Electives

Aside from your Humanities/Social Science electives, the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) program contains eight elective slots (4 Specialization, 3 Technical, and 1 General) that you can use to tailor your degree. You can concentrate in certain areas of MSE, dual major, or prepare for specialized professional training after graduation.  Talk to us about your interests and we will help you identify the best possibilities.  See Professor Wenzel for advice.

Department Electives (4)

Take two from this list…

  • 635:312  Glass Engineering
  • 635:360  Ceramics Engineering
  • 635:361  Materials Science and Engineering of Polymers
  • 635:362  Physical Metallurgy

...and two from this list:

  • 635:312  Glass Engineering
  • 635:320  Introduction to Nanomaterials
  • 635:321  Structural, Mechanical & Chemical Applications of Nanostructures & Nanomaterials
  • 635:322  Photonic, Electronic & Magnetic Applications of Nanostructures & Nanomaterials
  • 635:360  Ceramics Engineering
  • 635:361  Materials Science & Engineering of Polymers
  • 635:362  Physical Metallurgy
  • 635:405  Solar Cell Design & Processing
  • 635:407  Mechanical Properties of Materials
  • 635:410  Biological Applications of Nanostructures & Nanomaterials
  • 635:413  Materials Science & Engineering: Venture Analysis
  • 635:416  Physical & Chemical Properties of Glass
  • 635:433  Optical Materials
  • 635:440  Electrochemical Materials and Devices

Technical Electives (3)

The remaining three technical electives are selected from the following list.  If you wish to take a course not on this list (e.g. a graduate courses or courses in other fields), apply to Professor Wenzel in writing explaining your rationale.

  • 01:119: Biological Sciences: only 119:100-103, 131, 140, and 148
  • 01:146: Cell Biology & Neurosciences: all except 146:302
  • 01:160: Chemistry: all 160:3xx and 4xx
  • 01:198: Computer Sciences: all except 198:105, 107, 110 and 170
  • 01:447: Genetics & Microbiology: all except 447:302
  • 01:460: Geological Sciences: all except 460:206
  • 01:640: Mathematics: 640:250 and all 640:3xx and 4xx except 640:336, 338, 339, and 436
  • 01:694: Molecular Biology & Biochemistry: all
  • 01:750: Physics: 750:228/230 and all 750:3xx and 4xx
  • 01:960: Statistics: all
  • 11:115: Biochemistry: all 115:3xx and 4xx
  • 11:126: Biotechnology: all
  • 11:127: Bioresource Engineering: all
  • 11:375: Environmental Sciences: all
  • 11:400: Food Sciences: only 400:201, 304, 401, and 411
  • 11:628: Marine Sciences: all
  • 11:670: Meteorology: all
  • 14:125: Biomedical Engineering: all 125:2xx and 3xx
  • 14:155: Chemical & Biochemical Engineering: all
  • 14:180: Civil & Environmental Engineering: all
  • 14:332: Electrical & Computer Engineering: all except 301
  • 14:440: Packaging
  • 14:540: Industrial Engineering: 540:201/202 and all 540:3xx and 4xx
  • 14:635: Materials Science and Engineering:  all except 407
  • 14:650: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering: all except 650:351