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MSE-WE Distance Learning Courses

To date, over 30 graduate courses in Welding Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering have been developed for web-based delivery, with more planned. The general cycle of course offerings is provided below.

Course registration and enrollment deadline

Course registration must be completed via the student's account.

Students enrolled on or before the 7th day prior to the start of a term must pay fees by the fee payment deadline 7 days before the start of a term.

Course delivery format

Log in to Carmen
At Ohio State, on-line course content is provided by means of Carmen, OSU's on-line course learning management system. Upon enrollment in a course, a distance student will be able to access the Carmen site and log in using his/her OSU user name (last name.##) and password, as established upon admission to the university.

Courses may be offered synchronously--at the same time as on-campus courses--or asynchronously--independent from on-campus course offerings (typical delivery is asynchronous). The course lectures are recorded in the classroom and then archived on the course's Carmen website for access and review by distance and on-campus students. In the asynchronous mode, students view and listen to lectures from the course website using a “self-study” format and schedule established by the instructor. Some instructors use weekly recitation sessions, website “chat rooms”, or simply e-mail to interact with their distance students. The website for each course also features a "Discussion Board" that can be used to ask and answer questions. Course materials (notes, technical papers, pre-recorded lectures, prior exams, etc.) are provided to the student either by e-mail or through the website.


Testing is done by means of a proctor--typically an employee in the student's company--who oversees the integrity of the testing and forwards the test materials to the course instructor. Details will be provided by the course instructor. Please have the contact information for the proctor ready to provide to the instructor prior to the first day of class.

Course offerings for coming terms


At Ohio State, graduate level courses are those numbered 5000 or greater and are offered for graduate credit (some 5000-level courses are only available for undergraduate credit).

Course key for WE concentration areas
(applies only to WE courses, not MSE course numbers)

  • Process: #0## (i.e., WE courses with a zero in the hundreds place)
  • Materials: #1## and 7023
  • Design: #2## and 7115
  • Non-destructive Evaluation: #3## and 5038
  • Plastics and Composites: #4##, 5038, and 7201

Independent Study

  • WE 7193.01 & .02 and MSE 7193.01 & .02 Independent Study available during each term--contact and confirm with instructor prior to enrolling.

Alternating years of offering

  • OAY = "Odd Academic Year" i.e., the academic year begins with an odd number such as 2017-2018 or 2019-2020
  • EAY = "Even Academic Year" i.e., the the academic year begins with an even number such as 2016-2017 or 2018-2019

Welding Engineering

Welding Engineering Distance Learning course offering cycle

Autumn DL course offerings, WE
Number Title (credits) Area Term
7001 Physical Principles of Welding Processes I (3) Processes AU
7012 Resistance Welding Processes (3) Processes AU
7102 Welding Metallurgy II (3) Materials AU
7112 Weldability (3) Materials AU
7115 Computational Analysis of Welding Processes and Welded Materials (3) Materials AU
7201 Engineering Analysis for Design and Simulation (4) Design AU
Spring DL course offerings, WE
Number Title (credits) Area Term
7002 Physical Principles of Welding Processes II (3) Processes SP
7021 Solid State Welding and Joining (3) Processes SP
7023 Brazing and Soldering (3) Processes SP (OAY)
7101 Welding Metallurgy I (3) Materials SP
7202 Welding Design (3) Design SP
7240 Fitness for Service (2) Design SP (EAY)
7301 Non-Destructive Evaluation (3) NDE SP
7406 Welding of Plastics and Composites (3) Plastics & Composites SP
7407 Adhesive Bonding and Mechanical Joining of Plastics (2) Plastics & Composites SP (OAY)

Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering Distance Learning course offering cycle

Autumn DL course offerings, MSE
Number Title (credits) Area Term
5605 Quantitative Intro to Materials Science and Engineering (4) Materials AU
5572 Materials for Energy Technology (3) Materials AU
5611 Materials in Medicine (3) Materials AU
5641 Structure-Property Relationships of Polymers (3) Materials AU
5671.71 Mechanical Behavior of Crystalline Solids at Lower Temperature (1.5--7 week course) Materials AU
5763.70 Fracture and Fatigue of Engineering Materials (1.5--7 week course) Materials AU
6735 Corrosion Science and Materials Electrochemistry (2) Materials AU
6747 Structure and Defects in Materials (3)
(MSE Ph.D. Primary Core Course)
Materials AU
Spring DL course offerings, MSE
Number Title (credits) Area Term
5451 Molten Metal Processing (3) Materials SP

Electroceramics (3)

Minimum of 5 online students required to offer this course in online format.

Materials SP
5651 Biomaterials Processing (3) Materials SP
5671.72 Mechanical Behavior of Crystaline Materials at High-Temp (1.5--7 week course) Materials SP
5951 Corrosion and Failure Analysis (3) Materials SP
6737 Diffusion and Interface Kinetics (3)
(MSE Ph.D. Primary Core Course)
Materials SP
6765 Mechanical Behavior of Materials (2)
(MSE Ph.D. Secondary Core Course)
Materials SP