Courses

In this section find courses grouped into the following categories:

MSE Core Courses

Either in our M.Eng. program, or in previous work, students must complete the following courses, or their equivalents (at the graduate level):

MSE 5860 - Atomic and Molecular Structure of Matter
MSE 5830 - Thermodynamics of Condensed Systems
MSE 5840 - Kinetics, Diffusion, and Phase Transformation

Students must also complete one of the following properties classes:

MSE 5861 - Mechanical Properties of Engineering Materials: From Nanodevices to Superstructures
MSE 5862 - Electronic Materials for the Information Age
MSE 5810 - Materials Chemistry
MSE 5850 - Electronic, Magnetic and Dielectric Properties of Materials
MSE 5820 - Mechanical Properties of Materials; Processing and Design

Materials Electives

Students can choose courses from the following list of materials electives:

MSE 5005 – MEng Professional Development
MSE 5010 - Special Project – Ongoing/Non-Final Semester

MSE 5011 – Special Project – Terminal/Final Semester
MSE 5120 - Mechanical Properties of Thin Films

MSE 5210 - Properties of Solid Polymers
MSE 5230 - Physics of Soft Materials
MSE 5310 - Introduction to Ceramics
MSE 5330 - Materials for Energy Production, Storage, and Conversion
MSE 5410 - Nanofabrication of Semiconductor Devices
MSE 5420 - Flexible Electronics
MSE 5430 - Thin-Film Materials Science
MSE 5450 - Magnetic and Ferroelectric Materials
MSE 5490 - Nanofabrication: Making It Small
MSE 5550 - Introduction to Composite Materials
MSE 5620 - Biomineralization: The Formation and Properties of Inorganic Biomaterials
MSE 5630 - Nanobiotechnology
MSE 5710 - Analytical Techniques for Material Science
MSE 5720 - Computational Materials Science
MSE 5810 - Materials Chemistry
MSE 5820 - Mechanical Properties of Materials, Processing, and Design
MSE 5830 - Thermodynamics of Condensed Systems
MSE 5840 - Kinetics, Diffusion, and Phase Transformation
MSE 5850 - Electronic, Magnetic, and Dielectric Properties of Materials
MSE 5870 - Technology Management
MSE 5880 - The Science of Nanoparticles
MSE 5890 - Colloids and Colloid Assemblies for Advanced Materials Applications
MSE 6010 - Chemistry of Materials
MSE 6020 - Elasticity, Plasticity, and Fracture
MSE 6030 - Thermodynamics of Materials
MSE 6040 - Kinetics of Reactions in Condensed Matter
MSE 6050 - Electronic Properties of Materials
MSE 6060 - Condensed Matter Structure
MSE 6100 - Physical Metallurgy and Applications
MSE 6550 - Advanced Composite Materials
MSE 6650 - Principles of Tissue Engineering
MSE 6710 - Principles of Diffraction

Materials Applications Electives

The Materials Applications Electives are divided into six categories. These categories reflect the strategic areas that the MSE Major has identified as being important in the future. Looking ahead, materials will be used more and more in integrated systems where many kinds of dissimilar materials will be combined in new and interesting ways. Thus, the MSE curriculum reflects a systems approach. Technological areas have been identified where materials are expected to be the deciding factor in determining whether and how well that technology may succeed, and where a tremendous benefit to society may be expected if it does succeed. Another area focuses on Technology Management and Ethics. These courses are designed to provide students with an understanding of the context in which the development and implementation of new technologies takes place.

The Materials Applications Electives categories are listed below, along with courses that have been approved in each of the seven categories:

Biotechnology and Life Sciences
BME 5810 (also MAE 5680) - Soft Tissue Biomechanics
BME 5830 - Cell-Biomaterials Interactions
BME 6210 (also CHEME 6310) - Engineering Principles for Drug Delivery
BME 6670 (also AEP/BIOG 6630, MSE 5630) - Nanobiotechnology
MSE 5230 - Physics of Soft Materials
MSE 5620 - Biomineralization: The Formation and Properties of Inorganic Biomaterials

Energy and the Environment
CEE 6750 - Concrete Materials and Construction
MSE 5330 - Materials for Energy Production, Storage, and Conversion
MSE 5250 - Organic Optoelectronics
MSE 5550 - Introduction to Composite Materials


Nanotechnology

CHEME 6440 - Aerosols and Colloids
MSE 5890 - Colloids and Colloid Assemblies for Advanced Materials Applications
MSE 5120 (also MAE 5130) - Mechanical Properties of Thin Films
MSE 5490 - Nanofabrication: Making It Small
MSE 5880 - The Science of Nanoparticles: synthesis, characterization, and applications

Information Science and Technology
ECE 5350 - Semiconductor Physics
ECE 5360 (also MSE 5410) - Nanofabrication of Semiconductor Devices
MSE 5420 - Flexible Electronics
MSE 5450 - Magnetic and Ferroelectric Materials

Materials Research
CHEME 6400 - Polymeric Materials
MSE 5370 - Probability, Statistics, and Data Analysis for the Physical Sciences
MSE 5710 - Analytical Techniques for Materials Science
MSE 5720 - Computational Materials Science

Fiber Science
FSAD 6160 - Rheology of Solids: Dynamic Mechanical Analysis of Fibers and Polymers
FSAD 6200 - Physical Properties of Fiber-Forming Polymers and Fibers
FSAD 6660 - Fiber Formation: Theory and Practice

Engineering Business/Management/Finance Courses

CEE 5900 - Project Management
CEE 5930 - Engineering Management Methods: Data, Information, and Modeling
CHEME 5720 - Managing New Business Development
ORIE 5126 - Principles of Supply Chain Management
NCC 5540 - Management and Leading in Organizations
ORIE 5100 - Design of Manufacturing Systems
ORIE 5140, CEE 5240, ECE 5120, SYSEN 5100 and 5110 - Model Based Systems Engineering
NBA 5530 - Accounting and Financial Analysis for Engineers – for non-Johnson students
NCC 5560 - Managerial Finance – for non-Johnson students
ORIE 5150 - Economic Analysis of Engineering Systems
NCC 5530 - Marketing Management
NBA 6650 - The Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
NBA 6660 - Negotiations
CEE 6900 - Creativity, Innovation, and Leadership