Materials Science & Engineering (MSE)Engineering

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGRI 1140

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 12408MSE 1140  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Van Dover, R

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: ENGRD 2610MSE 5861

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 10556MSE 2610  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Singer, A

  • 10557MSE 2610  LAB 401

    • M
    • Singer, A

  • 10558MSE 2610  LAB 402

    • W
    • Singer, A

  • 10559MSE 2610  LAB 403

    • M
    • Singer, A

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  • 12333MSE 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 10735MSE 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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MSE 5810

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10728MSE 3010  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Estroff, L

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

  • 11884MSE 3010  DIS 201

    • F
    • Estroff, L

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MSE 5830

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 10723MSE 3030  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Thompson, M

  • 10724MSE 3030  DIS 201

    • W
    • Thompson, M

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 10478MSE 3110  LAB 401

    • T
    • Thompson, L

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 10479MSE 3110  LAB 402

    • M
    • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Graded

  • 12313MSE 3111  LEC 001

    • M
    • Umbach, C

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  • 12334MSE 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11620MSE 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MAE 3120MSE 5820

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10725MSE 4020  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Baker, S

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one discussion and one laboratory. Combined with: MSE 4050

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17505MSE 4030  DIS 201

    • MW
    • Umbach, C

  • 10480MSE 4030  LAB 401

    • MW
    • Umbach, C

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MSE 4030

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 10730MSE 4050  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Umbach, C

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

  • 17506MSE 4050  DIS 201

    • MW
    • Umbach, C

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  • 11268MSE 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 10736MSE 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  • 10734MSE 4950  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Xing, H

MSE 5010

Master of Engineering research project. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-8 Credits Graded

  • 10737MSE 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CHEME 5730MAE 4351

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 12126MSE 5070  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Callister, J

      Murtagh, M

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CHEME 5320

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 12503MSE 5320  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Bocko, P

MSE 5430

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

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ECE 4590

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17142MSE 5430  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Xing, H

  • 18456MSE 5430  DIS 201

    • W
    • Xing, H

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ECE 4060

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 12258MSE 5715  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Benedek, N

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CHEME 5740

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17829MSE 5730  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Dshemuchadse, J

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17150MSE 5740  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Suntivich, J

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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MSE 3010

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10729MSE 5810  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Estroff, L

  • MSE undergrads must enroll for letter grade only.

  • 11885MSE 5810  DIS 201

    • F
    • Estroff, L

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MAE 3120MSE 4020

  • 3-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10727MSE 5820  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Baker, S

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MSE 3030

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 10564MSE 5830  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Thompson, M

  • 10565MSE 5830  DIS 201

    • W
    • Thompson, M

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: ENGRD 2610MSE 2610

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 12555MSE 5861  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Singer, A

  • 12556MSE 5861  LAB 401

    • M
    • Singer, A

  • 12557MSE 5861  LAB 402

    • W
    • Singer, A

  • 12558MSE 5861  LAB 403

    • M
    • Singer, A

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17141MSE 5880  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Robinson, R

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 12098MSE 5998  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Xing, H

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 12657MSE 6060  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Watson, C

MSE 8000

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-12 Credits Graded

  • 10568MSE 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Graded

  • 10569MSE 8010  SEM 101

    • R
    • Estroff, L

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 10570MSE 8020  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Staff