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Materials Science and Engineering (MATSE)

MATSE 081 (GN;IL) Materials in Today's World (3) A survey of the properties, manufacture, and uses of polymers, ceramics and metals in today's world with emphasis on modern developments and new materials.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

MATSE 090H High-Tech Materials (1) A series of introductory seminars concerning the most important aspects of modern materials technology; some laboratory visits will be included.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

MATSE 091 (GN) Polymers, Life and Society (3) An exploration of the science and use of polymer materials and their impact on society using a case study approach.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

MATSE 101 (GN) (EGEE 101) Energy and the Environment (3) Energy utilization and technological development, energy resources, conversion and consequences on the local and global environment, and future energy alternatives.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

MATSE 101A (GN;IL) (EGEE 101A) Energy and the Environment (3) Energy utilization and technological development, energy resources, conversion and consequences on the local and global environment, and future energy alternatives.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

MATSE 112 (GN) Applied Materials Chemistry for Engineers (3) Chemistry of materials with emphasis on intermolecular forces between atoms, molecules, ions, and dense materials and inorganic and organic physical chemistry. In most majors, this course is not a substitute for CHEM 013 or CHEM 112.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: CHEM 110  

MATSE 201 Introduction to Materials Science (3) Concepts of relationships between structure and thermal, optical, magnetic, electrical, and mechanical properties of metals, ceramics, glasses, and polymers.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 112;MATH 231  

MATSE 202 Introduction to Polymer Materials (3) The materials science of organic or soft materials with an emphasis on synthetic and natural polymer.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: CHEM 202, MATH 231  

MATSE 259 Properties and Processing of Engineering Materials (3) Relationship of structure and processing variables to the properties and service behavior of metals, polymers, and ceramics.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 213 orE MCH 210  

MATSE 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

MATSE 400 Crystal Chemistry (3) Principles of crystal chemistry applied to structures, structural defects and properties of organic, inorganic, intermetallic, and metallic crystals.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: MATSE 201, MATSE 202, MATH 220, MATH 231, MATH 251  

MATSE 401 Thermodynamics of Materials (3) Review of equilibrium thermodynamics and applications to metallurgical and material systems.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: CHEM 112  

MATSE 402 Materials Process Kinetics (3) A treatment of process kinetics including chemical reaction kinetics and momentum, energy and mass transport.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: MATH 251  

MATSE 403 (BME 443) Biomedical Materials (3) Describe properties of materials and composites and their in vivo interactions.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: MATSE 201 orCHEM 112 andMATH 230 orMATH 231  

MATSE 404 (IL) (BME 444) Surfaces and the Biological Response to Materials (3) Focus is on the special properties of surfaces as an important causative and mediating agent in the biological response to materials.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: CHEM 112 orMATSE 112  

MATSE 409 (NUC E 409) Nuclear Materials (3) Nuclear reactor materials: relationship between changes in material properties and microstructural evolution of nuclear cladding and fuel under irradiation.
Effective: Summer 2002
Prerequisite: PHYS 214  

MATSE 410 Phase Relations in Materials Systems (3) Phase rule; construction and interpretations of equilibrium diagrams; importance of nonequilibrium in materials.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: MATSE 201, MATSE 401  

MATSE 411 Processing of Ceramics (3) Principles of ceramic processing, including powder preparation and characterization, forming operations, and the basic phenomena underlying these operations.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: MATSE 400, MATSE 402  

MATSE 412 Thermal Properties of Materials (3) Generation of high temperatures, measurement of temperature, heat transfer and furnace design, thermal stability of ceramic materials, applied thermodynamics.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: MATSE 201 orMATSE 259, MATSE 401   Concurrent: MATSE 401

MATSE 413 Solid-State Materials (3) Structures of metallic, ionic, and covalent solids, amorphous materials, and surfaces; electronic structure; electronic properties of solids and their manipulation.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: or concurrent:MATSE 201  

MATSE 415 Introduction to Glass Science (3) Composition, melting, fabrication, properties, and uses of glass; combinations of glass with metals and other materials.
Effective: Summer 2002
Prerequisite: MATSE 400, MATSE 401, MATSE 402, MATSE 462  

MATSE 417 (E SC 417) Electrical and Magnetic Properties (3) Electrical conductivity, dielectric properties, piezoelectric and ferroelectric phenomena; magnetic properties of ceramics.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: MATSE 400, MATSE 413   Concurrent: MATSE 402

MATSE 419 Computational Materials Science and Engineering (3) Introduction to computational material science and engineering. Overview of the computational methods for materials, from atomistic to the continuum scale.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: CMPSC 200  

MATSE 421 Corrosion Engineering (3) Industrial forms of corrosion and preventive methods, and their description in terms of basic thermodynamic and kinetic considerations.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 112, PHYS 212  

MATSE 422 Thermochemical Processing (3) Physico-chemical aspects of high temperature extraction and processing of metals and alloys. Design and evaluation of processes and process options.
Effective: Summer 2002
Prerequisite: MATSE 401, MATSE 402  

MATSE 425 Processing of Metals (3) Modern methods of shaping metals in liquid and solid states: casting, joining, powder and deformation processing. Design of new technology.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: MATSE 402, MATSE 410  

MATSE 426 (MN PR 426) Aqueous Processing (3) A study of the chemical and engineering principles pertinent to metal processing in aqueous systems: hydrometallurgical extraction, plating, materials preparation.
Effective: Fall 2009
Prerequisite: EME 301 orMATSE 401  

MATSE 427 Microstructure Design of Structural Materials (3) Phase transformations in ferrous and nonferrous metal alloys and structural ceramics; processing, structure, and property relationships; heat treatment of structural metals; microstructure development.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: MATSE 201, MATSE 259 or equivalent  

MATSE 430 Materials Characterization (3) Elements of crystallography and the characterization of crystalline and non- crystalline materials using x-ray diffraction, electron microscopic, and other instrumental techniques.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: MATSE 201, MATSE 202 orMATSE 443  

MATSE 435 Optical Properties of Materials (3) Electromagnetic spectrum, interaction of light with materials, color, thin film optical coatings, electro-, integrated and nonlinear optics.
Effective: Spring 1996
Prerequisite: MATSE 400  

MATSE 436 Mechanical Properties of Materials (3) Fundamental relationships between structure and mechanical behavior of materials.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: MATH 231, MATH 250 orMATH 251, MATSE 201 orMATSE 259, PHYS 211 orE SC 314  

MATSE 440 (E MCH 440) Nondestructive Evaluation of Flaws (3) Methods and limitations of nondestructive evaluation of mechanical flaws; optical, acoustical, electromagnetic, x-ray, radiography, thermography, and dye techniques.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 213 orE MCH 210H orE MCH 210  

MATSE 441 Polymeric Materials I (3) Manufacture of industrially significant polymers together with discussion of their major chemical, physical, and mechanical properties.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: CHEM 210, MATH 231  

MATSE 443 Introduction to the Materials Science of Polymers (3) Introduction to the nature and structure of high polymers. Characteristics of polymers and polymer systems.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: CHEM 210, MATH 231  

MATSE 444 Solid State Properties of Polymeric Materials (3) Structure/property relationships in the bulk solid state of polymers. Characterization of bulk properties and structure.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: MATSE 443  

MATSE 445 Thermodynamics, Microstructure, and Characterization of Polymers (3) The properties of individual polymer chains. Theoretical and experimental techniques pertaining to the characterization of polymeric microstructure.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: MATSE 202 orMATSE 443  

MATSE 446 Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Polymers and Composities (3) The mechanical (viscoelastic) and electric properties of polymers and poly-based composites.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: MATSE 202 orMATSE 443  

MATSE 447 Rheology and Processing of Polymers (3) This course deals with the fluid mechanics, rheology, and processing of polymeric materials.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: MATSE 202 orMATSE 443  

MATSE 448 (CH E 442) Polymer Processing Technology (3) Basic principles of polymer melt processing are reviewed and subsequently applied to the most important industrial processing operations.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: MATSE 447 orCH E 302A  

MATSE 450 (E SC 450) Synthesis and Processing of Electronic and Photonic Materials (3) The materials science of applying thin film coatings, etching, and bulk crystal growth; includes materials transport, accumulation, epitaxy, and defects.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: MATSE 201 orE SC 414H sixth semester standing  

MATSE 455 Properties and Characterization of Electronic and Photonic Materials (3) Materials characterization in general; electrical properties of crystals, contacts, films; optical properties of single phase materials, waveguide, and multilayer stacks.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: MATSE 201 orE SC 414M, E SC 314  

MATSE 460 Introductory Laboratory in Materials (1) An introduction to comparative physical properties and characteristics of various materials including mechanical, electrical thermal, and structure/ morphology.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: or concurrent:MATSE 201  

MATSE 462 General Properties Laboratory in Materials (1) An introduction to comparative physical properties of various materials including mechanical, thermal electrical properties and the measurement of said properties.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: MATSE 460  

MATSE 463 Characterization and Processing of Electronic and Photonic Materials Laboratory (1) Provides experience with key processing methods for EPM materials and advanced characterization methods for EPM materials and simple device structures.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: MATSE 400, MATSE 430, MATSE 450, MATSE 455, MATSE 460   Concurrent: MATSE 450 MATSE 455

MATSE 468 Ceramics Laboratory III (1) Cermaic processing and powder characteristics.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: MATSE 462  

MATSE 471 Metallurgy Laboratory I (1) A laboratory integrating experimental aspects of material contained in MATSE 402, 413, and 410, e.g. phase diagram determination, solidification micro- structures, etc.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: MATSE 430  

MATSE 472 Metallurgy Laboratory II (1) Application of principles of mechanical metallurgy, pyroprocessing, corrosion and metal processing.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: MATSE 410, MATSE 471  

MATSE 473 Polymeric Materials Laboratory--Synthesis (1) Principles and practices of polymerization, including condensation, free radical (bulk, solution, suspension, emulsion), ionic, and Zeigler-Natta procedures.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: MATSE 443  

MATSE 474 Polymeric Materials Laboratory--Characterization (1) Principles and practices involved in determination of properties, structure and morphology, employing thermal, mechanical, spectroscopic, viscometric and computer techniques.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: MATSE 443  

MATSE 475 (E SC 475) Particulate Materials Processing (3) Fundamentals of processing particulate materials including production, characterization, handling, compaction, and sintering of metal, carbide, intermetallic, and composite powders.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 315, E SC 414 orMATSE 259  

MATSE 483 (E SC 483) Simulation and Design of Nanostructures (3) Introduction to computer simulation techniques and their applications at the physical/life sciences interface.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: PHYS 214 orE SC 312, MATH 230  

MATSE 484W (IL) International Internship in Materials: Research Definition and Methodology (3) A course focused on international research, specific design and methodology, facilitated through the International Internship in Materials and Program.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: Sixth-semester standing in Materials Science and Engineering;MATSE 201, MATSE 460, MATSE 492W satisfactory completion of cultural class from Office of Education Abroad  

MATSE 485W (IL) International Internship in Materials: Experimentation and Documentation (3) A course focused on international research, specifically experimentation and documentation, facilitated through the International Internship in Materials Program.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: Seventh-semester standing in Materials Science and Engineering;MATSE 484W ; satisfactory completion of cultural class from Office of Education Abroad  

MATSE 492W Materials Engineering Methodology and Design (3) Designed to familiarize students with the literature and technology developments in the use of, and design with, materials in industrial applications.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: MATSE 201, MATSE 202, MATSE 436 sixth semester standing in Materials Science and Engineering  

MATSE 493W Materials Science and Engineering Multidisciplinary Capstone Design Project (3) This course focuses on multidisciplinary industry-sponsored and community service-based design projects offered in conjunction with the College of Engineering's Learning Factory.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: MATSE 492W  

MATSE 494M Research and Design Senior Project (1-3) Continuation of a research problem in materials culminating in a bound thesis describing the work.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

MATSE 494W Research and Design Senior Project (1-3) Continuation of a research problem in materials culminating in a bound thesis describing the work.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

MATSE 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

MATSE 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

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