Carnegie Mellon University
Disciplinary concentration in Materials Science and Engineering

Engineering Concentration in
Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

To complete the Engineering Concentration in MSE, students must successfully complete
36 units of approved MSE graduate-level courses.

  • Students must complete 12 units of required concentration courses.
  • Students must complete 24 units of approved concentration electives.
  • Pre-approved courses are given in the list below.
  • Appropriate alternative courses must be approved by the EST&P program and the
    MSE department.
MSE Required Courses
Students must take 12 units of required concentration courses.
Semester Units
27-798 Thermodynamics I Mini 1 6
27-799 Thermodynamics II Mini 2 6
MSE Concentration Electives
Students must take 24 units of concentration electives.
Semster Units
27-700 (24-643)
S.T.: Energy Storage Materials and Systems
Fall
12
27-705 Nanostructered Materials Spring 12
27-718 Soft Materials Fall 12
27-721 Processing Design Fall 12
27-722 Basics and Applications of Power Magnetic Devices Occasional 12
27-724 Materials for Energy Storage
Occasional
6
27-725 Materials in Nuclear Systems
Occasional
6
27-727 Mechanical Behavior in Extreme Environments

Spring 

6

27-728 Materials for Future Energy Systems Occasional 6
27-729 Solid State Devices for Energy Conversion Fall 6
27-730 Energy Consumption and Minimization in Metals Production Occasional 6
27-750 Advanced Characterization and Microstructural Analysis Spring 12
27-752 Foundations of Semiconductor Nanostructures

 Occasional

12

27-765 S.T. in Materials Science: Materials and Society Occasional 12
27-766 Diffusion in Materials Fall 6
27-770 Electronic, Magnetic, and Optical Properties

Spring 

12

27-771 S.T. Materials and Devices for Energy Efficiency Applications Occasional 12
27-788 Defects in Materials Fall 6
27-794 Chemical Stability of Materials in Extreme Environments Occasional 6
27-796 Structure of Materials Fall 6
27-797 Bonding of Materials

Fall 

6

Graduate engineering classes are generally offered once per year, though they may be taught less frequently.
Mini numbers denote the order of these half-semester sessions: 1 & 2 are in the fall and 3 & 4 in the spring.
Special Topics classes (S.T.) are new or infrequent classes that may not be regularly scheduled.
For course descriptions, search CMU’s Schedule of Classes .