Minor in MSE Undergraduate
To receive a minor in Materials Science and Engineering, a student must complete 18 hours of the following courses with a grade of C or better in each course. Courses must be approved in advance by the MSE Undergraduate Program Advisor.
A student must complete:
MSE 3300 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering (MAE 2321 for MAE majors)
MSE 3321 Mechanical Behavior of Materials (MAE 3321 for MAE majors)
MSE 4320 Nanoscale Materials, and three of the following courses for which the prerequisites are satisfied
MSE 4310 Polymer Material Science
MSE 4315 Introduction to Composites (MAE 4315 for MAE majors)
MSE 4336 Advanced Mechanical Behavior of Materials (MAE 4336 for MAE majors)
MSE 4337 Fatigue of Engineering Materials (MAE 4390 for MAE majors)
MSE 4338 Failure Analysis (MAE 4338 for MAE majors)
MSE 4339 Fracture Mechanics (MAE 4339 for MAE majors)
MSE 4390 Special Topics in Materials Science (e.g., electrical, optical and magnetic properties of materials)
CHEM 3307 Introduction to polymer chemistry
CHEM 3315 Introduction to Biophysical Chemistry
CHEM 3321 Physical Chemistry
CHEM 4303 Quantum Chemistry
CHEM 4318 Inorganic Chemistry CHEM 4346 Advanced Synthetic Methods
MAE 3344 Introduction to Manufacturing Engineering
PHYS 3313 Introduction to Modern Physics
PHYS 3455 Electronics
PHYS 4324 Advanced Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 4325 Solid State Physics
PHYS 4326 Introduction to Quantum Physics
Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering: The Master of Science degree is a research-oriented degree in which completion of a thesis is mandatory. The program consists of a minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework (a minimum of 18 credit hours in MSE courses) and an acceptable thesis (minimum of six credit hours).
Master of Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering: The Master of Engineering degree is an engineering practice-oriented program requiring a minimum of 36 credit hours (A minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework must be in MSE courses.). A maximum of six hours may be a special project.
A final program examination is required of all master's degree candidates. Non-thesis degree candidates will fulfill the program examination requirement upon the successful completion of MSE 5192, Master's Comprehensive Examination. Candidates must enroll in MSE 5192 in the semester they intend to graduate.
The M.S. and M. Engr. dgree programs require successful completion of three courses out of the following four core courses:
MSE 5304 Analysis of Materials
MSE 5405 Solid State Physics and Thermodynamics of Materials
MSE 5312 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
MSE 5321 Phase Transformations of Materials
The remaining courses can be selected from a diverse variety of materials topics.
The Ph.D. degree program involves an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach that requires students to complete a set of Materials Science and Engineering core courses augmented by elective offerings in aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering and physics. More