Materials Science & Engineering Technical Electives

Students are required to complete four 5000 level or above courses for the technical elective requirement. Please select two courses from Section 1, one course from Section 2, and one course from Section 3. All courses must be passes with a “C-” grade or better.

Select two (2) MSE courses from the approved list below.

Note: MSE 5050 courses are special topics and will vary each semester. Students may take multiple sections of MSE 5050 to fulfill the tech elective requirement, so long as the same topic is not repeated.

Students should plan accordingly when picking Section 1, 2, and 3 technical elective classes. Students are allowed to take ONE courses at 2.0 credit hours to count towards ONE technical elective requirement.  The second elective will need to be 3 credit hours. Options include: 2 credit +3 credit  OR 3 credit +3 credit.

All MSE Electives


  • MSE 5040 – Introduction to Modern Biomaterials
  • MSE 5055 – Microsystems Design & Characterization
  • MSE 5072 – Thin Film Techniques
  • MSE 5073 – Nanostructures Materials: Science & Technology
  • MSE 5074 – Photovoltaic Materials & Solar Cells
  • MSE 5201 – Semicond Phy I
  • MSE 5353 – Physical Ceramics
  • MSE 5354 – Processing of Ceramics
  • MSE 5475 – Introduction of Composites
  • MSE 5510 – Materials Innovation
  • MSE 5540 – Materials Informatics
  • MSE 5520 – Single Crystal Growth and Crystallography
  • MSE 5530 – Polymer Synth. & Character.
  • MSE 5050 – Computational Materials Science
  • MSE 5050 – Polymers: Chemistry*
  • MSE 5050 – Polymers: Materials*
  • MSE 5050  – Optics for Energy
  • MSE 5050 – Nanoscale Probing and Imaging
  • MSE 5050 – Def & Frac Nanocomposites
  • MSE 5050 – Biomaterials Engineering
  • MSE 5050 – Materials for Energy
  • MSE 5074 – Photovoltaic Materials and Solar Cells

Select one (1) Metallurgical Engineering (MET E) course from the approved list below.

  • MET E 5260 – Physical Metallurgy I
  • MET E 5600 –  Corrosion Fundamentals
  • MET E 5270 – Powder Metallurgy
  • MET E 5300 – Alloy and Material Design
  • MET E 5720 – Molten Salt Engineering and Sciences
  • MET E 5330 – Energy Conversion Storage Materials
  • MET E 5670 – Mineral Processing I
  • MET E 5760 – Process Synthesis, Design & Economics
  • MET E 5780 – Metals Processing
  • MET E 5600 – Corrosion Fundamentals and Minimization
  • MET E 5800 – Special Topics Metallurgy Engineering
  • MET E 5800 – Nuclear Safeguards
  • MET E 5210 – Nuclear Materials: Processing, Fabrications, Used and Disposal (Fall)
  • MET E 5680 – Mineral Processing II (Fall)
  • MET E 5280 – Magnetic Materials and Devices
  • MET E 5290 – Principles and Practice of Nanoscience and Technology
  • MET E 5790 – Metal Failure Analysis*
  • MET E 5040 – Introduction to Modern Biomaterials

 

Select one (1) course from a variety of options, which can include the approved courses from Nuclear Engineering (NUCL), Mechanical Engineering (ME EN), or Metallurgical Engineering (MET E) listed below. Materials Science and Engineering courses listed in Section 1 can also be used to fulfill this requirement. Students may also consider 5000-level (3 credits) courses offered in other Engineering or Science departments related to the study of Materials Science and Engineering. All course not listed below, must be approved before registration by the Materials Science and Engineering Academic Advisor to count towards a Section 3 technical elective. Please contact the Materials Science and Engineering Academic Advisor for more information.

  • MSE 5800/5801 – MSE Internship^
  • MSE 5050-008 – Fundamentals of Nanofabrication
  • MET E 5320 – Materials Engineering & Environment*
  • MET E 5765 – Process Design and Economics
  • MET E 5250 – Principles and Practice of X-ray diffraction Analysis
  • MET E 5690 – Process Engineering Statistics
  • MET E 5230 – Biomedical Devices and Sensors
  • MET E 5690 – Process Engineering Statistics*
  • MET E 5610 – Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells
  • MET E 5739 – Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • ME EN 5055 – Microsystems Design and Characterization
  • ME EN 5110 – Industrial Safety
  • ME EN 5520 – Mechanics of Composite Materials
  • ME EN 5000 – Engineering Law and Contracts
  • MG EN 5030 – Materials Handling
  • MG EN 5080 – Sustainable Resource Development
  • ME EN 3000: Design of Mechanical Components
  • ME EN 3650: Heat Transfer
  • ME EN 3710: Fluid Mechanics
  • ME EN 5200: Classical Control System
  • ME EN 5510: Applied Elements
  • NUCL 3000 – Nuclear Principles in Engineering and Science
  • NUCL 3200 – Radiochemistry with Laboratory I
  • BME 6304—Intro to Biopolymers
  • CHEM 3000 – Quantitative Analysis
  • CHEM 3100 – Inorganic Chemistry
  • CH EN 3553 – Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • CH EN 4203 – Process Dynamics and Control
  • CH EN 5308—Electrochemical Systems for Energy Storage and Beyond
  • CH EN 5310—Renewable Energy
  • COMP 5360—Introduction to Data Science
  • CS 5962 – Programming for Engineers*
  • CVEEN 5730 – Project Management and Contract Administration
  • EAE 3600—3D Modeling
  • ECE 5221 – Fundamentals of Micromachining Processes
  • ENGIN 5030 – Patent Law and Strategy
  • PHYS 3740 – Introduction to Quantum Theory and Relativity

^For information on how MSE 5800/5801 can be used towards a Section 3 Technical Elective and the registration requirements associated with this program click here.