Your MSE Department Contact:

Ms. Vicky Lee
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Office: Room 201, LRSM
Phone: 215-898-8337


Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Below is a list of required courses for the Undergraduate Degree in Materials Science and Engineering. For a sample MSE undergraduate curriculum, including electives, click here. If you are interested in a sample curriculum for dual majors, click here.

For the latest course information, including syllabi and scheduling, visit Penn InTouch (login required). If you do not have a PennKey, you can view the MSE course list, provided by the university registrar. Please note that the registrar PDF is only updated twice per year and will not reflect all current information.


Course Title Semester Instructor
ENGR 101 Intro to Engineering Fall Pope
Chem 101 General Chem. for Engineers Fall Davies
Chem 102 General Chem. for Engineers Spring Staff
MSE 215 Introduction to Nanoscale Functional Materials Spring Agarwal
MSE 220 Structural Materials Fall Srolovitz
MSE 221 Quantum Physics of Materials Fall Khantha
MSE 221 Quantum Physics of Materials Spring Khantha
MSE 250 Nano-scale Materials Lab. Spring Winey
MSE 260 Energetics of Macro/Nanoscale Materials Spring Davies
MSE 330 Soft Materials Fall Composto
MSE 360 Structure at the Nanoscale Fall Licurse
MSE 393 Materials Selection Spring Pope
MSE 405/505 Mechanical Properties of Macro/Nanoscale Materials Fall Srolovitz
MSE 430/580 Polymers & Biomaterials Fall Yang
MSE 440 Phase Transformations Spring Pope
MSE 460 Computational Materials Eng. Fall Shenoy
MSE 465/565 Fabrication/Characterization of Nanostructured Devices Spring Yang
MSE 455/555 Electrochemical Engineering of Materials Fall/Spring Detsi
MSE 495/496 Senior Design Fall/Spring Kane