Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) research is aimed at educating and training the next generation of thinkers to solve the biggest global challenges.
By fostering a multidisciplinary approach, MSE degree programs strive to endow students with the tools to strategically question current design paradigms and drive innovative materials and manufacturing solutions across a diverse range of sectors. Motivated by modern materials challenges in energy, computing, transportation, impact protection, robotics, and global health care, MSE programs’ comprehensive, experiential training is designed to equip graduates with a modernized skill set tailored to confront those challenges head-on.
The MSE Ph.D. degree program is designed to engage students with:
- Active hands-on training in the latest materials characterization and computational methods, materials-focused intellectual property protection and technology transfer, and professional soft skill development.
- Enhanced educational opportunities promoted through industry partnerships, facilitating internships and class time spent in active commercial manufacturing labs.
- A diverse core of faculty mentors driving advances in controlling structure at the nanoscale, predictive property modeling, high performance metal, polymer and ceramic composites, photovoltaics, and additive manufacturing.
The overall objective of the Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering is developing science and engineering professionals with multidisciplinary problem solving skills to address global challenges in the field of materials science and engineering.
Effective Fall 2017
|MSE 501||Materials Technology Transfer||1|
|MSE 502A||Materials Science & Engineering Methods: Materials Structure and Scattering||1|
|MSE 502B||Materials Science & Engineering Methods: Computational Materials Methods||1|
|MSE 503||Mechanical Behavior of Materials||3|
|MSE 504||Thermodynamics of Materials||3|
|MSE 793||Professional Development Seminar 1||4|
|MSE 799||Dissertation 2||6|
|Select at least one course from the following:||1|
|Materials Science & Engineering Methods: Materials Microscopy|
|Materials Science & Engineering Methods: Materials Spectroscopy|
|Materials Science & Engineering Methods: Bulk Properties and Performance|
|Materials Science & Engineering Methods: Experimental Methods for Materials Research|
|Select one course from the following:||3|
|Solid State Chemistry|
|Chemistry of Electronic Materials|
|Optical Properties in Solids (Select 1)|
|Introductory Condensed Matter Physics|
|Select at least 6 credits: 3|
|Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics|
|Polymer Science and Engineering|
|Materials Chemistry: Hard Materials|
|Materials Chemistry: Soft Materials|
|Materials Chemistry: Nanomaterials|
|Advanced Mechanics of Materials|
|Finite Element Method|
|Foundations of Solid Mechanics|
|Mechanics of Fatigue and Fracture|
|Nanostructures: Fundamentals and Applications|
|Thin Film Growth|
|Ethical Conduct of Research|
|Foundations of Applied Mathematics|
|Numerical Methods in Science and Engineering|
|Numerical Analysis I|
|Numerical Methods and Models I|
|Cell and Tissue Engineering|
|Advanced Composite Materials|
|Materials Issues in Mechanical Design|
|Structure and Function of Biomaterials|
|Applied Fracture Mechanics|
|Kinetics of Materials|
|Modern Topics in Condensed Matter Physics|
|Condensed Matter Theory|
|Research and Teaching|
|The Ph.D. requires a minimum of 72 credit hours, some of which may be fulfilled with the following:|
|Special Topics in Materials Science|
|Supervised College Teaching|
|Program Total Credits||72|
A minimum of 72 credits are required to complete this program.
Students must register for 1 credit of MSE 793 each of their first 4 semesters in the program.
Complete a minimum of 6 credits of MSE 799.