Skip to main content

Students

Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

This concentration area is recommended for students interested in developing industry relevant knowledge of the processing, synthesis and characterization of novel materials with tailored, electronic, photonic, magnetic and/or optical properties required for medical, energy, sensing, computational and information science applications and more.

Recommended math elective

Choose one course from the list on B.S. Degree Requirements. If you don't have a preference, selecting INDE 315 (Probability and Statistics for Engineers) is encouraged (NOTE: INDE 315 can count EITHER towards the Math Elective OR as one of the Engineering Fundamentals Electives, but it cannot count in both categories).

Recommended natural science electives

Choose two courses from list. Select courses that meet the prerequisites for the technical electives you want to take, if applicable

Course and Credits Title Notes
CHEM 162/165 (5) General Chemistry - 3rd quarter Prereq 1.7+ in CHEM 152 or 2.2+ in CHEM 155

CHEM 312 (3)

Inorganic Chemistry Prereqs are CHEM 153/155/162; and CHEM 224/238/336. CHEM 165 students have already completed the equivalent of this course.

CHEM 317 (4)

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory Prereq is CHEM 165 or CHEM 312

CHEM 452, CHEM 455, or CHEM 456 (3)

Physical Chemistry Prereqs for all are CHEM 153, 155, or 162; MATH 126 or MATH 136; and PHYS 123
PHYS 224 (3) Thermal Physics Prereqs are Math 126/136 and PHYS 123
PHYS 227 (4) Elementary Mathematical Physics Prereq: 2.0+ grades in each of PHYS 121, PHYS 122, PHYS 123, and MATH 126
PHYS 228 (4) Elementary Mathematical Physics Prereq 2.0+ in PHYS 227

Recommended engineering fundamentals electives

Choose 8 credits.

Course and Credits Title Notes
EE 215 (4) Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering Prereq MATH 126/136, MATH 207 (or MATH 307), and PHYS 122
NME 220 (4) Introduction to Molecular and Nanoscale Principles  

Recommended technical elective requirements

15 Credits, a minimum of 9 credits of MSE classes.

Course and Credits Title Notes
MSE 450 (3)

Magnetism, Magnetic Materials, and Related Technologies

 
MSE 452 (3) Functional Properties of Materials II  
MSE 471 (3) Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering  
MSE 476 (3) Introduction to Optoelectronic Materials  
MSE 484 (3)

Electronic and Optoelectronic Polymers

Prereq CHEM 453 or CHEM 455
MSE 486 (3) Fundamentals of Integrated Circuit Technology  
MSE 504 (4) Introduction to Microelectro Mechanical Systems  
MSE 565 (3) Electron Theory of Materials  

AMATH 401 (3)

Vector Calculus and Complex Variables Prereq Math 126/136

AMATH 403 (3)

Methods for Partial Differential Equations Prereqs AMATH 401; either AMATH 351, MATH 136, or MATH 207 (or MATH 307)
BIOEN 504 (4) Introduction to Technology Commercialization  
CHEM 312 (3) Inorganic Chemistry

Prereqs are CHEM 153/155/162; AND CHEM 224/238/336. CHEM 165 students have already completed the equivalent of this course.

CHEM 452, CHEM 455, or CHEM 456 (3)

Physical Chemistry Prereqs for all are CHEM 153, 155, or 162; MATH 126 or MATH 136; and PHYS 123. Courses can count towards the Natural Science Requirement or the Technical Elective Requirement but not both
PHYS 321 (4) Electromagnetism Prereq 2.0 in PHYS 227; Two of PHYS 228, MATH 207 (or MATH 307), MATH 208 (or MATH 308), MATH 209 (or MATH 309), or MATH 224 (or MATH 324)
PHYS 324 (4) Quantum Mechanics

Prereq 2.0 in PHYS 225, PHYS 228

PHYS 325 (4) Quantum Mechanics

Prereq PHYS 324

ENGR 321 Engineering Internship Education Earn 1 credit for an internship 1-20 hours/week, and 2 credits for an internship 20 hours/week+.  Can count up to 4 credits of internship towards your degree

Impact areas