Material Science (MSE)

MSE 1000     Material Science Fundamentals-Metallurgy     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: APT 8500

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

This course will provide the student a basic knowledge of the theory and practice of metallurgy, including the nature, manufacturing and principles of heat treated metals. Students will be introduced to the scope and applications of metallurgy in industry, and the treatment methods used for various materials based on desired outcomes. Material structure will be studied at the molecular level, including exposure to nanotechnologies as they relate to the scientific changes being explored in forming composite materials. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


MSE 1010     Introduction to Nanotechnology     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: NNO 1000

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

This course introduces students to the rapidly emerging field of nano science and the technology behind it, with a basic understanding of the underlying scientific basis for the behavior of nano metals, the potential uses in manufacturing by various industries and the methods of fabrication and characterization on nanomaterials in the materials science field. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


MSE 1050     Structural Properties of Materials     4 Credit Hours

Equivalent: NNO 1050

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CHE 1000 or CHE 1510 and MSE 1010 or consent of instructor.

This course introduces students to the materials science, the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of metals in the macro, micro, and nano scales. The techniques in characterizing these properties, along with the various microscopic equipment will be discussed. Processes in manufacturing nano metal particles and applications of these materials in industry will be introduced. Crystallinity and structures of nano materials will be emphasized. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4


MSE 1100     Metallography     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: MSE 1000

This course provides the student with the basics of metallographic study. The course covers all the practical methods of cutting, mounting, polishing and etching of samples. Emphasis will be on the interpretation of microstructures. The samples include both ferrous and non-ferrous metals from real world applications. The student will study the background information of the metal samples prepared and assemble a final booklet of their work. The fundamental stages of heat treated conditions will be studied using a wide variety of alloys. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


MSE 1150     Material Science - Nano Metals     4 Credit Hours

Equivalent: NNO 1100

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: MSE 1000 and MSE 1050 or consent of instructor.

This course introduces students to the material science, the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of metals in the macro, micro, and nano scales. The techniques in characterizing these properties, along with the various microscopic equipment will be discussed. Processes in manufacturing nano metal particles and applications of these materials in industry will be introduced. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4


MSE 1200     Welding Metallurgy     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: MSE 1000 or consent of instructor.

This course is designed to teach the micro structural aspects of all welding processes. This course will explore the metallurgy of welding, the types of steel and their manufacture, certain welding methods and processes, temperature changes during welding, and the contribution of alloying elements in steel to welded metal behavior. Shop floor welded pieces will be examined metallographically to see the structures discussed in the classroom as well as tensile and hardness testing to demonstrate welding integrity. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3