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MSE Curriculum

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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.

Overview

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 MATSCEN 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.

MSE Major Courses
Sophomore Year Junior Year Senior Year

MATSCEN 2010

Introduction to Engineering Materials

MATSCEN 3141

Transformation and Processing of Materials

MATSCEN 4181

Materials Selection

MATSCEN 2251

Materials Thermodynamics

MATSCEN 3151

Transport Phenomena and Kinetics

MATSCEN 4321

Modeling and Simuation-Based Design III

MATSCEN 2241

Structure and Characterization of Materials

MATSCEN 3331/3332  

Materials Science Junior Labs

MATSCEN 4381/4382

Senior Design 1&2

MATSCEN 2331

Structure and Characterization Lab

MATSCEN 3261

Introduction to Mechanical Behavior of Materials

MATSCEN Elective Courses
   12 cr hrs chosen according to MSE Focus Area

MATSCEN 2321

Modeling and Simulation I

MATSCEN 3271

Electronic Properties of Materials

1 MATSCEN Senior Lab
   chosen according to MSE Focus Area

 

MATSCEN 3321

Modeling and Simulation II

 
  Technical Electives (6 credit hours)  

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.

photo of MSE student research poster

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:

  • Biomaterials
  • Ceramic Materials
  • Electronic Materials
  • Metallurgy
  • Polymers
  • Custom focus area, based on student's interest