Materials Science & Engineering (MSE)Engineering

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

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: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGRI 1140

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10940MSE 1140  LEC 001

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • van Dover, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    S/U grades are only allowed by permission of instructor.

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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: ENGRD 2610MSE 5861

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  9372MSE 2610  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Singer, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  9373MSE 2610  LAB 401

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Singer, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  9374MSE 2610  LAB 402

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Singer, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  9375MSE 2610  LAB 403

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Singer, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

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
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  • 15771MSE 2900  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Umbach, C

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 15707MSE 2910  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Umbach, C

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

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

  •  9460MSE 3010  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    MSE undergrads are required to enroll for letter grade only.

  • 10486MSE 3010  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MSE 5830

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9455MSE 3030  LEC 001

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Thompson, M

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    MSE undergrads are required to enroll for letter grade only.

  •  9456MSE 3030  DIS 201

    • WUpson Hall 142
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Thompson, M

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  •  9299MSE 3110  LAB 401

    • F
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Thompson, L

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  •  9300MSE 3110  LAB 402

    • M
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Thompson, L

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

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
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  • 15772MSE 3900  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Umbach, C

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 15743MSE 3910  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Umbach, C

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

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 Graded

  •  9457MSE 4020  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Baker, S

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

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

  • 11369MSE 4030  DIS 201

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Umbach, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  9301MSE 4030  LAB 401

    • MFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Umbach, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

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

  •  9462MSE 4050  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Umbach, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    Year long course (fall and spring semesters).

  • 11370MSE 4050  DIS 201

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Umbach, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

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
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  • 15731MSE 4900  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Umbach, C

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 15708MSE 4910  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Umbach, C

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

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

  •  9466MSE 4950  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Umbach, C

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

MSE 5005

Development of leadership skills and application to problem solving, forming and working on teams, project management, and networking. Development of graphical, verbal, and written communication skills. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Graded

  • 17828MSE 5005  SEM 101

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Deyhim, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

MSE 5010

Master of Engineering research project. Integration of technical, teamwork, and leadership skills to achieve a specific technical project goal defined by a project sponsor. MSE 5010 is for students who ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  9467MSE 5010  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Deyhim, A

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

MSE 5011

Master of Engineering research project. Integration of technical, teamwork, and leadership skills to achieve a specific technical project goal defined by a project sponsor. MSE 5011 is for students who ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  • 17829MSE 5011  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Deyhim, A

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CHEME 5730MAE 4351

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 10721MSE 5070  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Murtagh, M

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

MSE 5230

An introduction to general aspects of (i) structure, (ii) order and (iii) dynamics of soft materials /biomaterials. Typical representative materials discussed include polymers, thermo- and lyotropic liquid ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17825MSE 5230  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Wiesner, U

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CHEME 5320

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11007MSE 5320  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Murtagh, M

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

MSE 5730

Statistical analysis of experimental data and processes, and the design of experiments are increasingly critical in both research and industrial environments. The course will review the fundamentals of ... view course details

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

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11424MSE 5730  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Dshemuchadse, J

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

MSE 5801

Course is intended for first year graduate students in MSE, or graduate students in other fields, needing a solid foundation in structural and electronic properties for advanced study/research in materials. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17831MSE 5801  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Thompson, M

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9461MSE 5810  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    MSE undergrads and MEng students must enroll for letter grade only.

  • 10487MSE 5810  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

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

  • 3-4 Credits Graded

  •  9459MSE 5820  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Baker, S

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

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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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MSE 3030

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9380MSE 5830  LEC 001

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Thompson, M

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    MSE undergrads and MEng students must enroll for letter grade only.

  •  9381MSE 5830  DIS 201

    • WUpson Hall 142
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Thompson, M

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

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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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: ENGRD 2610MSE 2610

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11051MSE 5861  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Singer, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 11052MSE 5861  LAB 401

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Singer, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 11053MSE 5861  LAB 402

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Singer, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 11054MSE 5861  LAB 403

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Singer, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

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

  • 11335MSE 5880  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Robinson, R

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

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

  • 10693MSE 5998  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Umbach, C

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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

  • 11116MSE 6060  LEC 001

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Watson, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

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
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-12 Credits Graded

  • 17841MSE 8000  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Donnelly, E

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

MSE 8005

A series of discussion-based workshops designed for 1st year Ph.D. students in Materials Science and Engineering. Topics include research culture and professional responsibilities of Ph.D. students; mechanics ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 17861MSE 8005  SEM 101

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Donnelly, E

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

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

  •  9383MSE 8010  SEM 101

    • RTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Donnelly, E

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    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
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 17842MSE 8020  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Donnelly, E

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research