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

  • 11740MSE 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

  • 11741MSE 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

  • 13070MSE 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

  • 11542MSE 2610  LEC 001

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  • 11543MSE 2610  LAB 401

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  • 11544MSE 2610  LAB 402

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  • 11545MSE 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

  • 11758MSE 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

  • 11751MSE 3010  LEC 001

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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.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 11746MSE 3030  LEC 001

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  • 11747MSE 3030  DIS 201

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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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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11436MSE 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

  • 11437MSE 3110  LAB 401

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 11438MSE 3110  LAB 402

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 12495MSE 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

  • 13037MSE 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

  • 11748MSE 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

  • 11439MSE 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

  • 11753MSE 4050  LEC 001

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

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

  • 12496MSE 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

  • 11759MSE 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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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  • 11757MSE 4950  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Thompson, M

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MSE 5010

Master of Engineering research project. view course details

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  • 1-8 Credits Graded

  • 11760MSE 5010  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Nucci, J

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MSE 5020

Master of Engineering research project. view course details

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  • 1-8 Credits Graded

  • 11774MSE 5020  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Nucci, J

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MSE 5070

This course emphasizes entrepreneurial driven technology designs (forward engineering) by integrating mechanical, chemical, and materials engineering through the understanding of early stage product development ... view course details

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  • 17999MSE 5070  LEC 001

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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

  • 13370MSE 5210  LEC 001

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MSE 5420

Flexible electronics holds the promise of transformative developments in: (1) flat panel lighting (low cost, low energy), (2) energy production systems (solar), and (3) infrastructure control and monitoring ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17391MSE 5420  LEC 101

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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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  •   Combined with: ECE 4590

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18608MSE 5430  LEC 001

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MSE 5462

This course explores the intersection between electronic devices and materials science.  The goal is to produce engineers with the ability to apply the latest discoveries in material science to the changing ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: ECE 4580

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18598MSE 5462  LEC 001

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  • 18599MSE 5462  LAB 401

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    • Spencer, M

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MSE 5472

Charge, heat, and spin transport in semiconductors, 2D crystals, and correlated oxides. Electronic gain and speed and its link to transport. Rigorous quantum transport in semiconductors, ballistic transport, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ECE 5390

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18434MSE 5472  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

  • 12518MSE 5630  LEC 001

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MSE 5720

An introduction to state-of-the-art computational methods in materials research with emphasis on the atomic and nano scales and hands-on modeling using PCs and supercomputers. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17394MSE 5720  LEC 001

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MSE 5740

This course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding on the role of electrochemistry in materials processing and energy storage. Topics include fundamental electrochemical equilibria and kinetics, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17389MSE 5740  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

  • 11752MSE 5810  LEC 001

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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

  • 11750MSE 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.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 11552MSE 5830  LEC 001

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MSE 5998

Off-campus internship with industry in which a student gains knowledge and experience in the field of materials science. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 17668MSE 5998  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Thompson, M

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MSE 6060

This course provides an advanced understanding of the atomic structure of materials and how this structure is determined (characterization methods). Descriptions of structure in crystals, liquid, and amorphous ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17397MSE 6060  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

  • 11560MSE 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

  • 11561MSE 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

  • 11562MSE 8020  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Staff

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