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MSE (Materials Science and Engineering)
255
014576
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Experimental Methods for Structural Analysis of Materials
Exp Meth Struct Anly Mat
College of Engineering
Materials Engineering (14MAT)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
2
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Laboratory3.0
Lecture1.0
Course Attribute(s)


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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Cheryl Cass
Director of Undergraduate Programs

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Laboratory6020Yes1 classroom section of 60 and 3 laboratory sections of 20
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Corequisite: MSE 201 or MSE 203 or BME 203
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
14MSEBSMaterials Science and EngineeringRequired
14MSEBIOMaterials Science and Engineering - Biomaterials ConcentrationRequired
14MSENANOMaterials Science and Engineering - Nanomaterials ConcentrationRequired
Principles and application of basic techniques for characterizing the structure of materials at different length scales. Optical microscopy, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, X-ray diffraction and spectroscopic methods applied to metals, ceramics, polymers and semiconducting materials.

The inclusion of MSE 203 and BME 203 incorporates students from the new biomaterials concentration.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing this course should be able to:



  • Describe the principles, uses, and limitations of basic characterization techniques designed to elucidate structural features of materials at different length scales.

  • Demonstrate the ability to select structural characterization techniques appropriate to the class of materials, size of the structure, and type of information required.

  • Articulate structure-property-testing method relationships.

  • Write an effective technical report.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Lab Report90%10 written laboratory reports
Quizzes10%Quizzes will cover experimental procedures that students should be familiar with before coming to lab.

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