Materials Science and Engineering

College of Engineering

 

Chair Efstathios Meletis

 

Web www.uta.edu/mse/

Email mse@uta.edu

Phone 817.272.2398

Fax 817.272.2538

 

231 Engineering Lab Building

Degrees / Certificates

Master’s Degrees

Materials Science and Engineering, M.Engr.

Materials Science and Engineering, M.S.

Doctoral Degrees

Materials Science and Engineering, B.S. to Ph.D.

Materials Science and Engineering, Ph.D.

Graduate Faculty

Kyungsuk Yum

Professor

Pranesh Aswath

Ronald Elsenbaumer

Choong-Un Kim

Efstathios Meletis

Associate Professor

Yaowu Hao

Seong Jin Koh

Assistant Professor

Fuqiang Liu

Research Professor

Nai Yuen Chen

Wiley P Kirk

Harry Fred Tibbals

Graduate Advisors

Seong Jin Koh

Materials Science and Engineering, M.Engr.

Materials Science and Engineering, M.S.

Materials Science and Engineering, Ph.D.

Department Information

Courses

 

Department Information

Objective

Admission

Continuation

Degree Requirements

 

Objective

The graduate program in materials science and engineering is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of phenomena occurring in materials and their associated chemical, electrical, mechanical, and physical properties. The master’s program prepares students for professional careers in materials science and engineering or for additional studies at the doctoral level.

Candidates for a master’s or doctoral degree may elect programs emphasizing metals, polymers, ceramics, composite materials, or electronic materials, as well as a number of other areas. Although the program is administered through the College of Engineering, it is broadly interdisciplinary, actively involving faculty in both the College of Science and the College of Engineering. In addition to materials science and engineering courses, applicable courses are in the disciplines of aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and physics.

 

Admission

Applicants for the master’s or doctoral degrees must have either a baccalaureate or master’s degree in engineering or science. Applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree and wish to pursue a doctoral degree without completing a master’s degree may apply for admission into the B.S. to Ph.D. Track. The minimum admission requirements to this highly competitive track are the same as those for all doctoral applicants. Doctoral candidates shall also demonstrate through previous academic preparation the potential to carry out independent research in materials science and engineering. All applicants must meet the general requirements of the Graduate School as stated in the section of this catalog entitled "Admission Requirements and Procedures." Applicants not meeting all criteria may be admitted on a provisional or probationary basis.

For applicants with no prior training in engineering or with insufficient undergraduate materials coursework, the same minimum criteria will apply. Additionally, their records will be reviewed in relation to their materials backgrounds, and probationary status with specific remedial work required may be a basis for acceptance of such applicants.

The UT Arlington Materials Science and Engineering Program uses the following guidelines in the admission review process:

Unconditional Admission

Unconditional admission into the Materials Science and Engineering Program requires the submission of items 1 through 5 below for each degree program. A typical successful applicant will have met the following admission requirements:

Master’s Program
  1. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work in an appropriate engineering or science discipline. (For some international applicants where GPA calculation based on a 4.0 scale is not performed, a minimum performance level of 70 percentile is expected. This minimum expectation may be higher for some countries, where less stringent grading criteria are used.) Performance in core materials-related courses is of particular importance.
  2. A GRE score of at least 400 (verbal) and 700 (quantitative). For those applicants whose GRE verbal score falls below 400, high TOEFL scores may be considered to offset the GRE verbal score.
  3. Three favorable, veracious recommendations, via the university’s recommendation form or via recommmendation letter.
  4. A Statement of Purpose detailing the applicant’s background, education, professional goals, technical interests, and research interests.
  5. An applicant whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL, TSE, or IELTS English proficiency test scores. Minimum performance levels expected for each test are: paper-based TOEFL score of 550 with a TWE of 3.5, computer-based TOEFL score of 223, TSE-A score of 45, IELTS score of 6.5, or TOEFL iBT total score of 84 with sectional scores of 22 for writing, 21 for speaking, 20 for reading, and 20 for listening.
Doctoral Program
  1. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.3 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work in an appropriate engineering or science discipline. (For some international applicants where GPA calculation based on a 4.0 scale is not performed, a minimum performance level of 75 percentile is expected. This minimum expectation may be higher for some countries, where less stringent grading criteria are used.) Performance in core materials-related courses is of particular importance.
  2. A GRE score of at least 425 (verbal) and 750 (quantitative). For those applicants whose GRE verbal score falls below 425, high TOEFL scores may be considered to offset the GRE verbal score.
  3. Three favorable, veracious recommendations, via the university’s recommendation form or via recommmendation letter.
  4. A Statement of Purpose detailing the applicant’s background, education, professional goals, technical interests, and research interests.
  5. An applicant whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL, TSE, or IELTS English proficiency test scores. Minimum performance levels expected for each test are: paper-based TOEFL score of 550 with a TWE of 3.5, computer-based TOEFL score of 223, TSE-A score of 45, IELTS score of 6.5, or TOEFL iBT total score of 84 with sectional scores of 22 for writing, 21 for speaking, 20 for reading, and 20 for listening.

Probationary Admission

Probationary admission into the Materials Science and Engineering Program may be permitted under the following conditions for each degree program:

Master’s Program
  1. If an applicant meets any two of the items 1, 2, and 3 above for the master’s program.
  2. A Statement of Purpose detailing the applicant’s background, education, professional goals, technical interests, and research interests.
  3. An applicant whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL, TSE, or IELTS English proficiency test scores. Minimum performance levels expected for each test are: paper-based TOEFL score of 550 with a TWE of 3.5, computer-based TOEFL score of 223, TSE-A score of 45, IELTS score of 6.5, or TOEFL iBT total score of 84 with sectional scores of 22 for writing, 21 for speaking, 20 for reading, and 20 for listening.
Doctoral Program
  1. If an applicant meets any two of the items 1, 2, and 3 above for the doctoral program.
  2. A Statement of Purpose detailing the applicant’s background, education, professional goals, technical interests, and research interests.
  3. An applicant whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL, TSE, or IELTS English proficiency test scores. Minimum performance levels expected for each test are: paper-based TOEFL score of 550 with a TWE of 3.5, computer-based TOEFL score of 223, TSE-A score of 45, IELTS score of 6.5, or TOEFL iBT total score of 84 with sectional scores of 22 for writing, 21 for speaking, 20 for reading, and 20 for listening.

Provisional Admission

An applicant who is unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admission deadline, but who otherwise appears to meet admission requirements, may be granted provisional admission.

Deferred

If an applicant does not present adequate evidence of meeting admission requirements, the admission decision may be deferred until admission records are complete or the requirements are met.

Denial of Admission

A candidate may be denied admission if he/she has less than satisfactory performance in two out of three of the first three admission criteria.

Waiver of Graduate Record Exam

A waiver of the Graduate record Exam may be considered for a UT Arlington graduate who graduated within the past three years and has completed an engineering or science degree closely related to materials science and engineering. The student’s GPA must equal or exceed 3.0 in each of two calculations: (a) in the last 60 hours of study and (2) in all undergraduate coursework completed at UT Arlington. The GRE waiver may be extended to include non-UT Arlington candidates that have undergraduate degrees (with GPA of 3.3 or above) from U.S. universities with an ABET accredited engineering program or other select U.S. universities subject to graduate advisor’s approval. The waiver of the GRE applies only to applicants for the master’s degree programs. Interested applicants should contact the Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Advisor.

Eligibility for Scholarships/Fellowships

Students that are admitted will be eligible for available scholarship or fellowship support. Award of scholarships or fellowships will be based on the student’s relative standing with respect to other qualified applicants.

Continuation

The Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Program, in fulfillment of its responsibility to graduate highly qualified professional engineers and scientists, has established certain policies and procedures. In addition to the requirements of the Graduate School listed elsewhere in this catalog, to continue in the program each materials science and engineering graduate student must:

  1. Maintain at least a B (3.0) overall GPA in all coursework, and
  2. Demonstrate suitability for professional practice.

At such time as questions are raised by materials science and engineering graduate faculty regarding either of the above, the student will be notified and will be given the opportunity to respond to the Committee on Graduate Studies for Materials Science and Engineering. The Committee on Graduate Studies will review the student’s performance and make a recommendation concerning the student’s eligibility to continue in the program. Appeal of a decision on continuation may be made through normal procedures outlined in the section of this catalog entitled "Grievances Other than Grades."

 

Degree Requirements

Master’s Degrees

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 (MSE 5394 and MSE 5395).

MSE 5300 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering: This course must be taken by any students whose academic backgrounds are different from Materials Science and Engineering. An exemption may be granted by the Graduate Advisor if it is determined that the student has a solid foundation for Materials Science and Engineering. The credit for MSE 5300 will not be counted towards the total credits required for graduation. However, the grade of MSE 5300 will be counted in calculating the GPA.

The M.S. and M. Engr. degree programs require successful completion of the following four core courses:

MSE 5304. Analysis of Materials

MSE 5305. Solid State Physics and Thermodynamics of Materials

MSE 5312. Mechanical Behavior of Materials

MSE 5321. Phase Transformations of Materials

B.S. to Ph.D. Track

In addition to the requirements listed below for the Ph.D. degree, a B.S.-Ph.D. Track student will be required to enroll in at least three hours of research each semester during the student’s first two years, receiving a pass/fail grade (no R grade) in these hours. A B.S.-Ph.D. student must have a faculty research (dissertation) advisor prior to the start of the student’s second full semester. A B.S.-Ph.D. student must take the Ph.D. diagnostic examinations prior to the start of the student’s third full semester.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Ph.D. degree program involves an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach which 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. The degree is a research degree which requires the candidate successfully to carry out independent research in an area acceptable to the Committee on Graduate Studies for Materials Science and Engineering. A student’s research is directed by a faculty member from any of the departments or programs participating in the Materials Science and Engineering Program.

The Ph.D. degree program requires successful completion of the following curriculum components:

  1. A minimum of 24 semester hours of graduate coursework is expected for students entering with an appropriate master’s degree or, for highly qualified students, a minimum of 42 semester hours of graduate coursework is expected for student’s entering with a bachelor’s degree, as approved by the Committee on Graduate Studies for Materials Science and Engineering. The 42 semester hours may include MSE 5392 and MSE 5393. Additional coursework may be required by the student’s doctoral dissertation committee.
  2. Four core courses or their equivalent are required for all doctoral students:

    MSE 5304. Analysis of Materials

    MSE 5305. Solid State Physics and Thermodynamics of Materials

    MSE 5312. Mechanical Behavior of Materials

    MSE 5321. Phase Transformations of Materials

  3. One of these two courses is required for all doctoral students:

    MSE 5345. Ceramic Materials

    MSE 5347. Polymer Materials Science

  4. Three of the following supplemental elective courses must be taken by all doctoral students, as approved by the Committee on Graduate Studies for Materials Science and Engineering. Courses from other disciplines may also be taken, which requires permissions from the Graduate Advisor and student’s Supervising Advisor.

    MSE 5315. Fatigue of Engineering Materials

    MSE 5316. Tribology and Coatings

    MSE 5320. Nanoscale Materials

    MSE 5330. Fundamentals of Corrosion Science and Engineering

    MSE 5333. Magnetic Properties of Materials

    MSE 5336. Electrical Properties of Materials

    MSE 5341. Transmission Electron Microscopy in Materials Science

    MSE 5345. Ceramic Materials

    MSE 5347. Polymer Materials Science

    MSE 5351. Current Topics in Nanotechnology

    MSE 5352. Solar Energy Materials and Devices

    MSE 5353. Fundamentals of Sustainable Energy

    MSE 5354. Solid State Electronic Devices

    MSE 5355. Materials for Energy

    • Elective courses will be taken by all doctoral students which will allow specialization within a particular academic discipline. Graduate courses in chemistry, physics and engineering will be selected for this purpose in consultation with the student’s research advisor, subject to approval by the Committee on Graduate Studies for Materials Science and Engineering.
    • MSE 5300 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering: This course must be taken by any students whose academic backgrounds are different from Materials Science and Engineering. An exemption may be granted by the Graduate Advisor if it is determined that the student has a solid foundation for Materials Science and Engineering. The credit for MSE 5300 will not be counted towards the total credits required for graduation. However, the grade of MSE 5300 will be counted in calculating the GPA.

After completion of the first year’s coursework (i.e., core courses), students must satisfactorily complete diagnostic examinations which may be written or oral or written and oral with a supplemental interview with faculty members, as determined by the Committee on Graduate Studies in Materials Science and Engineering.

Upon completion of all or nearly all of the coursework requirements and after having demonstrated research ability through partial completion of dissertation research, a student must satisfactorily complete a comprehensive examination.

The dissertation research will be formulated in conjunction with the student’s faculty research advisor who may be associated with any of the following academic disciplines participating in the Materials Science and Engineering Program: aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, and physics. The dissertation research represents the culmination of the student’s academic efforts and is expected to demonstrate original and independent research activity and be a significant contribution to knowledge in the field.

 

MSE Courses

MSE5141 – TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LAB

0 Lecture Hours  ·  1 Lab Hour

Specimen preparation. Operation of the transmission electron microscope. Beam alignment and rotation calibration. Bright field and dark field imaging. Weak beam imaging. Examination of defects.

 

MSE5190 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

May be repeated for credit when topic changes.

 

MSE5191 – ADVANCED STUDIES IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

Topics selected from various areas of materials science and engineering. Work performed as a thesis substitute normally will be accomplished under the course number 5391, with prior approval of the Committee on Graduate Studies.

 

MSE5192 – MASTER'S COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

Directed study, consultation, and comprehensive examination over coursework leading to the Master of Engineering degree in Materials Science and Engineering. Required of all Master of Engineering students in the semester they plan to graduate.

 

MSE5193 – SEMINAR IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

Selected topics in materials science and engineering presented by faculty, students, and invited lecturers.

 

MSE5290 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

May be repeated for credit when topic changes.

 

MSE5291 – ADVANCED STUDIES IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Topics selected from various areas of materials science and engineering. Work performed as a thesis substitute normally will be accomplished under the course number 5391, with prior approval of the Committee on Graduate Studies.

 

MSE5300 – INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Physical, mechanical, electrical, optical, magnetic, thermal, and chemical properties of metals, semiconductors, ceramics, polymers, composites, and aggregates and the relationships between these properties and the electronic, crystal, micro- and macro-structures of the materials.

 

MSE5304 – ANALYSIS OF MATERIALS

2 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Theoretical understandings and practical applications of various characterization techniques to materials analysis, ranging from x-rays and electron diffraction, x-ray spectroscopy, and surface topography, are discussed. Practice of these techniques in lab class typically includes SEM spectroscopy, powder diffraction, Laue diffraction, and the double crystal x-ray diffraction.

 

MSE5305 – SOLID STATE PHYSICS AND THERMODYNAMICS OF MATERIALS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Fundamentals of Solid State Physics and principles of classical thermodynamics and statistical thermodynamics.

 

MSE5310 – DISLOCATION THEORY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Theory of dislocations and their reactions and interactions in crystalline materials developed and extended into a basic understanding of mechanical properties of crystalline materials.

 

MSE5312 – MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF MATERIALS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Concepts of stress and strain, theory of plasticity. Elementary dislocation theory. Deformation of single crystals. Strengthening mechanisms like solid solution strengthening, precipitation hardening, etc. Elementary concepts in fracture mechanics. Microscopic aspects of fracture, fatigue, and creep of materials.

 

MSE5314 – FRACTURE MECHANICS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Theory and applications of linear elastic fracture mechanics. Topics include stress analysis of cracks, crack-tip plasticity, fatigue and stress corrosion. Applicability to materials selection, failure analysis and structural reliability reviewed.

 

MSE5315 – FATIGUE OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Cyclic deformation, fatigue crack initiation and growth in ductile solids. Application of fracture mechanics to fatigue. Mechanisms of crack closure. Variable and multiaxial fatigue and corrosion fatigue. Fatigue of brittle solids.

 

MSE5316 – TRIBOLOGY, LUBRICATION AND COATINGS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the Tribology and Lubrication process in materials. This course will employ theoretical and practical examples. Mechanism of coating deposition for tribological, oxidation and corrosion protection. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

 

MSE5320 – NANOSCALE MATERIALS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Introduction to the synthesis, properties and applications of inorganic thin films and nanoparticles.

 

MSE5321 – PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS OF MATERIALS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The theory of homogeneous and heterogeneous transformations, nucleation and growth, martensitic transformations, heat treatment and control of microstructure.

 

MSE5330 – CORROSION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Quantitative application of electrochemical principles to corrosion reactions. Effects of metallurgical factors and environmental conditions on oxidation, erosion, and cracking discussed along with materials selection.

 

MSE5331 – FERROELECTRIC DEVICES

2 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Crystallography and its relation to ferroelectrics, effects of crystal symmetry on crystal properties, isotropic and anisotropic properties, matrix and tensor representation of physical properties, transformation of axes, principal axes of tensor, crystal properties in matrix notation, matrix method, electrostatics, thermodynamics of electrification, origin of spontaneous polarization, ferroelectric materials, fabrication of ceramics and in depth discussion of representative ferroelectric, electrostrictive, dielectric and piezoelectric devices. Fabrication and characterization of piezoelectric actuator. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

 

MSE5333 – MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Classical and quantum mechanical understandings of magnetic properties of materials. Specific applications of these properties to various devices are discussed. Prerequisite: MSE 5405 or permission of instructor.

 

MSE5334 – OPTICAL PROCESSES IN SOLID MATERIALS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Basic understanding of optical response of materials based on classical and quantum models. Particular focus on all phenomena involving light in semiconductors and their optoelectronic applications. Optical properties of solid materials with reduced dimensionality such as thin films and quantum wells and dots. Prerequisite: MSE 5405 or permission of instructor.

 

MSE5336 – ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Advanced discussion of electronic structure, transport mechanisms in metals, semiconductors and superconductors, with applications to materials used in various electronic devices.

 

MSE5339 – FAILURE ANALYSIS AND RELIABILITY ENGINEERING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The basic scope of this course is to understand 1) various types of failure modes in engineering materials, 2) contributing factors to those failures and 3) analysis and detection methods employed in the relevant industries. The failure of engineering materials under discussion includes those by mechanical, electrical and chemical load. Specific cases of discussion include materials for structural as well as microelectronics applications. Also discussed will be the method of statistical analysis and its modeling.

 

MSE5341 – TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY IN MATERIALS SCIENCE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Crystallography, stereographic projections, and reciprocal lattice. Specimen preparation in transmission electron microscopy. Dynamical and kinematical theories of electron diffraction. Interpretation of diffraction patterns and transmission electron micrographs. Use of the transmission electron microscope.

 

MSE5345 – CERAMIC MATERIALS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Crystal structure of ceramic materials. Phase equilibria in ceramic materials. The processing of ceramics and ceramic matrix composites. Strengthening mechanisms and mechanical properties of ceramics and ceramic matrix composites including flexure, tensile, fracture toughness, fatigue, and creep.

 

MSE5346 – ADVANCED POLYMER CHEMISTRY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Polymer synthesis and reactions including condensation, free-radical, ionic, and coordination polymerizations; principles of polymerization including thermodynamics and kinetic considerations; physical characterizations including determinations of absolute molecular weights, relative molecular weights, morphology, glass transitions, and polymer crystallinity; relationships between macromolecular structure, properties, and uses of polymeric materials. Also offered as MSE 5346. Prerequisite: CHEM 2321 and 2322 or permission of instructor.

 

MSE5347 – POLYMER MATERIALS SCIENCE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Intermolecular forces of attraction in high polymers, polymer synthesis, morphology and order in crystalline polymers, mechanics of amorphous polymers, time-dependent mechanical behavior, transitional phenomena, mechanical behavior of semicrystalline polymers.

 

MSE5348 – FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPOSITES

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Fundamental relationships between the mechanical and hygrothermal behavior and the composition of multiphase media; failure criteria. Offered as AE 5315, ME 5348, and MSE 5348. Credit will be granted only once.

 

MSE5349 – ADVANCED COMPOSITES

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Review of current state-of-the-art applications of composites: composite structural analysis; structural properties, damage characterization and failure mechanisms; stiffness loss due to damage, notched sensitivity; delamination; impact; fatigue characteristics; composite material testing; material allowables; characteristics of composite joints. Also offered as ME 5349 and MSE 5349. Credit will be granted only once. Prerequisite: ME 5348 or MSE 5348 or AE 5315 or consent of the instructor.

 

MSE5351 – CURRENT TOPICS IN NANOTECHNOLOGY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Review and discussion of the latest advances in the field of nanoscale science and technology. Topics include molecular electronics, chemical and biological sensors, synthesis of nanoscale materials, carbon nanotubes, nanowires, nanoparticles, atom-wires, self-assembled monolayers, nanoscale composite materials and techniques for observing and manipulating atoms and molecules.

 

MSE5352 – SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND DEVICES

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Fundamental principles of photovoltaic devices and solar energy materials used for the devices. Topics include thermodynamics of solar energy conversion, carrier generation and recombination, the solid-state device physics of p-n junction under illumination, various state-of-the-art photovoltaic materials, simulation of photovoltaic devices, and solar module technologies.

 

MSE5353 – FUNDAMENTALS OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Basic concepts and applications of energy generation and storage. Topics cover a broad spectrum of sustainable energy technologies, including thermal, tide, solar, biomass, wind and electrochemical devices, with emphasis on fundamentals in materials & engineering.

 

MSE5354 – SOLID STATE ELECTRONIC DEVICES

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Fundamentals and applications of modern electronic devices. Topics include electrical properties of semiconductors, p-n junctions, field-effect transistors, bipolar junction transistors, and integrated circuits.

 

MSE5355 – MATERIALS FOR ENERGY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The course aims to introduce concepts and design of advanced materials for sustainable energy generation and storage systems. It will cover polymer electrolyte materials, metallic nanoparticles, semiconductors, and nano-fabrication in clean energy conversion, energy storage, fuel cells, photovoltaic cells, and other emerging energy harvesting and storage.

 

MSE5390 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

May be repeated for credit when topic changes.

 

MSE5391 – ADVANCED STUDIES IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Topics selected from various areas of materials science and engineering. Work performed as a thesis substitute normally will be accomplished under the course number 5391, with prior approval of the Committee on Graduate Studies.

 

MSE5392 – RESEARCH PROJECT IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Research course with credit granted according to work performed. The student will have to put together a research plan for the semester with approval of his/her dissertation advisor. End of semester requirement is a written report of research performed with results and discussion. A presentation at the end of the semester on research progress may be required.

 

MSE5393 – RESEARCH PROJECT IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Research course with credit granted according to work performed. The student will have to put together a research plan for the semester with approval of his/her dissertation advisor. End of semester requirement is a written report of research performed with results and discussion. A presentation at the end of the semester on research progress may be required. Prerequisite: MSE 5392.

 

MSE5394 – MASTER'S RESEARCH PROJECT IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The student will carry out a hands-on project under a guidance of his/her supervising professor. The student will need to provide a written project report. At the end of semester, the student will present his/her project results to MSE faculty members and students. The MSE faculty members will decide the grade.

 

MSE5395 – MASTER'S RESEARCH PROJECT IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The student will carry out a hands-on project under a guidance of his/her supervising professor. The student will need to provide a written project report. At the end of semester, the student will present his/her project results to MSE faculty members and students. The MSE faculty members will decide the grade. Prerequisite: MSE 5394.

 

MSE5398 – THESIS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

MSE5405 – PHYS THERMO MAT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

MSE5698 – THESIS

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

MSE5998 – THESIS

0 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

MSE6196 – MSE INTERNSHIP

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

For students participating in internship programs. May be repeated for credit.

 

MSE6197 – ADVANCED STUDIES IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

May be repeated for credit.

 

MSE6198 – RESEARCH IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

Individually approved research projects in materials science and engineering. May be repeated for credit.

 

MSE6298 – RESEARCH IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Individually approved research projects in materials science and engineering. May be repeated for credit.

 

MSE6396 – MSE INTERNSHIP

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

For students participating in internship programs. May be repeated for credit.

 

MSE6397 – ADVANCED STUDIES IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

May be repeated for credit.

 

MSE6398 – RESEARCH IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Individually approved research projects in materials science and engineering. May be repeated for credit.

 

MSE6399 – DISSERTATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

MSE6696 – MSE INTERNSHIP

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

For students participating in internship programs. May be repeated for credit.

 

MSE6698 – RESEARCH IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Individually approved research projects in materials science and engineering. May be repeated for credit.

 

MSE6699 – DISSERTATION

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

MSE6996 – MSE INTERNSHIP

9 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

For students participating in internship programs. May be repeated for credit.

 

MSE6998 – RESEARCH IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

9 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Individually approved research projects in materials science and engineering. May be repeated for credit.

 

MSE6999 – DISSERTATION

9 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

MSE7399 – DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course may be taken during the semester in which a student expects to complete all requirements for the doctoral degree and graduate. Enrolling in this course meets minimum enrollment requirements for graduation, for holding fellowships awarded by The Office of Graduate Studies and for full-time GTA or GRA positions. Students should verify that enrollment in this course meets other applicable enrollment requirements. To remain eligible in their final semester of study for grants, loans or other forms of financial aid administered by the Financial Aid Office must enroll in a minimum of 5 hours as required by the Office of Financial Aid. Other funding sources may also require more than 3-hours of enrollment. Additional hours may also be required to meet to requirements set by immigration law or by the policies of the student's degree program. Students should contact the Financial Aid Office, other sources of funding, Office of International Education and/or their graduate advisor to verify enrollment requirements before registering for this course. This course may only be taken once and may not be repeated. Students who do not complete all graduation requirements while enrolled in this course must enroll in a minimum of 6 dissertation hours (6699 or 6999) in their graduation term. Graded P/F/R.