Materials Engineering

Courses

MATE 100 Materials for Emerging Technologies 2.0 Credits

Evolution of materials engineering; education and the profession; concepts, tools, and techniques; selection and design using metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites; application of materials in a technological society; and materials of the future.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MATE 101 Fundamentals of Materials 4.0 Credits

Examines principles underlying structure, properties, and behavior of engineering materials, including metals, ceramics, and polymers. Covers topics including bonding; crystal structure; defect structure; alloying; mechanical, electronic, and magnetic properties in relation to structure; phase equilibria; phase transformations; and oxidation and corrosion. All terms.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHEM 102 [Min Grade: D] and MATH 122 [Min Grade: D] and PHYS 101 [Min Grade: D]

MATE 120 Modern Materials in Your World 3.0 Credits

This undergraduate level introductory course in modern materials is designed as an elective course for non-engineering majors. It will introduce the field of materials science and engineering while stressing the importance of materials selection in modern day products. In addition, the course will highlight the importance of sustainable materials in product life cycle design in order to minimize environmental effects.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if major is BME

MATE 214 Introduction to Polymers 4.0 Credits

Covers polymer molecular structure, polymerization methods, semi-crystalline polymers, glass transition, polymer solution in blends, mechanical properties, and characterization methods.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MATE 221 [Min Grade: D] and (ENGR 231 [Min Grade: D] or MATH 261 [Min Grade: D] or MATH 201 [Min Grade: D]) and CHEM 241 [Min Grade: D]

MATE 221 Introduction to Mechanical Behavior of Materials 3.0 Credits

Covers mechanics of materials, materials under load, application to materials testing, rate-dependent response to materials, fracture materials, fatigue behavior, manufacturing, and materials processing.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGR 220 [Min Grade: D]

MATE 240 Thermodynamics of Materials 4.0 Credits

Covers the fundamental laws of thermodynamics, statistical meaning of entropy, thermodynamic functions, heat capacity, reactions in gases and condensed phases, phase diagrams, solutions, and reaction equilibria in condensed solutions.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: MATE 221 [Min Grade: D] and ENGR 210 [Min Grade: D]

MATE 245 Kinetics of Materials 4.0 Credits

Covers chemical reaction kinetics, thermodynamics and structure of crystal defects, diffusion equations and numerical methods of solution, kinetics in interfacial phenomena, and diffusional transformations.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: MATE 240 [Min Grade: D]

MATE 280 Advanced Materials Laboratory 4.0 Credits

The goal of the course is to introduce students to state-of-the-art experimental techniques for analysis of structure, composition and properties of materials. Electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, indentation and thermal analysis will be described.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGR 220 [Min Grade: D] and ENGR 202 [Min Grade: D]

MATE 315 Processing Polymers 4.5 Credits

Covers polymer processing, viscous flow and melt rheology, injection molding, extrusion, mechanical behavior, and applications and design.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: MATE 214 [Min Grade: D]

MATE 341 Defects in Solids 3.0 Credits

Main classes of crystalline defects: vacancies, dislocations, stacking faults, surfaces, grain boundaries, geometry, energy considerations, and movement of defects. Defects in specific crystallographic systems.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MSE.
Prerequisites: MATE 355 [Min Grade: D]

MATE 345 Processing of Ceramics 4.5 Credits

Covers powder production, materials characterization, stability of powder suspensions, rheological and viscoelastic properties of slurries, green-body consolidation, drying, sintering, and structure-property relationships.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: MATE 355 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

MATE 351 Electronic and Photonic Properties of Materials 4.0 Credits

Electrons, principles of quantum mechanics, bonding, free electrons, and band theory solids; lattice vibrations, electronic and vibrational heat capacity; semiconductors and semiconductor devices; dielectrics, magnetic and optoelectronic materials and devices; superconductivity; applications and implications for energy-harvesting, conversion and storage.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MATE 355 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

MATE 355 Structure and Characterization of Crystalline Materials 3.0 Credits

Bonding in solids; classification of metals, semiconductors, and insulators; crystal systems; crystallographic systems in specific engineering materials, relationships, X-ray generation, X-ray absorption and emission; reciprocal space; geometric representation of crystals, small and wide angle scattering, electron microscope imaging and diffraction.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MSE.
Prerequisites: ENGR 220 [Min Grade: D] and MATE 221 [Min Grade: D]

MATE 366 [WI] Processing of Metallic Materials 4.5 Credits

Covers solidification processing, casting and welding, heat flow analysis, solid-state transformations, precipitation hardening, transformations in steels, martensite transformations, and industrial case studies. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: MATE 245 [Min Grade: D] and MATE 341 [Min Grade: D]

MATE 370 Mechanical Behavior of Solids 3.0 Credits

Covers continuum mechanics: three-dimensional stress and strain, hydrostatic and deviatoric components, and isotropic elasticity; Mises yield criterion; fracture criteria; linear elastic fracture mechanics; materials selection; defect-tolerant and defect-free fatigue design; notch effects; and statistics of variation.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: MATE 221 [Min Grade: D] and ENGR 231 [Min Grade: D]

MATE 410 Case Studies in Materials 3.0 Credits

Covers interaction of materials processing and design, materials selection, the design-failure interface, cost and capacity in manufacturing. Taught via case studies.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: MATE 221 [Min Grade: D]

MATE 450 The Nuclear Fuel Cycle & Materials 3.0 Credits

Nuclear fuel cycle, including extraction, enrichment, transmutation in a nuclear reactor, reprocessing, waste processing, repository performance. Materials for nuclear reactors, mechanical and thermal performance, radiation damage.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGR 220 [Min Grade: D] and (MEM 371 [Min Grade: D] or ECEP 404 [Min Grade: D]) and ECEP 402 [Min Grade: D]

MATE 455 Biomedical Materials 3.0 Credits

Familiarizes students with natural tissues and the implants designed to replace them, treating both components as engineering materials. Includes a review of fundamental topics of materials structure and testing, and case studies.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

MATE 458 Advanced Biomaterials 3.0 Credits

Tissue Engineering, matrices, cells, scaffold, engineering properties, constitutive relations, absorbable polymers, cell seeding, cellular isolation, cell-scaffold interaction. May be repeated for credit.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.

MATE 460 Engineering Computational Laboratory 4.0 Credits

Covers numerical techniques, finite differences and finite elements, convergence, and applications in engineering design.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: MATE 221 [Min Grade: D] and ENGR 232 [Min Grade: D] and MATH 200 [Min Grade: D]

MATE 473 Electronic, Magnetic and Optical Characterization of Energy Materials 3.0 Credits

This course will examine the selection criteria for component materials in each of these applications and cover how critical properties – electronic conductivity, mobility, ionic conductivity, magnetization, optical absorption, Seebeck coefficient – are measured.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MATE 351 [Min Grade: D]

MATE 476 Recycling of Materials 3.0 Credits

This course will examine the selection criteria for recycling component materials. Recycling involves both reusing materials for energy applications and reprocessing materials into new products.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MATE 240 [Min Grade: D] and MATE 245 [Min Grade: D]

MATE 482 Materials for Energy Storage 3.0 Credits

The course will address principles of operation of electrochemical energy storage devices and describe materials used in those devices.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGR 220 [Min Grade: D]

MATE 483 Environmental Effects on Materials 3.0 Credits

Environmental degradation is explored with a focus on electrochemical corrosion reactions in metals and alloys due to atmospheric, aqueous, chemical or elevated temperature exposure. In addition, high temperature degradation of ceramics and degradation of polymers due to exposure to heat, light and chemicals will be addressed. The role of these environmental effects during service and the impact on performance and reliability will be explored.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MATE 245 [Min Grade: D]

MATE 491 [WI] Senior Project Design I 2.0 Credits

Introduces the design process, including information retrieval, problem definition, proposal writing, patents, and design notebooks. Includes presentations on problem areas by experts from industry, government, and education. This is a writing intensive (WI) course.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.

MATE 492 Senior Project Design II 3.0 Credits

Continues MATE 491. Requires written and oral progress reports.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: MATE 491 [Min Grade: D]

MATE 493 [WI] Senior Project Design III 3.0 Credits

Continues MATE 492. Requires written and oral final reports, including oral presentations by each design team. This is a writing intensive (WI) course.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: MATE 492 [Min Grade: D]

MATE I199 Independent Study in MATE 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MATE I299 Independent Study in MATE 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MATE I399 Independent Study in MATE 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MATE I499 Independent Study in MATE 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

MATE T180 Special Topics in MATE 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MATE T280 Special Topics in MATE 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MATE T380 Special Topics in MATE 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MATE T480 Special Topics in MATE 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

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