MSEN -Materials Science & Engr (MSEN)

MSEN 201 Introduction to Materials Science

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Processing, structure, properties and performance in materials; materials structure and defects over many orders of scale; mechanical, thermal, electrical, magnetic and optical properties.
Prerequisites: CHEM 102 or CHEM 104 or CHEM 107; PHYS 218.

MSEN 222/MEEN 222 Material Science

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

MSEN 222/MEEN 222. Material Science. Mechanical, optical, thermal, magnetic and electrical properties of solids; differences in properties of metals, polymers, ceramics and composite materials in terms of bonding and crystal structure.
Prerequisites: CHEM 102, or CHEM 104 and CHEM 114, or CHEM 107 and CHEM 117; PHYS 218.
Cross Listing: MEEN 222/MSEN 222.

MSEN 285 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Other Hours.

Directed study of selected problems in the area of materials science and engineering. May be taken for credit 4 times.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

MSEN 289 Special Topics In...

Credits 1 to 3. 1 to 3 Lecture Hours. 0 to 3 Lab Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of materials science and engineering. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

MSEN 310 Structure of Materials

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Symmetry, unit cell and the atomic structure of crystalline and non-crystalline materials; the bonding forces and energy for van der Waals, metallic, ionic and covalent crystals.
Prerequisite: MSEN 201, MSEN 222/MEEN 222, AERO 413, BMEN 343, CHEN 313, CVEN 306, ENTC 206, or NUEN 265, or approval of instructor.

MSEN 410 Materials Processing

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Synthesis, properties and processing of technologically important inorganic materials (metals and ceramics); includes thermodynamics and kinetics of different materials processing methods, casting, deformation processing, heat treatments, powder processing and sintering, coating and thin films processing, etc.
Prerequisite: MSEN 201, MSEN 222/MEEN 222, AERO 413, BMEN 343, CHEN 313, CVEN 306, ENTC 206, or NUEN 265, or approval of instructor.

MSEN 420 Polymer Science

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Polymer structure, processing, property characterization at the molecular, microscopic and macroscopic dimensional levels for thermosets, thermoplastics, elastomers, fibers and advanced non-particle filled composites and smart multi-performance structures.
Prerequisite: MSEN 201, MSEN 222/MEEN 222, AERO 413, BMEN 343, CHEN 313, CVEN 306, ENTC 206, or NUEN 265, or approval of instructor.

MSEN 460 Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Materials

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Origins of functional materials properties from their electronic and molecular structure; electron theory in solids; electronic transport and dielectric behavior; optical and magnetic properties; current applications of functional materials.
Prerequisite: MSEN 201, MSEN 222/MEEN 222, AERO 413, BMEN 343, CHEN 313, CVEN 306, ENTC 206, or NUEN 265, or approval of instructor.

MSEN 485 Directed Studies

Credits 0 to 4. 0 to 4 Other Hours.

Directed study of selected problems in the area of materials science and engineering. May be taken four times for credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

MSEN 489 Special Topics In...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours. 0 to 4 Lab Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of materials science and engineering. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

MSEN 491 Research

Credits 0 to 4. 0 to 4 Other Hours.

Research conducted under the direction of a faculty member in materials science and engineering. May be taken four times for credit.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior classification or approval of instructor.