MSE 465  Sustainable Strategies for E-Waste Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: GES 465.
Course Description: Trans-disciplinary overview of the electronics industry, with an emphasis on sources and impacts of e-waste on human & natural systems. Systems approaches to mitigating environmental and social impacts of electronics--from product design, materials and manufacture to use, re-use, recycle and disposal. Apply learnings in trans-disciplinary project teams to evaluate opportunities for improving the sustainability of the industry and its products.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Junior standing. Sections may be offered: Online. Credit allowed for only one of the following: GES 465, GES 481A1, MSE 465, or MSE 481A1.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 501  Materials Technology Transfer  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: The pathways toward commercialization of materials from research. Case studies, technology readiness levels, proposal writing, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property practices.
Prerequisite: MECH 331.
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 502A  Materials Science & Engineering Methods: Materials Structure and Scattering  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Introduction to the atomic level arrangements of materials, defects related to these structures, and X-ray Diffraction, X-ray scattering, and electron diffraction methods.
Prerequisite: MATH 345 and MECH 331.
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 502B  Materials Science & Engineering Methods: Computational Materials Methods  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Introduction to mathematical and computational methods that are used to model materials: Simulation/Modeling, Monte-Carlo, Monte-Carlo Potts, Density Functional Theory, and other approaches.
Prerequisite: (MATH 340 or MATH 345) and (MECH 331).
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 502C  Materials Science & Engineering Methods: Materials Microscopy  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Introduction to modern microscopy techniques for materials research using optical microscopy. Interferometry and confocal techniques, scanning electron, microscopy transmission electron microscopy, and scanning probe microscopy.
Prerequisite: (CHEM 431 or MECH 331) and (MATH 340 or MATH 345).
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 502D  Materials Science & Engineering Methods: Materials Spectroscopy  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: The investigation and measurement of spectra produced when matter interacts with or emits electromagnetic radiation, including an introduction to X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, electron energy loss spectroscopy, Raman and infrared, and energy dispersive spectroscopy for materials research.
Prerequisite: (MATH 340 or MATH 345) and (MECH 331).
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 502E  Materials Science & Engineering Methods: Bulk Properties and Performance  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Physical properties of materials and how they relate to the functionalization of materials, including their use in electronic, magnetic, optical, and other functional devices.
Prerequisite: (MATH 340 or MATH 345) and (MECH 331).
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 502F  Materials Science & Engineering Methods: Experimental Methods for Materials Research  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Modern experimental design methods and techniques for materials research. Topics include vacuum systems, cryogenic experimentation, temperature characterization, data acquisition and digitization, device and circuitry design in the context of materials research.
Prerequisite: (MATH 340 or MATH 345) and (MECH 331).
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 503  Mechanical Behaviors of Materials  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: The mechanical behavior of metals, polymeric, ceramic, and composite materials in mechanical designs from a structure to processing to properties perspective. Practical and specific performance analyses of structural materials are examined.
Prerequisite: (MSE 501 or MSE 502A or MECH 331) and (MATH 340 or MATH 345).
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 504  Thermodynamics of Materials  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: The determination of whether and the means by which a given reaction can occur. Macroscopic and microscopic solid-state thermodynamics with experimental methodologies for characterizing them, with a focus on thermodynamic and statistical mechanical aspects of material structure-property relationships.
Prerequisite: (CBE 210 or CHEM 476 or MECH 331 or PH 361) and (MATH 340 or MATH 345).
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 505  Kinetics of Materials  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: The determination of whether and the means by which a given reaction can occur. Macroscopic and microscopic solid-state kinetics with experimental methodologies for characterizing them, with a focus on the kinetic aspects of material structure-property relationships.
Prerequisite: MSE 504.
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 631  Defects in Crystals  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: MECH 631.
Course Description: Mechanics, thermodynamics and kinetics of defects in crystalline solids including point defects, dislocations, and grain boundaries.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online. Credit allowed for only one of the following: MECH 631, MSE 631, or MECH 681A2.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 651  Special Topics in Materials Science  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: New or emerging topics in materials science and engineering.
Prerequisite: MECH 331.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 695  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-5] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Independent study of special topics in materials science and engineering.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of advisor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 699  Thesis  Credits: Var[1-6] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Thesis in materials science and engineering.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of advisor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 784  Supervised College Teaching  Credits: Var[1-5] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Supervised college teaching in materials science and engineering.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of advisor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 793  Professional Development Seminar  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Professional skills for careers in materials science and providing opportunities for students to see materials innovation and discovery up-close.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Required field trips. Restricted to students in MSE graduate programs or by consent of instructor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 795  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-5] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced independent study of special topics in materials science and engineering.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of advisor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 799  Dissertation  Credits: Var[1-12] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Dissertation in materials science and engineering.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of advisor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.