MatSE Graduate Courses

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.


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 404 AD Materials Laboratories
MSE 404 ELA Materials Laboratories Website
MSE 404 LD Materials Laboratories
MSE 404 MIC Materials Laboratories
MSE 404 MP Materials Laboratories
MSE 404 NP Materials Laboratories
MSE 404 PC Materials Laboratories
MSE 404 PLA Materials Laboratories
MSE 404 PS Materials Laboratories
MSE 404 TE Materials Laboratories
MSE 404 TM Materials Laboratories
MSE 405 Microstructure Determination Credit in MSE 201
Credit in PHYS 214
Credit in MATH 285
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 450 Polymer Science & Engineering
MSE 453 Plastics Engineering
MSE 455 Macromolecular Solids
MSE 456 Mechanics of Composites Website
MSE 457 Polymer Chemistry
MSE 458 Polymer Physics
MSE 460 Electronic Materials I Credit in ECE 340
Credit in MSE 304
MSE 461 Electronic Materials II
MSE 464 Magnetic Mat'ls & Applications
MSE 466 Electrochem Energy Conversion
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
MSE 474 Biomaterials and Nanomedicine
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 Website
MSE 489 Matl Select for Sustainability
MSE 492 Lab Safety Fundamentals
MSE 494 Materials Design Thinking
MSE 495 Materials Design
MSE 498 Special Topics Website
MSE 498 MAS Special Topics Website
MSE 500 Statistical Thermodyn of Matls
MSE 501 Kinetic Processes in Materials Website
MSE 522 Solid State Ionics
MSE 529 Hard Materials Seminar
MSE 552 Transport in Polymers
MSE 559 Soft Materials Seminar Website
MSE 580 Diffraction Physics of Matls Website
MSE 581 Advanced Electron Microscopy
MSE 582 Surface Physics Website
MSE 583 Dynamics of Complex Fluids
MSE 584 Point and Line Defects
MSE 590 Research Seminars Website
MSE 590 DMS Digi-Mat Prof. Dev. Seminar
MSE 595 Materials Colloquium
MSE 598 Special Topics
MSE 598 CS Special Topics
MSE 598 DM Special Topics

MatSE Graduate Programs Office

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

Ashley Phillips Smith
Assistant Director of Graduate Programs 
1304 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
P: (217) 300-6668

Katie M. Burke
Graduate Programs Coordinator
1304 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
P: (217) 244-1379