For more information, please contact Megan Daniels, MSE Undergraduate Advisor.
Information on the general structure of the MSE undergraduate program, including links to Bingo sheet and detailed descriptions of the MSE focus areas.
Students typically begin their MSE career at Ohio State as a pre-major in the program. During their freshman year, students begin taking a group of courses required for all engineering majors. These include courses in chemistry, physics, math, and Introduction to Engineering. Students may apply to the MSE major during the term in which they take MSE 2010. Most students take this course during the autumn term of the sophomore year.
Upon entry to the major, students take a set of core engineering and MSE courses in the sophomore and junior years, as well as General Education Courses (GEs) and Technical Electives. The department offers senior-level courses that focus a student's studies in one of the specialized fields of MSE.
|Sophomore Year||Junior Year||Senior Year|
|Introduction to Engineering Materials||Transformation and Processing of Materials||Materials Selection|
|Structure and Characterization of Materials||Transport Phenomena and Kinetics||Modeling and Simuation-Based Design|
|Structure and Characterization Lab||Materials Science Junior Labs||Materials Senior Lab - based on Focus Area|
|Modeling and Simulation I||Electronic Properties of Materials||Materials Elective Courses - based on Focus Area|
|Materials Thermodynamics||Introduction to Mechanical Behavior of Materials|
|Modeling and Simulation II|
The MSE "Bingo" sheet
Fill in the blanks and Bingo! you get a degree. The Bingo sheet provides an outline of all courses needed to fulfill the requirements for the MSE degree. While it is simply a guideline, it does provide a plan to graduate in four years.
Focus Areas in the MSE major
Following the common core of courses taken during the first three years in the program, our students select a focus area for their final year. Given the broad nature of materials science and engineering, students are given the opportunity to pursue in-depth study in one of the
following fields in MSE:
- Ceramic Materials
- Electronic Materials
- Custom focus area, based on student's interest