MSE Program Courses

MSE 302 Solar Field Tour
photo of a solar field trip

MSE undergraduate courses that may be used to satisfy program requirements are listed below. The actual courses selected for a coherent program of study will be determined in conjunction with the student's departmental and program adviser.

Core Materials Course (choose one)
MSE 301 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
MAE 324 Structure and Properties of Materials
CEE 364  Materials in Civil Engineering

Experimental Methods Course (choose one)
MSE 302  Laboratory Techniques in Materials Science and Engineering
CHM 371 Experimental Chemistry


Approved Electives (take 3 courses in at least 2 different areas)

Numerical Methods
APC  321 Numerical Methods
APC 350  Methods in Partial Differential Equations
CEE 361  Matrix Structural Analysis and Introduction to Finite-Elements Methods
MAE 305 Mathematics in Engineering I
MAE 306 Mathematics in Engineering II
ORF 309  Probability and Stochastic Systems
ORF 409  Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation

Chemical and Biological Engineering
CBE 415  Polymers
CBE 421  Catalytic Chemistry
CBE 422  Molecular Modeling Methods
CBE 423  Biologically Inspired Materials
CBE 433  Introduction to the Mechanics and Dynamics of Soft Living Matter

CHM 301 Organic Chemistry
CHM 302 Organic Chemistry II
CHM 303 Organic Chemistry I: Biological Emphasis
CHM 304 Organic Chemistry II: Foundations of Chemical Reactivity and Synthesis
CHM 305 The Quantum World
CHM 403 Advanced Organic Chemistry
CHM 405 Advanced Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics
CHM 407 Inorganic Chemistry: Structure and Bonding
CHM 408 Inorganic Chemistry: Reactions and Mechanisms
CHM 409 Structural Solid State Chemistry

Civil and Environmental Engineering
CEE 312 Statics of Structures
CEE 365 Soil Mechanics


Graduate courses open to undergraduates by petition

Thermodynamics Course (choose one)
CBE 246   Thermodynamics I
CHM 306 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics, Molecular Simulations and Kinetics
CHM 406 Advanced Physical Chemistry: Chemical Dynamics and Thermodynamics
ELE 342   Principles of Quantum Engineering
MAE 221 Thermodynamics
PHY 301  Thermal Physics


Electrical Engineering
ELE 341 Solid-State Devices
ELE 342 Physical Principles of Electronic Devices
ELE 351 Electromagnetic Field Theory and Optics
ELE 352 Physical Optics
ELE 431 Solar Energy Conversion
ELE 441 Solid-State Physics I
ELE 442 Solid-State Physics II
ELE 453 Optical Electronics
ELE 461 Design with Nanotechnologies

GEO 312 Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology
GEO 363 Environmental Geochemistry: Chemistry of the Natural Systems
GEO 372 Rocks
GEO 378 Mineralogy
GEO 419 Physics and Chemistry of Earth's Interior

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MAE 344 Introduction to Bioengineering and Medical Devices
MAE 424 Energy Storage Systems

Molecular Biology
MOL 348 Cell and Developmental Biology
MOL 457 Computational Aspects of Molecular Biology

PHY 304 Advanced Electromagnetism
PHY 305 Introduction to the Quantum Theory
PHY 312 Experimental Physics
PHY 405 Modern Physics I - Condensed Matter Physics
PHY 408 Modern Classical Dynamics