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

MSE 1190

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

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    Combined with: ENGRI 1190

  • 3 Credits Graded

MSE 2610

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

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

  • 3 Credits Graded

MSE 2900

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  • 18622MSE 2900  IND 601

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    • Xing, H

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

MSE 3010

Provides a molecular understanding of materials properties: introductory quantum chemistry, basic organic chemistry, non-covalent interactions, electrochemistry and surfaces and interfaces. Materials addressed ... view course details

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

  • 3 Credits Graded

MSE 3030

Introduces the three laws of thermodynamics as the fundamental basis for thermal and chemical equilibrium, coupled with statistical mechanical interpretations for entropy.  Applies these principles to ... view course details

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

MSE 3110

Practical laboratory covering the characterization of materials, analysis of data, and presentation of results. Labs are based on concepts from the chemistry of materials (MSE 3010) and thermodynamics ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Graded

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  • 2 Credits Graded

MSE 3111

Course introduces students to technical and professional skills in the context of materials science and engineering. Skills include technical writing (primary), working in teams, and searching scientific ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

MSE 3900

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  • 18623MSE 3900  IND 601

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    • Xing, H

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

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

MSE 4030

Experiential learning course in which students participate in eitber a faculty or industry led, semester-long, team research project. Teams of three or four students research a topic, define research questions, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

MSE 4050

First semester of a two-semester thesis course involving research in faculty laboratories. Students work alongside faculty, postdocs, and graduate students to conduct original materials research over both ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11102MSE 4050  LEC 001

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

MSE 4330

Concerned with materials and technologies related to energy production, storage, and conversion as well as to sensors used for monitoring the emission of pollutants. view course details

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    Combined with: MSE 5330

  • 3 Credits Graded

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

  • 11790MSE 4900  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Xing, H

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

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

  • 11106MSE 4950  IND 601

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    • Xing, H

MSE 5010

Master of Engineering research project. view course details

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  • 1-8 Credits Graded

MSE 5020

Master of Engineering research project. view course details

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  • 1-8 Credits Graded

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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    Combined with: CHEME 5730MAE 4351

  • 4 Credits Graded

MSE 5210

Course provides a general introduction to this diverse field including synthetic and natural polymers for engineering applications. Covers structure, order, and dynamics intergrating aspects of chemistry, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

MSE 5320

Course develops a foundational understanding of the glassy state and nature of the glass transition. Introduces phenomenology, chemistry and structure of key oxide glass families, with an emphasis on silicate ... view course details

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    Combined with: CHEME 5320

  • 3 Credits Graded

MSE 5330

Concerned with materials and technologies related to energy production, storage, and conversion as well as to sensors used for monitoring the emission of pollutants. view course details

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    Combined with: MSE 4330

  • 3 Credits Graded

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

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

MSE 5710

Covers techniques used to determine the composition and structure of materials, both synthetic and biological. The aim is a level of understanding that allows students to choose suitable methods, to appreciate ... view course details

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    Combined with: BME 5710

  • 3 Credits Graded

MSE 5715

An introduction to quantum mechanics at a level suitable for advanced undergraduates and MS/PhD students. This course will focus on both fundamental aspects of quantum mechanics, and its applications in ... view course details

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    Combined with: ECE 4060

  • 3 Credits Graded

MSE 5730

Statistical analysis of experimental data and processes, and the design of experiments are increasingly critical in new product design and manufacturing. Approximately the first 40% of the course will ... view course details

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    Combined with: CHEME 5740

  • 3 Credits Graded

MSE 5810

Provides a molecular understanding of materials properties: introductory quantum chemistry, basic organic chemistry, non-covalent interactions, electrochemistry, and surfaces and interfaces. Materials ... view course details

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

  • 3 Credits Graded

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

MSE 5830

Introduces the three laws of thermodynamics as the fundamental basis for thermal and chemical equilibrium, coupled with statistical mechanical interpretations for entropy.  Applies these principles to ... view course details

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

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

MSE 6030

This course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding on the concepts of statistical thermodynamics in materials science and engineering. Topics include fundamental statistical thermodynamics concepts ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

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

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

MSE 8020

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

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  • 2 Credits Graded