Materials Science & Engineering (MSE)Engineering

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MSE 1110

Nanotechnology has been enabling the Information Revolution with the development of even faster and more powerful devices for manipulation, storing, and transmitting information. In this hands-on course ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGRI 1110

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11495MSE 1110  LEC 001

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MSE 1190

Biomaterials are at the intersection of biology and engineering. This course explores natural structural materials in the human body, their properties and microstructure, and their synthetic and semi-synthetic ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGRI 1190

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11496MSE 1190  LEC 001

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MSE 1900

This course is intended for an individual student, or small group of students, to pursue a particular project, analytical investigation, or experimental investigation outside of regular courses. The course ... view course details

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  • 12932MSE 1900  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Thompson, M

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MSE 2610

Examines the mechanical properties of materials (e.g., strength, stiffness, toughness, ductility) and their physical origins. Topics include the relationship of elastic, plastic, and fracture behavior ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: ENGRD 2610

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11292MSE 2610  LEC 001

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  • 11293MSE 2610  LAB 401

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  • 11294MSE 2610  LAB 402

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  • 11295MSE 2610  LAB 403

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MSE 2910

Supervised independent research project in association with faculty members and faculty research groups of the department. Students design experiments, set up the necessary equipment, and evaluate the ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11513MSE 2910  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Dieckmann, R

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MSE 3010

Provides a molecular understanding of materials properties: quantum chemistry, symmetry aspects of chemical bonding, solid state reactions, and electrochemistry. Materials include polymers, organic ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MSE 5810

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11506MSE 3010  LEC 001

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  • 16911MSE 3010  DIS 201

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MSE 3030

Introduces the three laws of thermodynamics as the fundamental basis for thermal and chemical equilibrium, coupled with statistical mechanical interpretations for entropy and specific heat capacities. ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MSE 5830

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 11501MSE 3030  LEC 001

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  • 11502MSE 3030  DIS 201

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  • 13301MSE 3030  DIS 202

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    • Thompson, M

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MSE 3070

Introduces design in the context of real-world materials challenges as explored through reverse engineering. Students examine the materials, design, and cost constraints of a variety of technological products ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 11184MSE 3070  LEC 001

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MSE 3110

Practical laboratory covering the analysis and characterization of materials and processing. Labs are based on materials from courses in chemistry of materials and thermodynamics of condensed systems. view course details

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 11185MSE 3110  LAB 401

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 11186MSE 3110  LAB 402

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 12307MSE 3110  LAB 403

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MSE 3910

Supervised independent research project in association with faculty members and faculty research groups of the department. Students design experiments, set up the necessary equipment, and evaluate the ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 12892MSE 3910  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Dieckmann, R

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MSE 4020

Relationship between microscopic mechanisms and macroscopic mechanical behavior of engineering materials, how mechanical properties can be modified, and criteria for selection and use of materials in design. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: MAE 3120MSE 5820

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 11503MSE 4020  LEC 001

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MSE 4030

Laboratory course with limited lectures. Topics include the acquisition, analysis, and presentation of data; errors; experimental design; and technical writing. Emphasis is on practical laboratory skills, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 11187MSE 4030  LAB 401

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  • Alternative hours can be arranged with permission of instructor.

MSE 4050

Proposals for thesis topics should be approved by the supervising faculty member before beginning the senior year. Approved thesis topics normally involve original experimental research in direct collaboration ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11508MSE 4050  LEC 001

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  • Year long course (fall and spring semesters). Alternative hours can be arranged.

MSE 4070

Introduces materials design in the context of real-world materials design projects carried out in industry. In the first portion of the course, the process of engineering design is studied in light of ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 11300MSE 4070  LEC 001

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MSE 4900

This course is intended for an individual student, or small group of students, to pursue a particular project, analytical investigation, or experimental investigation outside of regular courses. The course ... view course details

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  • 12308MSE 4900  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Thompson, M

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MSE 4910

Supervised independent research project in association with faculty members and faculty research groups of the department. Students design experiments, set up the necessary equipment, and evaluate the ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11514MSE 4910  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Dieckmann, R

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MSE 4950

Gives credit to students who help in the laboratory portions of select MSE courses. The number of credits earned is determined by the teaching load and is typically 1-3. view course details

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  • 11512MSE 4950  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Thompson, M

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MSE 5010

Master of Engineering research project. view course details

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  • 12 Credits Multi-Term

  • 11515MSE 5010  IND 601

    • TBA
    • van Dover, R

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MSE 5020

Master of Engineering research project. view course details

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  • 12 Credits Graded

  • 11529MSE 5020  IND 601

    • TBA
    • van Dover, R

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MSE 5210

Synthetic and natural polymers for engineering applications. Production and characterization of long-chain molecules. Thermodynamics of polymer mixtures. Polymer molecular weight. Gelation and networks, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16250MSE 5210  LEC 001

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MSE 5430

Provides fundamental information on the deposition, properties, reaction, and evaluation of thin films. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16252MSE 5430  LEC 001

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MSE 5630

Upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level course that covers the basis of biology and the principles and practice of microfabrication techniques. Course lectures are largely from guest faculty with ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AEP 6630BME 6670

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 12330MSE 5630  LEC 001

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MSE 5710

Covers techniques used to determine the composition and structure of materials, both synthetic and biological. view course details

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  •   Combined with: BME 5710

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16255MSE 5710  LEC 001

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MSE 5810

Provides a molecular understanding of materials properties: quantum chemistry, symmetry aspects of chemical bonding, solid state reactions, and electrochemistry. Materials include polymers, organic ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MSE 3010

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11507MSE 5810  LEC 001

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  • 16924MSE 5810  DIS 201

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MSE 5820

Relationship between microscopic mechanisms and macroscopic mechanical behavior of engineering materials, how mechanical properties can be modified, and criteria for selection and use of materials in design. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: MAE 3120MSE 4020

  • 3-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 11505MSE 5820  LEC 001

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MSE 5830

Introduces the three laws of thermodynamics as the fundamental basis for thermal and chemical equilibrium, coupled with statistical mechanical interpretations for entropy and specific heat capacities. ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MSE 3030

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 11302MSE 5830  LEC 001

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  • 11303MSE 5830  DIS 201

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  • 13302MSE 5830  DIS 202

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    • Thompson, M

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MSE 5880

This course covers nanoparticles from synthesis to characterization to applications in advanced technologies. It is an applied course intended to provide an overview of advanced nanoparticle topics and ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16253MSE 5880  LEC 001

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MSE 6030

Basic statistical thermodynamics, partition functions and thermodynamic state functions, distributions, laws of thermodynamics, free-energy functions and conditions of equilibrium, chemical reactions, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16596MSE 6030  LEC 001

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MSE 6210

Chem 6070 is a one semester introductory course on the chemistry and physics of nanoscale materials. The main goal of CHEM 6070 is to provide a solid background (both to experimentalists and theorists) ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: CHEM 6070

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 13110MSE 6210  LEC 001

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MSE 8000

Independent research in materials science under the guidance of a member of the staff. view course details

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  • 1-12 Credits Graded

  • 11311MSE 8000  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Staff

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MSE 8010

Lectures by visiting scientists, Cornell staff members, and graduate students on subjects of interest in materials sciences, especially in connection with new research. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Graded

  • 11312MSE 8010  SEM 101

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  • Enrollment limited to: MSE MS/PHD students only.

MSE 8020

Short presentations on research in progress by students and staff. view course details

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 11313MSE 8020  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Staff

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