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 buckeyelink.osu.edu 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.
WE 7193 Independent Study
The Independent Study course (WE 7193) consists of a short-term project that is conducted under the supervision of a faculty advisor on a topic of interest to the student. Generally, this project would be conducted at the student's work location, although other options are available. The project generally involves an open-ended problem that could be analyzed experimentally or theoretically or a combination of the two. We usually recommend considering a work-related problem so that you can get some support from your employer. If that is not possible then it will typically be a theoretical project that could also include a literature survey. You can propose a topic or work with your faculty advisor to come up with a topic.
The MS Non-Thesis independent study requirement is 4 credit hours, which can be taken in one term or over two terms. Most students take WE 7193.01, which is graded S/U, though some if a student cannot be reimbursed for their educational expenses with an S/U grade, s/he may take WE 7193.02, which is letter graded.
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
- 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 Distance Learning course offering cycle
|7001||Physical Principles of Welding Processes I (3)||Processes||AU|
|7012||Resistance Welding Processes (3)||Processes||AU|
|7102||Welding Metallurgy II (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|
|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
|5605||Quantitative Intro to Materials Science and Engineering (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)
|5451||Molten Metal Processing (3)||Materials||SP|
Minimum of 5 online students required to offer this course in online format.
|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)
|6765||Mechanical Behavior of Materials (2)
(MSE Ph.D. Secondary Core Course)