MSE Materials Science
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A Collaborative Program of the Faculty of Arts & Science and the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Materials science is the study of the structure, properties and applications of all types of materials including metals, ceramics, glasses and polymers. Currently many exciting scientific developments are in the materials field. Notable advances have been made recently in studies of amorphous metals, the quasicrystalline state, liquid crystals, semiconductors, nanostructured materials, high critical temperature superconductors, biomaterials, high strength polymers, materials processing techniques such as ion implantation and laser melting, and in new categories of engineered materials such as advanced industrial ceramics or composite materials.
Materials science is interdisciplinary, drawing on the basic sciences of chemistry and physics and on more applied subjects such as metallurgy, ceramics and polymer science. Its tools and techniques include electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, surface analysis using Auger emission spectroscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, etc.
Applied Science: Materials, MSE101H1, is designed to appeal to a wide variety of student interests. Other materials science courses are available to students having the prescribed prerequisites and the approval of the Undergraduate Student Counsellor. The specialist program in Materials Science is coordinated jointly by the Departments of Chemistry and Metallurgy and Materials Science. For further information on the program, consult the coordinators listed in the Materials Science Program section below. For further information on materials courses from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, consult the Undergraduate Student Counsellor.
Professor U. Erb, Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science,Wallberg Building, Room 140 (416-978-7308)
Materials Science Programs
Materials Science (Science program)
Consult Undergraduate Associate Chair, Department of Chemistry and Professor U. Erb, Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science.
Enrolment in this program requires completion of four courses; no minimum GPA required.
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