Spring 2021 Graduate Course Listing
Graduate Coursework in Applied Sciences and Engineering
Spring 2021 Course Listing
MTSC 711 — Seminar in Materials Science and Engineering
The Applied Physical Sciences graduate student seminar series is a 1-credit required course for first-year MTSC graduate students. Students gain knowledge and learn key skillsets outside of their technical course work needed for success in their PhD program and beyond. The spring session of MTSC710 focuses on developing an Individual Development Plan, understanding the variety of career paths available for PhD-holders, and practicing research presentations.
Instruction mode: This class will be taught remotely. All interactive activities will be done via online platforms.
MTSC 718 — Seminar in Materials Science and Engineering
This is a required course for all Materials Science students in fall and spring semesters of years 2-5 of their doctoral program. The course tracks attendance at the required APS departmental seminars. Attending departmental seminars is an important component of training for MTSC doctoral students. Engaging in the seminars will help students gain a working knowledge of a variety of research areas important to their doctoral research.
Instruction mode: This class will be taught remotely.
MTSC 765 — Electronic Materials and Devices – Organic and Inorganic
The course introduces the electronic and optical processes in organic molecules and polymers that govern the behavior of practical organic optoelectronic devices. The course begins with an overview of fundamental science of electronic materials and devices. We then discuss their optoelectronic properties of organic molecules, including topics from photophysics, charge transport and injection. Emphasis will be equally placed on the use of both inorganic and organic electronic materials in organic electronic devices.
Instruction mode: This class will be taught remotely and asynchronously. The learning can be done virtually, and the schedule can be flexible.
MTSC 785 — Scientific Computing for Material Science
This course covers the physical fundamentals of material science with in-depth development of the principles controlling the formation of the structure of engineering materials. Topics include crystal structures, defects, dislocation theory, thermodynamics and phase diagrams, diffusion, interfaces and microstructures, solidification and theory of phase transformation, and physical properties of hard and soft materials.
Instruction mode: This class will accommodate in person and remote students. All students will be able to do simulations and other activites. Hands-on activities will be livestreamed to remote students through Zoom.
MTSC 994 — Doctoral Research and Dissertation
Please select the MTSC 994 section according to your PI.