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering

Discusses fundamental topics in materials science and engineering.

Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

MSEN 5064 (3) Soft Machines

Introduces soft machines as a new paradigm of engineering that starts to impact healthcare, consumer electronics, renewable energy and collaborative robotics. Prepares students to participate in research on soft machines by starting with fundamentals of soft materials and by covering soft robotics, stretchable electronics, energy harvesting and functional polymers. Includes guest lectures, a literature review and a hands-on lab project.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: MCEN 4046 and MCEN 5046
Requisites: Restricted to students with 87-180 credits (Senior, Fifth Year Senior) Mechancial (MCEN) majors or College of Engineering graduate students only.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

MSEN 5370 (3) Materials Thermodynamics

Reviews thermodynamics fundamentals and applies them to understand the chemical, thermal and mechanical behavior of materials. Examines equations of state, solution theory, equilibrium diagrams and phase changes.

Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

MSEN 5430 (3) Transmission Electron Microscopy in Materials Science & Engineering

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to transmission electron microscopy (TEM) as a powerful characterization tool in materials science. It is aimed at beginners and intermediate users of TEM and covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of advanced electron microscopy techniques. By taking this course, students will be able to interpret and analyze TEM data and understand electron microscopy publications. Students will learn the necessary theoretical basis for taking practical training on modern aberration-corrected TEMs. Previously offered as a special topics course. Recommended Prerequisite: Experience on electron microscopy is recommended but not necessary.

Requisites: Restricted to students with 87-180 credits (Senior, 5th Yr Senior) or graduate students only.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

MSEN 5470 (3) Materials Composition and Structure

The synthesis, organization, and processing of materials can enable functional performance. Curriculum will overview the synthesis and design of functional organic and inorganic materials. A particular emphasis will be placed on structure-performance correlations between chemistry and materials organization. Topical foci will include polymers, biomaterials, and materials for energy.

MSEN 5840 (1-6) Independent Study

Offers an opportunity for students to do independent work. Subject arranged to fit the needs of the student.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 30.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to MS and PhD students in the Materials Science and Engineering program (MTEN) only.

MSEN 5919 (1-5) Special Topics in MSE

Offers an opportunity for special topics in MSE. Subject arrangement to fit the needs of the program.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 10.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.

MSEN 6950 (1-6) Master's Thesis

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to MS students in the Materials Science and Engineering program (MTEN) only.

MSEN 8990 (1-10) Doctoral Dissertation

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 30.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to PhD students in the Materials Science and Engineering program (MTEN) only.