Master of Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering

This program is aimed at broadening student potential beyond the B.S., enhancing technical versatility and, in some instances, providing the opportunity for changes in career path. The master of engineering program is a course-only degree program and requires a minimum of 30 credit hours. There is no thesis or comprehensive examination requirement. The student, in consultation with his or her adviser, prepares a program of study that reflects individual needs and interests. The adviser, as well as the department’s graduate studies committee, the department chair, and the Graduate College must approve this program. Students working toward this degree are not eligible for departmental financial support.


Required Courses (18)
Select a minimum of six courses from the following:18
Failure Analysis3
Introduction to Ceramic Materials3
Introduction to Polymer Science3
Advanced Aerospace Materials3
Engineering Analysis I3
Advanced Thermodynamics3
Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics3
Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties of Materials3
Solidification and Crystal Growth3
Design of Modern Alloys3
Advanced Mechanical Metallurgy3
Dislocations and Strengthening Mechanisms3
Materials Laboratory3
Problems in High-Temperature Materials3
Fracture Mechanisms3
Advanced Physical Metallurgy3
Computational Methods in Materials Science and Engineering3
Miscrostructural Characterization of Materials3
Transmission Electron Microscopy3
Ferrous Transformations3
Materials and Process Selection3
Fiber Composites3
Advanced Materials Processing3
Thermodynamics in Materials Science3
Elective Courses (12)
Select 12 credit hours12
Total Credit Hours30

To complete the degree requirements, students may choose from a list of courses and may apply up to 9 credit hours of 400-level courses, as long as they were not used to satisfy requirements for an undergraduate degree. Up to 6 credit hours of accelerated (700-level) courses are allowed.