Materials Science & Engineering (MSE)Engineering

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MSE 1140

New technologies are urgently needed to fulfill projected global energy requirements. Materials properties typically limit the performance that can be achieved in generation, transport, and utilization ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGRI 1140

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 12718MSE 1140  LEC 001

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 2610MSE 5861

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 10721MSE 2610  LEC 001

  • 10722MSE 2610  LAB 401

  • 10723MSE 2610  LAB 402

  • 10724MSE 2610  LAB 403

MSE 2900

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

  • 12625MSE 2900  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Umbach, C

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

  • 10904MSE 2910  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Umbach, C

MSE 3010

Provides a molecular understanding of materials properties: introductory quantum chemistry, physical organic chemistry, crystal/ligand field theory, sol-gel chemistry, electrochemistry, and corrosion.  ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MSE 5810

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10897MSE 3010  LEC 001

  • MSE undergrads are required to enroll for letter grade only.

  • 12124MSE 3010  DIS 201

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 understand ... view course details

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 10892MSE 3030  LEC 001

  • 10893MSE 3030  DIS 201

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

  • 10640MSE 3110  LAB 401

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    • Thompson, L

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 10641MSE 3110  LAB 402

    • W
    • Thompson, L

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 Graded

  • 12605MSE 3111  LEC 001

MSE 3900

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

  • 12626MSE 3900  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Umbach, C

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

  • 11837MSE 3910  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Umbach, C

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

  • 10894MSE 4020  LEC 001

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

  • 10642MSE 4030  LAB 401

  • Alternative hours can be arranged with permission of instructor.

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

  • 10899MSE 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

  • 17087MSE 4330  LEC 001

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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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  • 11454MSE 4900  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Umbach, C

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

  • 10905MSE 4910  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Umbach, C

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

  • 10903MSE 4950  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Xing, H

MSE 5010

Master of Engineering research project. view course details

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  • 1-8 Credits Graded

  • 10906MSE 5010  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Deyhim, A

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

  • 12379MSE 5070  LEC 001

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

  • 12056MSE 5210  LEC 001

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

  • 12867MSE 5320  LEC 001

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

  • 17088MSE 5330  LEC 001

MSE 5461

This course builds on physics of semiconductors, particularly that of compound semiconductors. The course provides a comprehensive and comparative understanding of a series of devices made of compound ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ECE 5580

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17122MSE 5461  LEC 001

  • 17123MSE 5461  DIS 201

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

  • 12534MSE 5715  LEC 001

MSE 5810

Provides a molecular understanding of materials properties: introductory quantum chemistry, physical organic chemistry, crystal/ligand field theory, sol-gel chemistry, electrochemistry, and corrosion.  ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MSE 3010

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10898MSE 5810  LEC 001

  • MSE undergrads must enroll for letter grade only.

  • 12125MSE 5810  DIS 201

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

  • 10896MSE 5820  LEC 001

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

  • 10729MSE 5830  LEC 001

  • 10730MSE 5830  DIS 201

MSE 5861

This course 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 ... view course details

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

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 12939MSE 5861  LEC 001

  • 12940MSE 5861  LAB 401

  • 12941MSE 5861  LAB 402

  • 12942MSE 5861  LAB 403

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

  • 12344MSE 5998  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Xing, H

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

  • 17090MSE 6030  LEC 001

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

  • 17092MSE 6060  LEC 001

MSE 6210

This course is aimed at the broad community of scientists and engineers interested in the chemistry of materials. We will focus on the unique challenges and opportunities in materials chemistry, starting ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: CHEM 6070

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18099MSE 6210  LEC 001

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

  • 10733MSE 8000  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Staff

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

  • 10734MSE 8010  SEM 101

  • 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

  • 10735MSE 8020  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Staff