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Materials Science and Engineering B.Mat.S.E.

Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
College of Science and Engineering
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 124 to 125
  • Required credits within the major: 103 to 104
  • Degree: Bachelor of Materials Science and Engineering
The program in materials science and engineering leads to a bachelor's degree that enables students to immediately enter the profession. The program develops an understanding of the properties and the origin of these properties in a broad range of materials, including metals, ceramics, semiconductors, polymers, and composites. Because the program is broadly based, graduates find employment across a range of industries, including the automotive, chemical, electronics, energy, and medical technology industries. Graduates also find positions in consulting, research, technical management, and teaching. The materials science and engineering (MSE) program is designed to prepare students to achieve the following career and professional accomplishments after graduation: Be employed as a materials engineer or a related engineering or science position, using and developing his or her skills based on the demands of the job. Enter into a graduate or professional program, applying his or her knowledge and experience toward an advanced or professional degree. Be an effective team member, using and developing communication and teamwork skills. Be a responsible engineer/scientist or professional, demonstrating ethical and professional responsibility and continuing to learn through formal and informal educational experiences.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 10 courses before admission to the program.
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
Students interested in materials science and engineering are recommended to take MATS/CHEN 1001 to learn more about the field. All students admitted to the College of Science and Engineering as freshmen are required to take CSE 1001 fall of their freshmen year.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Mathematics
MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1371 - CSE Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
MATH 1272 - Calculus II (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1372 - CSE Calculus II (4.0 cr)
MATH 2263 - Multivariable Calculus (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2374 - CSE Multivariable Calculus and Vector Analysis (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2243 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2373 - CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Physics
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1401V - Honors Physics I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1402V - Honors Physics II [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
MATS 3011 - Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering (3.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry 1
CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
or CHEM 1071H - Honors Chemistry I [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
or CHEM 1075H - Honors Chemistry I Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
CHEM 1062 - Chemical Principles II [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
or CHEM 1072H - Honors Chemistry II [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1066 - Chemical Principles II Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
or CHEM 1076H - Honors Chemistry II Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I (3.0 cr)
Major Courses
AEM 2011 - Statics (3.0 cr)
AEM 3031 - Deformable Body Mechanics (3.0 cr)
AEM 4511 - Mechanics of Composite Materials (3.0 cr)
MATS 3001 - Thermodynamics of Materials (3.0 cr)
MATS 3002 - Mass Transport and Kinetics (3.0 cr)
MATS 3012 - Metals and Alloys (3.0 cr)
MATS 3013 - Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Materials (3.0 cr)
MATS 3141 - Numerical Methods for Material Science (3.0 cr)
MATS 3801 - Structural Characterization Lab (4.0 cr)
MATS 3851W - Materials Properties Lab [WI] (4.0 cr)
MATS 4212 - Ceramics (3.0 cr)
MATS 4221 - Materials Performance (4.0 cr)
MATS 4301W - Materials Processing [WI] (4.0 cr)
MATS 4400 - Senior Design Project (3.0 cr)
CHEM 4502 - Introduction to Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy (3.0 cr)
or PHYS 2303 - Physics III: Physics of Matter (4.0 cr)
Complete the required mathematics course not used for admission to the program.
MATH 2373 - CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2243 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2374 - CSE Multivariable Calculus and Vector Analysis (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2263 - Multivariable Calculus (4.0 cr)
MATS 4214 - Polymers (3.0 cr)
or CHEM 4214 - Polymers (3.0 cr)
or CHEN 4214 - Polymers (3.0 cr)
Technical Electives
Students must take 13 credits of technical electives. The list below is not exhaustive; please see your adviser to discuss additional options. Up to 4 credits of MATS 4594 may count toward the 13 required technical elective credits.
Take 13 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BIOC 3021 - Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5001 - Advanced Biomaterials (3.0 cr)
· CEGE 3402W - Civil Engineering Materials [WI] (3.0 cr)
· CEGE 3501 - Environmental Engineering [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· CEGE 3502 - Fluid Mechanics (4.0 cr)
· CEGE 4121 - Computer Applications II (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 2311 - Organic Lab (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 4201 - Materials Chemistry (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 4701 - Inorganic Chemistry (3.0 cr)
· CHEN 2001 - Material and Energy Balances (4.0 cr)
· CHEN 5771 - Colloids and Dispersions (3.0 cr)
· EE 3005 - Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering (4.0 cr)
· EE 3006 - Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· EE 3161 - Semiconductor Devices (3.0 cr)
· EE 5171 - Microelectronic Fabrication (4.0 cr)
· EE 5173 - Basic Microelectronics Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· EE 5657 - Physical Principles of Thin Film Technology (4.0 cr)
· IE 3521 - Statistics, Quality, and Reliability (4.0 cr)
· IE 5441 - Financial Decision Making (4.0 cr)
· IE 5541 - Project Management (4.0 cr)
· MATH 4242 - Applied Linear Algebra (4.0 cr)
· MATH 4428 - Mathematical Modeling (4.0 cr)
· MATH 4512 - Differential Equations with Applications (3.0 cr)
· MATH 4567 - Applied Fourier Analysis (4.0 cr)
· MATH 5485 - Introduction to Numerical Methods I (4.0 cr)
· MATS 4223W - Polymer Laboratory [WI] (2.0 cr)
· MATS 4511W - Corrosion and Electrochemistry of Corrosion [WI] (4.0 cr)
· MATS 4512 - Corrosion and Electrochemistry of Corrosion (4.0 cr)
· MATS 4594 - Directed Research in Materials Science (1.0-3.0 cr)
· MATS 5517 - Electron Microscopy (3.0 cr)
· PHYS 4001 - Analytical Mechanics (4.0 cr)
· PHYS 4002 - Electricity and Magnetism (4.0 cr)
· PHYS 4911 - Introduction to Biopolymer Physics (3.0 cr)
· PHYS 5701 - Solid-State Physics for Engineers and Scientists (4.0 cr)
· STAT 3022 - Data Analysis (4.0 cr)
· STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or STAT 3021 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3.0 cr)
· MATS 5531 - Electrochemical Engineering (3.0 cr)
or CHEN 5531 - Electrochemical Engineering and Renewable Energy (3.0 cr)
Upper-division Writing Intensive within the major
Students are required to take one upper-division Writing Intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· MATS 3851W - Materials Properties Lab [WI] (4.0 cr)
· MATS 4301W - Materials Processing [WI] (4.0 cr)
 
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MATH 1271 - Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00067 - Math 1271/Math 1281/Math 1371/
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Differential calculus of functions of a single variable, including polynomial, rational, exponential, and trig functions. Applications, including optimization and related rates problems. Single variable integral calculus, using anti-derivatives and simple substitution. Applications may include area, volume, work problems. prereq: 4 yrs high school math including trig or satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1151 or 1155]
MATH 1371 - CSE Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Differentiation of single-variable functions, basics of integration of single-variable functions. Applications: max-min, related rates, area, curve-sketching. Use of calculator, cooperative learning. prereq: CSE or pre-bioprod concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in biosys engn (PRE), background in [precalculus, geometry, visualization of functions/graphs], instr consent; familiarity with graphing calculators recommended
MATH 1272 - Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1272/1282/1252/1372/1572
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Techniques of integration. Calculus involving transcendental functions, polar coordinates. Taylor polynomials, vectors/curves in space, cylindrical/spherical coordinates. prereq: [1271 or equiv] with grade of at least C-
MATH 1372 - CSE Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1272/1282/1252/1372/1572
Typically offered: Every Spring
Techniques of integration. Calculus involving transcendental functions, polar coordinates, Taylor polynomials, vectors/curves in space, cylindrical/spherical coordinates. Use of calculators, cooperative learning. prereq: Grade of at least C- in [1371 or equiv], CSE or pre-Bioprod/Biosys Engr
MATH 2263 - Multivariable Calculus
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2263/2373/2573H/3251
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Derivative as linear map. Differential/integral calculus of functions of several variables, including change of coordinates using Jacobians. Line/surface integrals. Gauss, Green, Stokes Theorems. prereq: [1272 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-
MATH 2374 - CSE Multivariable Calculus and Vector Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2263/2373/2573H/3251
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Derivative as linear map. Differential/integral calculus of functions of several variables, including change of coordinates using Jacobians. Line/surface integrals. Gauss, Green, Stokes theorems. Use of computer technology. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-, CSE or pre-Bioprod/Biosys Engr
MATH 2243 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2243/2373/2573
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Linear algebra: basis, dimension, matrices, eigenvalues/eigenvectors. Differential equations: first-order linear, separable; second-order linear with constant coefficients; linear systems with constant coefficients. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-
MATH 2373 - CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2243/2373/2573
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Linear algebra: basis, dimension, eigenvalues/eigenvectors. Differential equations: linear equations/systems, phase space, forcing/resonance, qualitative/numerical analysis of nonlinear systems, Laplace transforms. Use of computer technology. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-, CSE or pre-Bio Prod/Biosys Engr
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00078
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Motion, forces, conservation principles, structure of matter. Applications to mechanical systems. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1271 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1371 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1571
PHYS 1401V - Honors Physics I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00078
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Comprehensive, calculus-level general physics. Emphasizes use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Description of motion, forces, conservation principles. Structure of matter, with applications to mechanical systems.
PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00079
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Motion, forces, conservation principles, fields, structure of matter. Applications to electromagnetic phenomena. prereq: 1301W, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1272 or Math 1372 or Math 1572
PHYS 1402V - Honors Physics II (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00079
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Description of motion, forces, conservation principles, fields. Structure of matter, with applications to electro-magnetic phenomena. prereq: 1401V, honors student or permission of University Honors Program
MATS 3011 - Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Builds progressively from electrons to atoms to bonding to crystal structures. Defects, X-ray diffraction, phase diagrams. Microstructure as basis for understanding mechanical/electrical properties. Metals, polymers, ceramics, semiconductors, composites. prereq: CHEM 1061, CHEM 1065, [MATH 1272 or MATH 1372], PHYS 1302, CSE student
CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01884 - Chem 1061/Chem 1071H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Atomic theory, periodic properties of elements. Thermochemistry, reaction stoichiometry. Behavior of gases, liquids, and solids. Molecular/ionic structure/bonding. Organic chemistry and polymers. energy sources, environmental issues related to energy use. Prereq-Grade of at least C- in [1011 or 1015] or [passing placement exam, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1065]; intended for science or engineering majors; concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1065; registration for 1065 must precede registration for 1061
CHEM 1071H - Honors Chemistry I (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01884 - Chem 1061/Chem 1071H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced introduction to atomic theory. Periodic properties of elements. Behavior of gases, liquids, and solids. Molecular/ionic structure, bonding. Aspects of organic chemistry, spectroscopy, and polymers. Mathematically demanding quantitative problems. Writing for scientific journals. prereq: Honors student, permission of University Honors Program, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1075H; registration for 1075H must precede registration for 1071H
CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01878 - Chem 1065/Chem 1075H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating physical and chemical phenomena closely linked to lecture material. Experimental design, data collection and treatment, discussion of errors, and proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1061
CHEM 1075H - Honors Chemistry I Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01878 - Chem 1065/Chem 1075H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Develop laboratory skills while investigating physical and chemical phenomena closely linked to lecture material. Experimental design, data collection and treatment, discussion of errors, and the proper treatment of hazardous wastes. Prereq-&1071H, honors student, permission of University Honors Program.
CHEM 1062 - Chemical Principles II (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01885 - Chem 1062/Chem 1072H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Chemical kinetics. Radioactive decay. Chemical equilibrium. Solutions. Acids/bases. Solubility. Second law of thermodynamics. Electrochemistry/corrosion. Descriptive chemistry of elements. Coordination chemistry. Biochemistry. prereq: Grade of at least C- in 1061 or equiv, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1066; registration for 1066 must precede registration for 1062
CHEM 1072H - Honors Chemistry II (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01885 - Chem 1062/Chem 1072H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced introduction. Chemical kinetics/reaction mechanisms, chemical/physical equilibria, acids/bases, entropy/second law of thermodynamics, electrochemistry/corrosion; descriptive chemistry of elements; coordination chemistry; biochemistry. prereq: 1071H, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1076H, honors student, registration for 1076H must precede registration for 1072H
CHEM 1066 - Chemical Principles II Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01879 - Chem 1066/Chem 1076H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating physical and chemical phenomena closely linked to lecture material. Experimental design, data collection and treatment, discussion of errors, and proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1062
CHEM 1076H - Honors Chemistry II Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01879 - Chem 1066/Chem 1076H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Develop laboratory skills as experiments become increasingly complex. Data collection/treatment, discussion of errors, proper treatment of hazardous wastes, experiment design. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1072H
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01929 - Chem 2301/Chem 2331H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Organic compounds, constitutions, configurations, conformations, reactions. Molecular structure. Chemical reactivity/properties. Spectroscopic characterization of organic molecules. prereq: C- or better in 1062/1066 or 1072H/1076H
AEM 2011 - Statics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Force/moment vectors, resultants. Principles of statics and free-body diagrams. Applications to simple trusses, frames, and machines. Distributed loads. Internal forces in beams. Properties of areas, second moments. Laws of friction. prereq: PHYS 1301W, [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 2374 or equiv], CSE
AEM 3031 - Deformable Body Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Uniaxial loading/deformation. Stress/strain at point, Mohr's circle. Internal forces in beams. Material behavior, linear elasticity. Torsion of circular shafts. Bending of beams of symmetrical section. Column buckling. Statically indeterminate structures. prereq: [2011 or 2021 or [BMEN 3011, BMEN major]], [Math 2374 or equiv], [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 2373 or equiv], CSE
AEM 4511 - Mechanics of Composite Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis, design, and applications of laminated and chopped fiber reinforced composites. Micro-/macro-mechanical analysis of elastic constants, failure, and environmental degradation. Design project. prereq: 3031, [CSE upper div or grad student]
MATS 3001 - Thermodynamics of Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamental thermodynamic concepts, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Laws. Behavior of gases, liquids, solids. Phase diagrams. Reaction equilibria involving gases, condensed phases. Use of computer-based thermodynamic program(s). Electrochemistry. prereq: MatS upper div
MATS 3002 - Mass Transport and Kinetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Mass transport in solids: solid state diffusion, Fick's laws, defects/diffusion mechanisms. Mass transport in fluids: fluid flow, diffusion with convection, mass transfer. Kinetics of chemical reactions and phase transformations. Computer-based problems illustrating applications. prereq: 4001, CE 3101, [MATH 2373 or equiv], upper div MatS
MATS 3012 - Metals and Alloys
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Structure of metals/alloys. Crystal structure/defects (point defects, dislocations, grain boundaries). Microstructure. Properties of metals, especially mechanical properties. prereq: [3011, [MatS or ChEn upper div]] or instr consent
MATS 3013 - Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Electronic/magnetic properties of solids. Simple band theory of solids. Free electron theory of conductivity/transport. Optical/dielectric response functions. Elementary theory of magnetism. Electronic devices. Superconductivity. Computer-based problems to illustrate applications. prereq: 3011, [CHEM 4502 or PHYS 2303], [upper div MatS or ChEn] or instr consent
MATS 3141 - Numerical Methods for Material Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Mathematics and numerical/computation methods for Materials Science. Example problems include: diffusion problems; coupled diffusion/kinetics problems; nucleation, growth and crystallization; quantum mechanics/electrostatic problems relevant to electronic/magnetic/optical devices. The use of MatLab will be emphasized. prereq: concurrent registration in MATS 3002 recommended
MATS 3801 - Structural Characterization Lab
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Characterization of structure of engineering materials by optical/electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, x-ray diffraction, spectroscopic method, related methods. Crystallography, defects, microstructure, macromolecular structure. Specimen preparation, data collection/analysis, maintaining laboratory notebook. prereq: [3011, MatS upper div] or dept consent
MATS 3851W - Materials Properties Lab (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Characterization of properties of engineering materials. Mechanical, electrical, optical, magnetic, and thermal properties. Relationship between properties and materials structure. Specimen preparation. Data collection and analysis, including statistical analysis. Laboratory notebook and report writing. prereq: [3801, 3013, MatS upper div] or dept consent
MATS 4212 - Ceramics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [3011, [3001 or CHEN 3101], [MatS or ChEn upper div]] or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Crystal structures, non-crystalline (glass) structures, microstructure. Ceramic phase relationships: binary/ternary diagrams. Ceramic properties: thermal, mechanical, electrical, magnetic, optical. Computer applications. prereq: [3011, [3001 or CHEN 3101], [MatS or ChEn upper div]] or instr consent
MATS 4221 - Materials Performance
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Thermal/mechanical processing to control properties/other applications. Analysis of costs/performance, failure in metallurgical structures by use of fracture mechanics methodology. prereq: 3012, AEM 3031, Upper div MatS
MATS 4301W - Materials Processing (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Casting, solidification and plastic forming of metals. Powder processing, forming operations, sintering of ceramics. Processing of thermoplastic/thermoset polymers. Computer applications of data collection/reduction. prereq: 4212, [4214 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4214] Upper Div MatS
MATS 4400 - Senior Design Project
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01180
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Work in teams to apply expertise in materials science/engineering toward a specific project. With mentor from industry or faculty member guidance, each team defines a problem/follows design steps that culminate in a product design. prereq: Sr MatS major
CHEM 4502 - Introduction to Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00119 - Chem 3502/4502
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Microscopic descriptions of chemical systems. Quantum theory. Applications to atomic/molecular structure. Molecular spectroscopy. Quantum statistical mechanics. Discussion of solutions to several differential equations. prereq: [1062/1066 or 1072H/1076H], [MATH 2263 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in MATH 2263 or MATH 2374 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in MATH 2374 or MATH 2243 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in MATH 2243 or MATH 2373 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in MATH 2373], [PHYS 1302 or PHYS 1402V or PHYS 1502V]
PHYS 2303 - Physics III: Physics of Matter
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00080 - Phys 2303/2403H/2503/2503H
Typically offered: Every Spring
Thermodynamics, mechanical/electromagnetic waves, optics, quantum theory. Applications of quantum nature of solids. prereq: 1302, [MATH 1272 or MATH 1372 or MATH 1572H], [MatSci or EE] student
MATH 2373 - CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2243/2373/2573
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Linear algebra: basis, dimension, eigenvalues/eigenvectors. Differential equations: linear equations/systems, phase space, forcing/resonance, qualitative/numerical analysis of nonlinear systems, Laplace transforms. Use of computer technology. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-, CSE or pre-Bio Prod/Biosys Engr
MATH 2243 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2243/2373/2573
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Linear algebra: basis, dimension, matrices, eigenvalues/eigenvectors. Differential equations: first-order linear, separable; second-order linear with constant coefficients; linear systems with constant coefficients. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-
MATH 2374 - CSE Multivariable Calculus and Vector Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2263/2373/2573H/3251
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Derivative as linear map. Differential/integral calculus of functions of several variables, including change of coordinates using Jacobians. Line/surface integrals. Gauss, Green, Stokes theorems. Use of computer technology. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-, CSE or pre-Bioprod/Biosys Engr
MATH 2263 - Multivariable Calculus
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2263/2373/2573H/3251
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Derivative as linear map. Differential/integral calculus of functions of several variables, including change of coordinates using Jacobians. Line/surface integrals. Gauss, Green, Stokes Theorems. prereq: [1272 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-
MATS 4214 - Polymers
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01578 - Chem 4214/ChEn 4214/MatS 4214
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Polymer structure-property relations: structure/morphology of crystalline/amorphous state. Crystallization kinetics. Vitrification and glass transition. Mechanical properties, failure, permeability, optical/electrical properties, polymer composites, effect of processing on properties. prereq: [3011, [3001 or CHEN 3101], [upper div MatS or ChEn]] or instr consent
CHEM 4214 - Polymers
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01578
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Structure/morphology of crystalline/amorphous states. Crystallization kinetics. Vitrification, glass transition. Mechanical properties, failure, permeability, optical/electrical properties, polymer composites, effect of processing. prereq: [MATS 3011, [CHEN 3101 or CHEN 4101 or MATS 4001], [upper div MatS or ChEn or CHEM]] or instr consent
CHEN 4214 - Polymers
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01578 - Chem 4214/ChEn 4214/MatS 4214
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Polymer structure-property relations: structure/morphology of crystalline/amorphous states. Crystallization kinetics. Vitrification and the glass transition. Mechanical properties, failure, permeability, optical/electrical properties, polymer composites, effect of processing on properties. prereq: [[MATS 3011, [3101 or MATS 3001], [upper div MatS or ChEn]]] or instr consent
BIOC 3021 - Biochemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00467 - BioC 3021/BioC 3022/BioC 4331/
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamentals of biochemistry. Structure/function of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates. Metabolism/regulation of metabolism. Quantitative treatments of chemical equilibria, enzyme catalysis, and bioenergetics. Chemical basis of genetic information flow. prereq:(BIOL 1009 or BIOL 2003) and (CHEM 2301 or CHEM 2081/2085) or equivalent AND not a CBS student
BMEN 5001 - Advanced Biomaterials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Commonly used biomaterials. Chemical/physical aspects. Practical examples from such areas as cardiovascular/orthopedic applications, drug delivery, and cell encapsulation. Methods used for chemical analysis and for physical characterization of biomaterials. Effect of additives, stabilizers, processing conditions, and sterilization methods. prereq: 3301 or MatS 3011 or grad student or instr consent
CEGE 3402W - Civil Engineering Materials (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts and modeling of behavior mechanisms for civil engineering materials such as concrete, masonry, metals, asphalt, plastics, and wood. Standard specifications for material properties. Techniques for testing. prereq: AEM 3031
CEGE 3501 - Environmental Engineering (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Chem 1022, Phys 1302
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to environmental engineering. Quantitative approach to environmental problems. Scientific background for understanding roles of engineers and scientists. prereq: Chem 1022, Phys 1302
CEGE 3502 - Fluid Mechanics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fluid statics/dynamics. Kinematics of fluid flow, equations of motion, pressure-velocity relationships, viscous effects, boundary layers. Momentum/energy equations. Lift/drag. Flow in pipes and pipe systems. Hydraulic machinery. Fluid measurements. prereq: [AEM 2012 or AEM 3031], Math 2373, CEGE 3101, CEGE 3102
CEGE 4121 - Computer Applications II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced application of computer tools/methods in solving ordinary/partial differential equations from civil engineering problems. Spreadsheet, MatLab programming. Methods may include finite differences, boundary element, finite element, and control volume finite element. prereq: CEGE 3101, MATH 2373 or equivalent, MATH 2374 or equivalent, upper division CSE or instructor consent
CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01741 - Chem 2302/Chem 2304
Prerequisites: Grade of at least C- in 2301
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Reactions, synthesis, and spectroscopic characterization of organic compounds, organic polymers, and biologically important classes of organic compounds such as lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides, proteins, and nucleic acids. prereq: Grade of at least C- in 2301
CHEM 2311 - Organic Lab
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02108 - Chem 2311/Chem 2312H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Lab techniques in synthesis, purification, and characterization of typical organic compounds. prereq: Grade of at least C- in [2302, 2304] or [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 2302, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 2304]
CHEM 4201 - Materials Chemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chem 5201/8201
Typically offered: Every Fall
Crystal systems/unit cells, phase diagrams, defects/interfaces, optical/dielectric properties, electrical/thermal conductivity, X-ray diffraction, thin film analysis, electronic structure, polarons/phonons, solid state chemistry, liquid/molecular crystals, polymers, magnetic/optical materials, porous materials, ceramics, piezoelectric materials, biomedical materials, catalysts. prereq: [[4502 or equiv], 4701] or instr consent
CHEM 4701 - Inorganic Chemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Periodic trends. Structure/bonding in compounds where s and p electrons are important. Descriptive chemistry of solids and transition metal compounds. Transition metal chemistry. Topics in main group and materials chemistry. prereq: [2311 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 2311], [4501 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4501 or 4502 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4502]
CHEN 2001 - Material and Energy Balances
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01506 - ChEn 2001/ChEn 4001
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Description/analysis of chemical engineering systems. Units/dimensions, materials balances on systems with/without chemical reactions, elementary phase equilibria/diagrams, energy balances. Elementary treatment of multistage steady-state equilibrium operations. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in CHEM 2301 or equiv., concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in MATH 2374 or equiv., concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in PHYS 1302 or equiv., CSE student, C- or better in all pre-reqs
CHEN 5771 - Colloids and Dispersions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01472 - ChEn 5771/MatS 5771
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Preparation, stability, coagulation kinetics or colloidal solutions. DLVO theory, electrokinetic phenomena. Properties of micelles, other microstructures. prereq: Physical chemistry
EE 3005 - Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamentals of analog electronics, digital electronics, and power systems. Circuit analysis, electronic devices and applications, digital circuits, microprocessor systems, operational amplifiers, transistor amplifiers, frequency response, magnetically coupled circuits, transformers, steady state power analysis. prereq: Math 2243, Phys 1302; not for EE majors
EE 3006 - Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Lab to accompany 3005. prereq: Concurrent enrollment in 3005 is allowed but not required
EE 3161 - Semiconductor Devices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Elementary semiconductor physics; physical description of pn junction diodes, bipolar junction transistors, field-effect transistors. prereq: Upper div CSE, 2011, Phys 1302, Phys 2303 or Chem 1022
EE 5171 - Microelectronic Fabrication
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fabrication of microelectronic devices. Silicon integrated circuits, GaAs devices. Lithography, oxidation, diffusion. Process integration of various technologies, including CMOS, double poly bipolar, and GaAs MESFET. prereq: CSE grad student or dept consent
EE 5173 - Basic Microelectronics Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students fabricate a polysilicon gate, single-layer metal, NMOS chip, performing 80 percent of processing, including photolithography, diffusion, oxidation, and etching. In-process measurement results are compared with final electrical test results. Simple circuits are used to estimate technology performance. prereq: [[5171 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 5171], CSE grad student] or dept consent
EE 5657 - Physical Principles of Thin Film Technology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fabrication, characterization, and application of thin film and nanostructured materials and devices. Focuses on vacuum deposition. Materials science. Hands-on, team-based labs.
IE 3521 - Statistics, Quality, and Reliability
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Random variables/probability distributions, statistical sampling/measurement, statistical inferencing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, single/multivariate regression, design of experiments, statistical quality control, quality management, reliability, maintainability. prereq: MATH 1372 or equiv
IE 5441 - Financial Decision Making
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cash flow streams, interest rates, fixed income securities. Evaluating investment alternatives, capital budgeting, dynamic cash flow process. Mean-variance portfolio selection, Capital Asset Pricing Model, utility maximization, risk aversion. Derivative securities, asset dynamics, basic option pricing theory. prereq: CSE upper div or grad student
IE 5541 - Project Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01916
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to engineering project management. Analytical methods of selecting, organizing, budgeting, scheduling, and controlling projects, including risk management, team leadership, and program management. prereq: Upper div or grad student
MATH 4242 - Applied Linear Algebra
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01212 - Math 4242/Math 4457
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Systems of linear equations, vector spaces, subspaces, bases, linear transformations, matrices, determinants, eigenvalues, canonical forms, quadratic forms, applications. prereq: 2243 or 2373 or 2573
MATH 4428 - Mathematical Modeling
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Modeling techniques for analysis/decision-making in industry. Optimization (sensitivity analysis, Lagrange multipliers, linear programming). Dynamical modeling (steady-states, stability analysis, eigenvalue methods, phase portraits, simulation). Probabilistic methods (probability/statistical models, Markov chains, linear regression, simulation). prereq: 2243 or 2373 or 2573
MATH 4512 - Differential Equations with Applications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Laplace transforms, series solutions, systems, numerical methods, plane autonomous systems, stability. prereq: 2243 or 2373 or 2573
MATH 4567 - Applied Fourier Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fourier series, integral/transform. Convergence. Fourier series, transform in complex form. Solution of wave, heat, Laplace equations by separation of variables. Sturm-Liouville systems, finite Fourier, fast Fourier transform. Applications. Other topics as time permits. prereq: 2243 or 2373 or 2573
MATH 5485 - Introduction to Numerical Methods I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Solution of nonlinear equations in one variable. Interpolation, polynomial approximation. Methods for solving linear systems, eigenvalue problems, systems of nonlinear equations. prereq: [2243 or 2373 or 2573], familiarity with some programming language
MATS 4223W - Polymer Laboratory (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chem/MatS 5223W
Typically offered: Every Spring
Synthesis, characterization, and physical properties of polymers. Free radical, condensation, emulsion, anionic polymerization. Infrared spectroscopy/gel permeation chromatography. Viscoelasticity, rubber elasticity, crystallization. prereq: 4214 or CHEM 4214 or CHEM 4221 or MATS 4214 or instr consent
MATS 4511W - Corrosion and Electrochemistry of Corrosion (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Electrochemical thermodynamics, electrochemical kinetics, theory of aqueous corrosion, theory of high temperature oxidation; specific topics include general corrosion, passivation, pitting, galvanic protection/corrosion, environmental degradation of mechanical properties, corrosion of electronic components, growth of oxide scales by diffusion, materials selection and design. Computers used to collect lab data. prereq: MatS 3011 or instr consent, upper div CSE or grad
MATS 4512 - Corrosion and Electrochemistry of Corrosion
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Electrochemical thermodynamics, electrochemical kinetics, theory of aqueous corrosion, theory of high temperature oxidation; specific topics include general corrosion, passivation, pitting, galvanic protection/corrosion, environmental degradation of mechanical properties, corrosion of electronic components, growth of oxide scales by diffusion, materials selection and design. Computers used to collect lab data. prereq: MatS 3011 or instr consent, upper div CSE or grad
MATS 4594 - Directed Research in Materials Science
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Research studies of scientific or engineering topics in materials science for an individual or small group of students. Course content and credits by arrangement with professor. Design credits available if arranged with professor. May be used for upper division Honors Program experience if arranged with professor. prereq: Upper div mat sci
MATS 5517 - Electron Microscopy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Transmission electron microscope, scattering and diffraction, electron sources, lenses, apertures and resolution, specimen preparation, diffraction patterns, kikuchi diffraction, planar defects, strain fields, high resolution imaging, X-ray spectrometry.
PHYS 4001 - Analytical Mechanics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analytic Newtonian mechanics. Mathematics beyond prerequisites developed as required. prereq: [2303 or 2601 or Chem 3501 or Chem 3502], two sems soph math
PHYS 4002 - Electricity and Magnetism
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Classical theory of electromagnetic fields using vector algebra and vector calculus. prereq: [2303 or 2601 or Chem 3501 or Chem 3502], two sems soph math
PHYS 4911 - Introduction to Biopolymer Physics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00744 - Phys 4911/5081
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to biological and soft condensed matter physics. Emphasizes physical ideas necessary to understand behavior of macromolecules and other biological materials. Elements of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics are presented as needed. prereq: [2303, 2403H, 2503] or Chem 3501 or instr consent
PHYS 5701 - Solid-State Physics for Engineers and Scientists
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Crystal structure and binding; diffraction; phonons; thermal and dielectric properties of insulators; free electron model; band structure; semiconductors. prereq: Grad or advanced undergrad in physics or engineering or the sciences
STAT 3022 - Data Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical survey of applied statistical inference/computing covering widely used statistical tools. Multiple regression, variance analysis, experiment design, nonparametric methods, model checking/selection, variable transformation, categorical data analysis, logistic regression. prereq: 3011 or 3021 or SOC 3811
STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: (Select a set)
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Standard statistical reasoning. Simple statistical methods. Social/physical sciences. Mathematical reasoning behind facts in daily news. Basic computing environment.
STAT 3021 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This is an introductory course in statistics whose primary objectives are to teach students the theory of elementary probability theory and an introduction to the elements of statistical inference, including testing, estimation, and confidence statements. prereq: Math 1272
MATS 5531 - Electrochemical Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ChEn/MatS 5531
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Fundamentals of electrochemical engineering. Topics include electrochemical mass transfer electrokinetics, thermodynamics of cells, modern sensors, formation of thin films and microstructured materials. Computer-based problems will be assigned. prereq: MatS 3011 or instr consent, upper div CSE or grad
CHEN 5531 - Electrochemical Engineering and Renewable Energy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ChEn/MatS 5531
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamentals of electrochemical engineering. Electrochemical mass transfer electrokinetics, thermodynamics of electrochemical cells, modern sensors. Formation of thin films and microstructured materials. Computer-based problems. prereq: [MATS 3011 or instr consent], [upper div CSE or grad student]
MATS 3851W - Materials Properties Lab (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Characterization of properties of engineering materials. Mechanical, electrical, optical, magnetic, and thermal properties. Relationship between properties and materials structure. Specimen preparation. Data collection and analysis, including statistical analysis. Laboratory notebook and report writing. prereq: [3801, 3013, MatS upper div] or dept consent
MATS 4301W - Materials Processing (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Casting, solidification and plastic forming of metals. Powder processing, forming operations, sintering of ceramics. Processing of thermoplastic/thermoset polymers. Computer applications of data collection/reduction. prereq: 4212, [4214 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4214] Upper Div MatS