Departmental Advisors
Undergraduate Advisor
Brenda Wicks
CME 304
Graduate Advisor
Sara Wilson
CME 304
Departmental Notes

For course descriptions and pre-requisite information click on the subject column next to the appropriate catalog number.

THIS DEPARTMENT ENFORCES UNDERGRADUATE PREREQUISITES. Please note that the registration system may not factor in transfer work when determining if prerequisites have been met. If you are unable to register for a course and think you have met the prerequisite(s), please contact an advisor from this department to inquire about obtaining a permission code. You may be administratively dropped from a course if the prerequisite has not been met.

MSE 1800 - 001 Contemporary MSE

MSE 1800 - 001 Contemporary MSE

  • Class Number: 1110
  • Instructor: BATES, J. S. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 39

MSE 2010 - 001 Intro To MSE


This course requires registration for a lab section. Students will be automatically registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent lab section.

MSE 2010 - 001 Intro To MSE

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: SPARKS, T. D. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 4.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $65.00
  • Seats Available: 21

This course requires registration for a lab section. Students will be automatically registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent lab section.

MSE 2010 - 002 Intro To MSE


This class meets in MCE 1031.

MSE 2010 - 002 Intro To MSE

  • Class Number: 1488
  • Instructor: SPARKS, T. D. - View Feedback
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 6

This class meets in MCE 1031.

MSE 2010 - 003 Intro To MSE


Class meets in MCE 1031.

MSE 2010 - 003 Intro To MSE

  • Class Number: 9239
  • Instructor: SPARKS, T. D. - View Feedback
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 8

Class meets in MCE 1031.

MSE 2010 - 004 Intro To MSE


This class Meets in MCE 1031

MSE 2010 - 004 Intro To MSE

  • Class Number: 12493
  • Instructor: SPARKS, T. D. - View Feedback
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 7

This class Meets in MCE 1031

MSE 2160 - 001 Elements Of MSE

MSE 2160 - 001 Elements Of MSE

  • Class Number: 1112
  • Instructor: SPARKS, T. D. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 73

MSE 2165 - 002 Intro to MSE Lab


Class Meets in MCE 1031. This is a lab section for students who have completed the lecture portion of Elements of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE 2160) and majoring in MSE.

MSE 2165 - 002 Intro to MSE Lab

  • Class Number: 12483
  • Instructor: SPARKS, T. D.
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $65.00
  • Seats Available: 3

Class Meets in MCE 1031. This is a lab section for students who have completed the lecture portion of Elements of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE 2160) and majoring in MSE.

MSE 2165 - 003 Intro to MSE Lab


Class Meets in MCE 1031. This is a lab section for students who have completed the lecture portion of Elements of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE 2160) and majoring in MSE.

MSE 2165 - 003 Intro to MSE Lab

  • Class Number: 12475
  • Instructor: SPARKS, T. D.
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $65.00
  • Seats Available: 2

Class Meets in MCE 1031. This is a lab section for students who have completed the lecture portion of Elements of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE 2160) and majoring in MSE.

MSE 2165 - 004 Intro to MSE Lab


Class Meets in MCE 1031. This is a lab section for students who have completed the lecture portion of Elements of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE 2160) and majoring in MSE.

MSE 2165 - 004 Intro to MSE Lab

  • Class Number: 12494
  • Instructor: SPARKS, T. D.
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $65.00
  • Seats Available: 0

Class Meets in MCE 1031. This is a lab section for students who have completed the lecture portion of Elements of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE 2160) and majoring in MSE.

MSE 2170 - 001 Elements of MSE


This class meets with MSE 2160 during the 1st half of the semester only. This is an online course, which does not have a specific meeting time or location throughout the semester. For additional information, please visit https://online.utah.edu/about-online-learning/

MSE 2170 - 001 Elements of MSE

  • Class Number: 4110
  • Instructor: SPARKS, T. D.
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.5
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 55

This class meets with MSE 2160 during the 1st half of the semester only. This is an online course, which does not have a specific meeting time or location throughout the semester. For additional information, please visit https://online.utah.edu/about-online-learning/

MSE 3010 - 001 Mtrls Proc Lab


Sections 002, 003 & 004 belong to this lecture. This course requires registration for a lab section. Students will automatically be registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent lab section.

MSE 3010 - 001 Mtrls Proc Lab

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: BATES, J. S. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 33

Sections 002, 003 & 004 belong to this lecture. This course requires registration for a lab section. Students will automatically be registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent lab section.

MSE 3010 - 002 Mtrls Proc Lab


This class meets in MCE 1037.

MSE 3010 - 002 Mtrls Proc Lab

  • Class Number: 9840
  • Instructor: BATES, J. S. - View Feedback
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $65.00
  • Seats Available: 7

This class meets in MCE 1037.

MSE 3010 - 003 Mtrls Proc Lab


This class meets in MCE 1037.

MSE 3010 - 003 Mtrls Proc Lab

  • Class Number: 9841
  • Instructor: BATES, J. S. - View Feedback
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $65.00
  • Seats Available: 14

This class meets in MCE 1037.

MSE 3010 - 004 Mtrls Proc Lab

MSE 3010 - 004 Mtrls Proc Lab

  • Class Number: 13044
  • Instructor: BATES, J. S. - View Feedback
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $65.00
  • Seats Available: 5

MSE 3032 - 001 Intro to Thermo

MSE 3032 - 001 Intro to Thermo

  • Class Number: 7156
  • Instructor: SIMPSON, M. F. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 4.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $88.00
  • Seats Available: 16

MSE 3210 - 001 Electronic Prop Of Slds

MSE 3210 - 001 Electronic Prop Of Slds

  • Class Number: 3714
  • Instructor: COHEN, R. M. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $45.90
  • Seats Available: 27

MSE 3410 - 001 Intro To Polymers

MSE 3410 - 001 Intro To Polymers

  • Class Number: 1113
  • Instructor: BEDROV, D. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

MSE 4999 - 001 Hon Thesis/Project

MSE 4999 - 001 Hon Thesis/Project

  • Class Number: 1490
  • Instructor: JIN, J.
  • Component: Honors Thesis Project
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

MSE 5050 - 001 Optics for Energy

MSE 5050 - 001 Optics for Energy

  • Class Number: 11040
  • Instructor: MENON, R.
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 10

MSE 5050 - 002 Nanoscale Probing & Imaging

MSE 5050 - 002 Nanoscale Probing & Imaging

  • Class Number: 11687
  • Instructor: ZANG, L.
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 15

MSE 5073 - 001 Nanostruc Materials

MSE 5073 - 001 Nanostruc Materials

  • Class Number: 13444
  • Instructor: TIWARI, A. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 8

MSE 5098 - 001 Senior Design


This class is the lab component of the student's senior projects. Students will meet the first week of the semester, then meet monthly with each group independently. Group meetings typically occur outside of the scheduled class time.

MSE 5098 - 001 Senior Design

  • Class Number: 1491
  • Instructor: JIN, J.
  • Component: Special Projects
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.5
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 18

This class is the lab component of the student's senior projects. Students will meet the first week of the semester, then meet monthly with each group independently. Group meetings typically occur outside of the scheduled class time.

MSE 5201 - 001 Semicond Phy I

MSE 5201 - 001 Semicond Phy I

  • Class Number: 12531
  • Instructor: SCARPULLA, M. A.
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

MSE 5800 - 001 MSE Internship I

MSE 5800 - 001 MSE Internship I

  • Class Number: 12511
  • Instructor: CUTLER, R. - View Feedback
  • Component: Practicum
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 7

MSE 6001 - 001 Eng Mtrls

MSE 6001 - 001 Eng Mtrls

  • Class Number: 9682
  • Instructor: CUTLER, R. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 12

MSE 6032 - 001 Adv Thermo

MSE 6032 - 001 Adv Thermo

  • Class Number: 9376
  • Instructor: LIU, F. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 12

MSE 6050 - 002 Optics for Energy

MSE 6050 - 002 Optics for Energy

  • Class Number: 11041
  • Instructor: MENON, R.
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 8

MSE 6050 - 006 Smicndctr Device PHYS I

MSE 6050 - 006 Smicndctr Device PHYS I

  • Class Number: 18186
  • Instructor: SCARPULLA, M. A.
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 7

MSE 6073 - 001 Nanostruc Materials

MSE 6073 - 001 Nanostruc Materials

  • Class Number: 13445
  • Instructor: TIWARI, A. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 7

MSE 6075 - 001 Nanoscale Probe&Imaging

MSE 6075 - 001 Nanoscale Probe&Imaging

  • Class Number: 11339
  • Instructor: ZANG, L. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 13

MSE 6421 - 001 Micromachining

MSE 6421 - 001 Micromachining

  • Class Number: 17311
  • Instructor: WARREN, R.
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 10

MSE 6590 - 001 Special Projects

MSE 6590 - 001 Special Projects

  • Class Number: 3686
  • Instructor: LIU, F.
  • Component: Special Projects
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

MSE 6590 - 002 Special Projects

MSE 6590 - 002 Special Projects

  • Class Number: 11042
  • Instructor: SHETTY, D. K.
  • Instructor: SIMPSON, M. F.
  • Component: Special Projects
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

MSE 6590 - 003 Special Projects

MSE 6590 - 003 Special Projects

  • Class Number: 11128
  • Instructor: BATES, J. S.
  • Component: Special Projects
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

MSE 6590 - 004 Special Projects

MSE 6590 - 004 Special Projects

  • Class Number: 11770
  • Instructor: SCARPULLA, M. A.
  • Component: Special Projects
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

MSE 6590 - 005 Special Projects

MSE 6590 - 005 Special Projects

  • Class Number: 12565
  • Instructor: BEDROV, D.
  • Component: Special Projects
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

MSE 6590 - 006 Special Projects

MSE 6590 - 006 Special Projects

  • Class Number: 12566
  • Instructor: MINTEER, S. D.
  • Component: Special Projects
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

MSE 6590 - 007 Special Projects

MSE 6590 - 007 Special Projects

  • Class Number: 12567
  • Instructor: SPARKS, T. D.
  • Component: Special Projects
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

MSE 6590 - 008 Special Projects

MSE 6590 - 008 Special Projects

  • Class Number: 12568
  • Instructor: TIWARI, A.
  • Component: Special Projects
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 2

MSE 6590 - 009 Special Projects

MSE 6590 - 009 Special Projects

  • Class Number: 12569
  • Instructor: VIRKAR, A. V.
  • Component: Special Projects
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

MSE 6590 - 010 Special Projects

MSE 6590 - 010 Special Projects

  • Class Number: 12570
  • Instructor: ZANG, L.
  • Component: Special Projects
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

MSE 6590 - 011 Special Projects

MSE 6590 - 011 Special Projects

  • Class Number: 17704
  • Instructor: SIMPSON, M. F.
  • Component: Special Projects
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

MSE 6970 - 002 Thesis Research: MS

MSE 6970 - 002 Thesis Research: MS

  • Class Number: 2250
  • Instructor: SPARKS, T. D.
  • Component: Thesis Research
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 14

MSE 6970 - 003 Thesis Research: MS

MSE 6970 - 003 Thesis Research: MS

  • Class Number: 2251
  • Instructor: TIWARI, A.
  • Component: Thesis Research
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 15

MSE 6970 - 006 Thesis Research: MS

MSE 6970 - 006 Thesis Research: MS

  • Class Number: 10345
  • Instructor: BEDROV, D.
  • Component: Thesis Research
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

MSE 6970 - 009 Thesis Research: MS

MSE 6970 - 009 Thesis Research: MS

  • Class Number: 10346
  • Instructor: ZANG, L.
  • Component: Thesis Research
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

MSE 6970 - 011 Thesis Research: MS

MSE 6970 - 011 Thesis Research: MS

  • Class Number: 11786
  • Instructor: BATES, J. S.
  • Component: Thesis Research
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

MSE 6970 - 013 Thesis Research: MS

MSE 6970 - 013 Thesis Research: MS

  • Class Number: 17705
  • Instructor: SIMPSON, M. F.
  • Component: Thesis Research
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

MSE 7050 - 001 Electrochemical Devices

MSE 7050 - 001 Electrochemical Devices

  • Class Number: 18550
  • Instructor: VIRKAR, A. V. - View Feedback
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 6

MSE 7800 - 001 Graduate Seminar I


This is a split attendance class, where students will be assigned to attend one or more of the times listed in the schedule. Students will receive additional content through technology.

MSE 7800 - 001 Graduate Seminar I

  • Class Number: 1117
  • Instructor: SPARKS, T. D. - View Feedback
  • Component: Seminar
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 0.5
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 32

This is a split attendance class, where students will be assigned to attend one or more of the times listed in the schedule. Students will receive additional content through technology.

MSE 7970 - 001 Thesis Research: PhD

MSE 7970 - 001 Thesis Research: PhD

  • Class Number: 2252
  • Instructor: LIU, F.
  • Component: Thesis Research
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 15

MSE 7970 - 002 Thesis Research: PhD

MSE 7970 - 002 Thesis Research: PhD

  • Class Number: 8410
  • Instructor: SPARKS, T. D.
  • Component: Thesis Research
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

MSE 7970 - 004 Thesis Research: PhD

MSE 7970 - 004 Thesis Research: PhD

  • Class Number: 2254
  • Instructor: TIWARI, A.
  • Component: Thesis Research
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 15

MSE 7970 - 005 Thesis Research: PhD

MSE 7970 - 005 Thesis Research: PhD

  • Class Number: 2255
  • Instructor: VIRKAR, A. V.
  • Component: Thesis Research
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 15

MSE 7970 - 007 Thesis Research: PhD

MSE 7970 - 007 Thesis Research: PhD

  • Class Number: 4059
  • Instructor: BEDROV, D.
  • Component: Thesis Research
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 10

MSE 7970 - 008 Thesis Research: PhD

MSE 7970 - 008 Thesis Research: PhD

  • Class Number: 2253
  • Instructor: SCARPULLA, M. A.
  • Component: Thesis Research
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

MSE 7970 - 010 Thesis Research: PhD

MSE 7970 - 010 Thesis Research: PhD

  • Class Number: 5575
  • Instructor: ZANG, L.
  • Component: Thesis Research
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 10

MSE 7970 - 011 Thesis Research: PhD

MSE 7970 - 011 Thesis Research: PhD

  • Class Number: 5776
  • Instructor: SHETTY, D. K.
  • Component: Thesis Research
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

MSE 7970 - 012 Thesis Research: PhD

MSE 7970 - 012 Thesis Research: PhD

  • Class Number: 12571
  • Instructor: SCARPULLA, M. A.
  • Component: Thesis Research
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

MSE 7970 - 013 Thesis Research: PhD

MSE 7970 - 013 Thesis Research: PhD

  • Class Number: 12572
  • Instructor: BATES, J. S.
  • Component: Thesis Research
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

MSE 7970 - 014 Thesis Research: PhD

MSE 7970 - 014 Thesis Research: PhD

  • Class Number: 17706
  • Instructor: SIMPSON, M. F.
  • Component: Thesis Research
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3