MSE 3300. INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.
Introduction to the atomic bonding, crystal structure, defects in materials, diffusion processes, phase diagram and phase transformation, and their relation to the mechanical, electrical, optical and thermal properties of metals, semiconductors, ceramics, polymers and composites. Prerequisites: CHEM 1442 or CHEM 1465; PHYS 1444.
The interdisciplinary field of materials science and engineering has become critical to many emerging areas of science and advanced technology. As a result, there is a growing demand for engineers and scientists with education and training in materials science and engineering. The Materials Science and Engineering Department provides students with such education and training through its graduate master's and doctoral degree programs. Additionally, the department offers undergraduate courses for use as electives in science and engineering, in Fast Track Programs in Materials Science and Engineering, in minor programs in this discipline and in Certificate in Nanotechnology.