Undergraduate Program

The MSE undergraduate program provides students with a comprehensive overview of materials science where the structure of matter are manipulated to produce valuable properties (mechanical, electrical, optical, etc.). Our curriculum reflects the current interests in the field including nanoscale and meta materials, materials used in energy and the health sciences, and computational materials science. The program builds upon an introductory knowledge of chemistry, physics, and mathematics and starts with MSE 220, “Introduction to Materials Science,” a broad overview course with daily demonstrations. Our courses incorporate the fundamentals of materials science with illustrations focusing on applications.

Department Contacts:

Vanessa Chan
Professor and Undergraduate Chair
vanessazchan@seas.upenn.edu

Ms. Vicky Lee
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
LRSM, Room 201
Phone: 215-898-8337
vickylt@seas.upenn.edu