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The following courses are currently offered by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Courses at the 100-level are intended for freshmen, 200-level sophomores, 300-level juniors, 400-level seniors and graduate students, and 500-level graduate students.

Courses

Number Title Prerequisites
MSE 498 Modern Methods in Materials Characterization
Number Title Prerequisites
MSE 401 Thermodynamics of Materials Credit in MSE 201 or MSE 280
Credit or concurrent registration in MATH 285
MSE 402 Kinetic Processes in Materials Credit in MSE 201
Credit in MSE 401
MSE 403 Synthesis of Materials Credit in MSE 201
Concurrent registration in MSE 401
MSE 404 Laboratory Studies in Materials Science and Engineering Credit in MSE 307
Credit in MSE 308
MSE 405 Microstructure Determination Credit in MSE 201
Credit in PHYS 214
Credit in MATH 285
Website
MSE 406 Thermal-Mech Behavior of Matls Credit or concurrent registration in MSE 401
Credit in MSE 206
Credit or concurrent registration in MSE 201
MSE 420 Ceramic Materials & Properties
MSE 421 Ceramic Processing Credit in MSE 420
MSE 422 Electrical Ceramics Website
MSE 440 Mechanical Behavior of Metals Credit in MSE 406
MSE 441 Metals Processing
MSE 443 Design of Engineering Alloys Credit in MSE 401
Credit in MSE 402
MSE 445 Corrosion of Metals
MSE 450 Polymer Science & Engineering Website
MSE 453 Plastics Engineering
MSE 455 Macromolecular Solids Website
MSE 456 Mechanics of Composites
MSE 457 Polymer Chemistry
MSE 458 Polymer Physics Website
MSE 460 Electronic Materials I Credit in ECE 340
Credit in MSE 304
Website
MSE 461 Electronic Materials II
MSE 466 Materials in Electrochem Syst
MSE 470 Design and Use of Biomaterials Credit or concurrent registration in MCB 252
Credit or concurrent registration in CHEM 232 or MSE 403
MSE 473 Biomolecular Materials Science Website
MSE 474 Biomaterials and Nanomedicine Website
MSE 480 Surfaces and Colloids
MSE 481 Electron Microscopy Website
MSE 485 Atomic Scale Simulations
MSE 487 Materials for Nanotechnology Website
MSE 488 Optical Materials
MSE 489 Matl Select for Sustainability
MSE 492 Lab Safety Fundamentals Website
MSE 498 Modern Methods in Materials Characterization
MSE 500 Statistical Thermodyn of Matls
MSE 529 Hard Materials Seminar Website
MSE 559 Soft Materials Seminar
MSE 565 Thin Film Materials
MSE 580 Diffraction Physics of Matls
MSE 581 Advanced Electron Microscopy
MSE 582 Surface Physics Website
MSE 583 Dynamics of Complex Fluids Website
MSE 584 Point and Line Defects
MSE 595 Materials Colloquium
MSE 598 Special Topics
MSE 598 DM Special Topics Website
MSE 401 Thermodynamics of Materials Credit in MSE 201 or MSE 280
Credit or concurrent registration in MATH 285
MSE 402 Kinetic Processes in Materials Credit in MSE 201
Credit in MSE 401
MSE 403 Synthesis of Materials Credit in MSE 201
Concurrent registration in MSE 401
MSE 404 Laboratory Studies in Materials Science and Engineering Credit in MSE 307
Credit in MSE 308
MSE 405 Microstructure Determination Credit in MSE 201
Credit in PHYS 214
Credit in MATH 285
Website
MSE 406 Thermal-Mech Behavior of Matls Credit or concurrent registration in MSE 401
Credit in MSE 206
Credit or concurrent registration in MSE 201
MSE 420 Ceramic Materials & Properties
MSE 421 Ceramic Processing Credit in MSE 420
MSE 422 Electrical Ceramics Website
MSE 440 Mechanical Behavior of Metals Credit in MSE 406
MSE 441 Metals Processing
MSE 443 Design of Engineering Alloys Credit in MSE 401
Credit in MSE 402
MSE 445 Corrosion of Metals
MSE 450 Polymer Science & Engineering Website
MSE 453 Plastics Engineering
MSE 455 Macromolecular Solids Website
MSE 456 Mechanics of Composites
MSE 457 Polymer Chemistry
MSE 458 Polymer Physics Website
MSE 460 Electronic Materials I Credit in ECE 340
Credit in MSE 304
Website
MSE 461 Electronic Materials II
MSE 466 Materials in Electrochem Syst
MSE 470 Design and Use of Biomaterials Credit or concurrent registration in MCB 252
Credit or concurrent registration in CHEM 232 or MSE 403
MSE 473 Biomolecular Materials Science Website
MSE 474 Biomaterials and Nanomedicine Website
MSE 480 Surfaces and Colloids
MSE 481 Electron Microscopy Website
MSE 485 Atomic Scale Simulations
MSE 487 Materials for Nanotechnology Website
MSE 488 Optical Materials
MSE 489 Matl Select for Sustainability
MSE 492 Lab Safety Fundamentals Website
MSE 498 Modern Methods in Materials Characterization
MSE 500 Statistical Thermodyn of Matls
MSE 529 Hard Materials Seminar Website
MSE 559 Soft Materials Seminar
MSE 565 Thin Film Materials
MSE 580 Diffraction Physics of Matls
MSE 581 Advanced Electron Microscopy
MSE 582 Surface Physics Website
MSE 583 Dynamics of Complex Fluids Website
MSE 584 Point and Line Defects
MSE 595 Materials Colloquium
MSE 598 Special Topics
MSE 598 DM Special Topics Website
MSE 401 Thermodynamics of Materials Credit in MSE 201 or MSE 280
Credit or concurrent registration in MATH 285
MSE 402 Kinetic Processes in Materials Credit in MSE 201
Credit in MSE 401
MSE 403 Synthesis of Materials Credit in MSE 201
Concurrent registration in MSE 401
MSE 404 Laboratory Studies in Materials Science and Engineering Credit in MSE 307
Credit in MSE 308
MSE 405 Microstructure Determination Credit in MSE 201
Credit in PHYS 214
Credit in MATH 285
Website
MSE 406 Thermal-Mech Behavior of Matls Credit or concurrent registration in MSE 401
Credit in MSE 206
Credit or concurrent registration in MSE 201
MSE 420 Ceramic Materials & Properties
MSE 421 Ceramic Processing Credit in MSE 420
MSE 422 Electrical Ceramics Website
MSE 440 Mechanical Behavior of Metals Credit in MSE 406
MSE 441 Metals Processing
MSE 443 Design of Engineering Alloys Credit in MSE 401
Credit in MSE 402
MSE 445 Corrosion of Metals
MSE 450 Polymer Science & Engineering Website
MSE 453 Plastics Engineering
MSE 455 Macromolecular Solids Website
MSE 456 Mechanics of Composites
MSE 457 Polymer Chemistry
MSE 458 Polymer Physics Website
MSE 460 Electronic Materials I Credit in ECE 340
Credit in MSE 304
Website
MSE 461 Electronic Materials II
MSE 466 Materials in Electrochem Syst
MSE 470 Design and Use of Biomaterials Credit or concurrent registration in MCB 252
Credit or concurrent registration in CHEM 232 or MSE 403
MSE 473 Biomolecular Materials Science Website
MSE 474 Biomaterials and Nanomedicine Website
MSE 480 Surfaces and Colloids
MSE 481 Electron Microscopy Website
MSE 485 Atomic Scale Simulations
MSE 487 Materials for Nanotechnology Website
MSE 488 Optical Materials
MSE 489 Matl Select for Sustainability
MSE 492 Lab Safety Fundamentals Website
MSE 498 Modern Methods in Materials Characterization
MSE 500 Statistical Thermodyn of Matls
MSE 529 Hard Materials Seminar Website
MSE 559 Soft Materials Seminar
MSE 565 Thin Film Materials
MSE 580 Diffraction Physics of Matls
MSE 581 Advanced Electron Microscopy
MSE 582 Surface Physics Website
MSE 583 Dynamics of Complex Fluids Website
MSE 584 Point and Line Defects
MSE 595 Materials Colloquium
MSE 598 Special Topics
MSE 598 DM Special Topics Website

MatSE Graduate Programs Office

Graduate Programs Office
201 MSEB
1304 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

matse-grad@illinois.edu

Ashley Phillips Smith
Graduate Program Coordinator
201 MSEB
1304 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
P: (217) 300-6668

aphilli5@illinois.edu