The MSE curriculum combines general core materials subjects, taken in the Freshman and Sophomore year, followed by advanced elective subjects which treat specific materials types in Junior and Senior year. Because of flexibility in choice of elective subjects, students can tailor their academic programs to suit their interests in a certain class of materials, for example, nanoscience and nanotechnology program electronic materials program or metals and ceramics program. Students receive instruction in the classroom and in the laboratory, where they learn to use research-grade equipment.