Undergraduate 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, and 400-level seniors and graduate students.

UI Courses, Schedules and Requirements
MatSE Timetable: Spring 2022
Course Objectives and Outcomes

Courses

Number Title Prerequisites
MSE 183 Introductory MatSE Laboratory Credit in MSE 182 Website
MSE 199 Undergraduate Open Seminar
MSE 206 Mechanics for MatSE Credit or concurrent registration in MATH 225 or MATH 257 or MATH 415
Credit in MATH 241
Credit in PHYS 211
Credit or concurrent registration in CS 101 or CS 124 or CS 125
Credit or concurrent registration in MSE 201
Website
MSE 280 Engineering Materials Credit in CHEM 102
Credit in PHYS 211
Website
MSE 304 Electronic Properties of Matls Credit in PHYS 214
MSE 308 Materials Laboratory II Credit or concurrent registration in MSE 307
Credit or concurrent registration in MSE 406
MSE 395 Materials Design
MSE 396 Introduction to Research
MSE 402 Kinetic Processes in Materials Credit in MSE 201
Credit in MSE 401
Website
MSE 404 Laboratory Studies in Materials Science and Engineering Credit in MSE 307
Credit in MSE 308
MSE 404 PLA Modeling Plasticity Website
MSE 405 Microstructure Determination Credit in MSE 201
Credit in PHYS 214
Credit in MATH 285
Website
MSE 420 Ceramic Materials & Properties
MSE 422 Electrical Ceramics Website
MSE 441 Metals Processing
MSE 450 Polymer Science & Engineering Website
MSE 455 Macromolecular Solids Website
MSE 456 Mechanics of Composites
MSE 458 Polymer Physics
MSE 460 Electronic Materials I Credit in ECE 340
Credit in MSE 304
Website
MSE 466 Materials in Electrochem Syst Website
MSE 473 Biomolecular Materials Science Website
MSE 474 Biomaterials and Nanomedicine Website
MSE 487 Materials for Nanotechnology
MSE 492 Lab Safety Fundamentals Website
MSE 498 Modern Methods in Mat'ls Chara
MSE 498 MAS Modern Methods in Mat'ls Chara Website
Number Title Prerequisites
MSE 101 Materials in Today's World
MSE 182 Introduction to MatSE Website
MSE 199 Undergraduate Open Seminar
MSE 201 Phases and Phase Relations Credit in MSE 182
Credit or concurrent registration in CHEM 104
Credit or concurrent registration in MATH 231
Credit or concurrent registration in PHYS 211
Website
MSE 280 Engineering Materials Credit in CHEM 102
Credit in PHYS 211
Website
MSE 307 Materials Laboratory I Credit or concurrent registration in MSE 401
Credit or concurrent registration in MSE 201
Website
MSE 396 Introduction to Research
MSE 398 Materials Design Thinking
MSE 401 Thermodynamics of Materials Credit in MSE 201 or MSE 280
Credit or concurrent registration in MATH 285
Website
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 MIC Computational MSE- Microscale 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
Website
MSE 421 Ceramic Processing Credit in MSE 420
MSE 440 Mechanical Behavior of Metals Credit in MSE 406 Website
MSE 443 Design of Engineering Alloys Credit in MSE 401
Credit in MSE 402
Website
MSE 457 Polymer Chemistry Website
MSE 464 Magnetic Mat'ls & Applications Website
MSE 470 Design and Use of Biomaterials Credit or concurrent registration in MCB 252
Credit or concurrent registration in CHEM 232 or MSE 403
Website
MSE 480 Surfaces and Colloids Website
MSE 485 Atomic Scale Simulations Website
MSE 488 Optical Materials
MSE 489 Matl Select for Sustainability Website
MSE 492 Lab Safety Fundamentals Website
Number Title Prerequisites
MSE 101 Materials in Today's World
MSE 182 Introduction to MatSE Website
MSE 183 Introductory MatSE Laboratory Credit in MSE 182 Website
MSE 199 Undergraduate Open Seminar
MSE 201 Phases and Phase Relations Credit in MSE 182
Credit or concurrent registration in CHEM 104
Credit or concurrent registration in MATH 231
Credit or concurrent registration in PHYS 211
Website
MSE 206 Mechanics for MatSE Credit or concurrent registration in MATH 225 or MATH 257 or MATH 415
Credit in MATH 241
Credit in PHYS 211
Credit or concurrent registration in CS 101 or CS 124 or CS 125
Credit or concurrent registration in MSE 201
Website
MSE 280 Engineering Materials Credit in CHEM 102
Credit in PHYS 211
Website
MSE 304 Electronic Properties of Matls Credit in PHYS 214
MSE 307 Materials Laboratory I Credit or concurrent registration in MSE 401
Credit or concurrent registration in MSE 201
Website
MSE 308 Materials Laboratory II Credit or concurrent registration in MSE 307
Credit or concurrent registration in MSE 406
MSE 395 Materials Design
MSE 396 Introduction to Research
MSE 398 Materials Design Thinking
MSE 401 Thermodynamics of Materials Credit in MSE 201 or MSE 280
Credit or concurrent registration in MATH 285
Website
MSE 402 Kinetic Processes in Materials Credit in MSE 201
Credit in MSE 401
Website
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 Website
MSE 404 MP Materials Laboratories
MSE 404 NP Materials Laboratories
MSE 404 PC Materials Laboratories
MSE 404 PLA Materials Laboratories Website
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
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
Website
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 Website
MSE 441 Metals Processing
MSE 443 Design of Engineering Alloys Credit in MSE 401
Credit in MSE 402
Website
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 Website
MSE 458 Polymer Physics
MSE 460 Electronic Materials I Credit in ECE 340
Credit in MSE 304
Website
MSE 461 Electronic Materials II Website
MSE 464 Magnetic Mat'ls & Applications Website
MSE 466 Materials in Electrochem Syst Website
MSE 470 Design and Use of Biomaterials Credit or concurrent registration in MCB 252
Credit or concurrent registration in CHEM 232 or MSE 403
Website
MSE 473 Biomolecular Materials Science Website
MSE 474 Biomaterials and Nanomedicine Website
MSE 480 Surfaces and Colloids Website
MSE 481 Electron Microscopy Website
MSE 484 Composite Materials
MSE 485 Atomic Scale Simulations Website
MSE 487 Materials for Nanotechnology
MSE 488 Optical Materials
MSE 489 Matl Select for Sustainability Website
MSE 492 Lab Safety Fundamentals Website
MSE 498 Special Topics
MSE 498 MAS Special Topics Website