Undergraduate Courses

Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is a field of engineering that encompasses the spectrum of materials types and how to use them in manufacturing. Materials span the range: metals, ceramics, polymers (plastics), semiconductors, and combinations of materials called composites. We live in a world that is both dependent upon and limited by materials. Everything we see and use is made of materials: cars, airplanes, computers, refrigerators, microwave ovens, TVs, dishes, silverware, athletic equipment of all types, and even biomedical devices such as replacement joints and limbs. All of these require materials specifically tailored for their application. Specific properties are required that result from carefully selecting the materials and from controlling the manufacturing processes used to convert the basic materials into the final engineered product.

Exciting new product developments frequently are possible only through new materials and/or processing. New materials technologies developed through engineering and science will continue to make startling changes in our lives in the 21st century, and people in Materials Science and Engineering will continue to be key in these changes and advances. MTEN 201 provides a theoretical and practical understanding of materials. The course aims to bring an understanding to the processing, properties and performance a range of materials and their engineering applications of those materials.