Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering
The master of science degree program advances knowledge through post-baccalaureate coursework and state-of-the-art research in preparation for careers in industrial research and development. The M.S. degree is also generally acceptable as a prerequisite for study toward the doctorate. In line with the department’s approach to its graduate programs, a student has considerable flexibility, in consultation with his or her adviser, in formulating an M.S. program.
The master of science degree requires completion of a minimum of 32 credit hours of approved work, which includes six to eight credit hours of thesis research. Before completion of the first semester of graduate study, full-time students should select an area of specialization and a permanent adviser. Graduate students pursuing the M.S. degree on a part-time basis should select a permanent adviser before registering for their twelfth credit hour. The student, in consultation with the adviser, prepares a program of study that reflects individual needs and interests. The adviser must approve this program, as well as the department’s graduate studies committee, the department chair, and the Graduate College.
After completion of the thesis, the student is required to pass an oral comprehensive examination on his or her thesis and related topics. The examination committee consists of at least three appropriate faculty members who are nominated by the thesis adviser and appointed by the department’s graduate studies committee.
|Select a minimum of six courses from the following:||18|
|Introduction to Polymer Science||3|
|Advanced Aerospace Materials||3|
|Engineering Analysis I||3|
|Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics||3|
|Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties of Materials||3|
|Solidification and Crystal Growth||3|
|Design of Modern Alloys||3|
|Advanced Mechanical Metallurgy||3|
|Dislocations and Strengthening Mechanisms||3|
|Problems in High-Temperature Materials||3|
|Advanced Physical Metallurgy||3|
|Computational Methods in Materials Science and Engineering||3|
|Materials and Process Selection||3|
|Advanced Materials Processing||3|
|Select six to eight credit hours of non-core courses||6-8|
|MMAE 591||Research and Thesis M.S.||6-8|
Minimum degree credits required: 32
Up to 12 credit hours of 400-level, non-core courses that were not required for the completion of an undergraduate degree and approved by the department's graduate studies committee may count toward satisfying this requirement. Up to six credit hours of accelerated (700-level) courses are allowed.