The Catholic University of America

Course List

 
A list of courses to be offered for the proposed MSE program is provided in the Table below and descriptions are provided at the end. 
 
Core and MSE elective courses offered.
CORE Courses
Level
Credits
Comp. Methods for Grad Students
500
3
Experimental Tech Grad Students
500
3
Math Analysis for Grad Students
500
3
Intro Materials Engineering
500
3
Mechanical Properties of Materials
500
3
Electrical Properties of Materials
500
3
Kinetics of Materials: Physical Properties
500
3
General MSE Electives:
Technology Dev and Evaluation
500
3
Polymer Engineering / Soft Materials
500
3
Artificial Organ Engineering
500
3
MSE Grad Seminar
500
1
Thermodyn & Kinetics Materials
600
3
Master’s Thesis
600
3-6
Special Topics
600
3
Nanotechnology Electives:
Processing of Nano-Materials (w/lab work)
600
4
Lithography of Nanostructures (w/lab work)
600
4
Nano-Mechanics of Materials
600
3
Biomaterials Electives:
Introduction to Biomaterials
500
3
Biomechanics of Hard Tissue
500
3
Cell & Tissue Engineering
500
3
Biomedical Sensors
500
3
Magnetic & Optical Materials Electives:
Optical Systems and Devices
500
3
Physics of Electro-Optics, Photonics and Magneto-optics
600
3
Chemistry, Glass, Ceramics & Metallurgy Electives:
Glass Science
500
3
Industrial Processing of Materials
500
3
Introduction to Organic Chemistry
500
3
Introduction to Solid State Chemistry
600
3
Electronic processes in Non-Crystalline Materials
700
3
Processing & Instrumentation
Electrochemical Processing of Materials
600
3
Micro- and Nano-Device Processing
600
3
Imaging Technologies
500
3
5xx: 1st yr Graduate Courses; 6xx: Adv. Grad Course; 7xx: Doctoral level course
 
 
 
Special Topics Courses
 
Computational Materials Science, Transport Phenomena, Fracture and Fatigue, Welding and Joining Processes, Systems Perspectives on Industrial Ecology, Sustainable Energy: Economic and Environmental Issues, Engineering Risk-Benefit Analysis,Symmetry and Tensor Properties of Materials are some of the courses that are not listed in the Table  but will be offered as “Special Topic” courses from time to time if sufficient student interest is perceived.