Degrees Offered with a Major in Materials Science and Engineering

  • Doctor of Philosophy
    • without a concentration
    • concentration in Clinical and Translational Science
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Science

Requirements for these degrees are given in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog.

Materials Science and Engineering Program Courses

EMA 5008Particle Science and Technology: Theory and Practice3
EMA 5095Critical Analysis of Research in Materials Science & Engineering3
EMA 5108Vacuum Science and Technology3
EMA 5365Biomimetic Synthesis3
EMA 6001Properties of Materials - A Survey3
EMA 6005Thin and Thick Films3
EMA 6105Fundamentals and Applications of Surface Science3
EMA 6106Advanced Phase Diagrams3
EMA 6107High Temperature Materials3
EMA 6110Electron Theory of Solids for Materials Scientists I3
EMA 6111Electron Theory of Solids for Materials Scientists II3
EMA 6114Properties of Functional Materials3
EMA 6128Materials Microstructures3
EMA 6136Diffusion, Kinetics, and Transport Phenomena3
EMA 6165Polymer Physical Science3
EMA 6166Polymer Composites3
EMA 6227Advanced Mechanical Metallurgy II3
EMA 6265Mechanical Properties of Polymers3
EMA 6313Structure and Mechanical Properties of Materials3
EMA 6316Materials Thermodynamics3
EMA 6319Applied Colloid and Interfacial Chemistry for Engineers3
EMA 6412Synthesis and Characterization of Electronic Materials3
EMA 6416Organic Electronics3
EMA 6445Electroceramics3
EMA 6446Solid State Ionics3
EMA 6448Ceramic Processing3
EMA 6461Polymer Characterization3
EMA 6507Scanning Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis3
EMA 6507LScanning Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis Lab1
EMA 6510Survey of Materials Analysis Techniques3
EMA 6516X-Ray Methods for Materials Characterization3
EMA 6516LX-Ray Methods Laboratory for Materials Characterization1
EMA 6518Transmission Electron Microscopy3
EMA 6518LTransmission Electron Microscopy Laboratory1
EMA 6519LSpecialized Research Techniques in Materials Science1-2
EMA 6540Fundamentals of Crystallography3
EMA 6541Applied Crystallography and Powder Diffraction3
EMA 6580Science of Biomaterials I3
EMA 6581Polymeric Biomaterials3
EMA 6583The Science of Cell Material Interactions3
EMA 6589Mechanical Behavior of Biomaterials3
EMA 6590Advances in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering for Healthcare3
EMA 6591Clinical Applications of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering3
EMA 6616Advanced Electronic Materials Processing3
EMA 6625Advanced Metals Processing3
EMA 6667Polymer Processing2-3
EMA 6715Fracture of Brittle Materials3
EMA 6803Classical Methods in Computational Materials Science3
EMA 6804Quantum Methods in Computational Materials Science3
EMA 6808Error Analysis and Optimization Methodologies in Materials Research3
EMA 6905Individual Work in Materials Science and Engineering1-4
EMA 6910Supervised Research1-5
EMA 6920Professional Development for Materials Science and Engineering1
EMA 6936Seminar in Materials Science and Engineering1
EMA 6938Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering1-4
EMA 6971Research for Master's Thesis1-15
EMA 7979Advanced Research1-12
EMA 7980Research for Doctoral Dissertation1-15
ENU 6805Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Materials3

Materials Science and Engineering Departmental Courses

ECH 6726Interfacial Phenomena I3
ECH 6727Interfacial Phenomena II3
EGN 5949Practicum/Internship/Cooperative Work Experience1-6
EGN 6640Entrepreneurship for Engineers3
EGN 6913Engineering Graduate Research0-3
EMA 5008Particle Science and Technology: Theory and Practice3
EMA 5095Critical Analysis of Research in Materials Science & Engineering3
EMA 5108Vacuum Science and Technology3
EMA 5365Biomimetic Synthesis3
EMA 6001Properties of Materials - A Survey3
EMA 6005Thin and Thick Films3
EMA 6105Fundamentals and Applications of Surface Science3
EMA 6106Advanced Phase Diagrams3
EMA 6107High Temperature Materials3
EMA 6110Electron Theory of Solids for Materials Scientists I3
EMA 6111Electron Theory of Solids for Materials Scientists II3
EMA 6114Properties of Functional Materials3
EMA 6128Materials Microstructures3
EMA 6136Diffusion, Kinetics, and Transport Phenomena3
EMA 6165Polymer Physical Science3
EMA 6166Polymer Composites3
EMA 6227Advanced Mechanical Metallurgy II3
EMA 6265Mechanical Properties of Polymers3
EMA 6313Structure and Mechanical Properties of Materials3
EMA 6316Materials Thermodynamics3
EMA 6319Applied Colloid and Interfacial Chemistry for Engineers3
EMA 6412Synthesis and Characterization of Electronic Materials3
EMA 6416Organic Electronics3
EMA 6445Electroceramics3
EMA 6446Solid State Ionics3
EMA 6448Ceramic Processing3
EMA 6461Polymer Characterization3
EMA 6507Scanning Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis3
EMA 6507LScanning Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis Lab1
EMA 6510Survey of Materials Analysis Techniques3
EMA 6516LX-Ray Methods Laboratory for Materials Characterization1
EMA 6516X-Ray Methods for Materials Characterization3
EMA 6518LTransmission Electron Microscopy Laboratory1
EMA 6518Transmission Electron Microscopy3
EMA 6519LSpecialized Research Techniques in Materials Science1-2
EMA 6540Fundamentals of Crystallography3
EMA 6541Applied Crystallography and Powder Diffraction3
EMA 6580Science of Biomaterials I3
EMA 6581Polymeric Biomaterials3
EMA 6583The Science of Cell Material Interactions3
EMA 6589Mechanical Behavior of Biomaterials3
EMA 6590Advances in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering for Healthcare3
EMA 6591Clinical Applications of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering3
EMA 6616Advanced Electronic Materials Processing3
EMA 6625Advanced Metals Processing3
EMA 6667Polymer Processing2-3
EMA 6715Fracture of Brittle Materials3
EMA 6803Classical Methods in Computational Materials Science3
EMA 6804Quantum Methods in Computational Materials Science3
EMA 6808Error Analysis and Optimization Methodologies in Materials Research3
EMA 6905Individual Work in Materials Science and Engineering1-4
EMA 6910Supervised Research1-5
EMA 6920Professional Development for Materials Science and Engineering1
EMA 6936Seminar in Materials Science and Engineering1
EMA 6938Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering1-4
EMA 6941Supervised Teaching1-5
EMA 6971Research for Master's Thesis1-15
EMA 7979Advanced Research1-12
EMA 7980Research for Doctoral Dissertation1-15
ENU 6805Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Materials3

College of Engineering Courses

EEE 5354LSemiconductor Device Fabrication Laboratory3
EGN 5010LNRF Training Lab1
EGN 5949Practicum/Internship/Cooperative Work Experience1-6
EGN 6640Entrepreneurship for Engineers3
EGN 6642Engineering Innovation3
EGN 6913Engineering Graduate Research0-3
EGN 6933Special Topics1-3
EGN 6937Engineering Fellowship Preparation0-1
EGS 6039Engineering Leadership3
EGS 6101Divergent Thinking3
EGS 6626Fundamentals of Engineering Project Management3
EGS 6628Advanced Practices in Engineering Project Management3
EGS 6681Advanced Engineering Leadership3
EMA 6581Polymeric Biomaterials3
ESI 6900Principles of Engineering Practice1-4

Materials science & Engineering (PHD)

SLO 1     Knowledge        
Identify unknown aspects of structure-property-processing relationships for a materials system and formulate an approach to elucidating those aspects using engineering and/or scientific principles at a level appropriate to a doctoral research.

SLO 2     Knowledge        
Demonstrate proficiency on appropriate experimental or computational techniques used for materials characterization, and uses these techniques to investigate structure-property-relationships in material systems at a level appropriate to doctoral research.

SLO 3     Skills     
Obtain information from primary literature and technical reports, and integrate that information to reach conclusions regarding the current state of the art and areas in which further research is needed.

SLO 4     Skills     
Write and/or orally present the results of a research project or literature review in a manner that clearly communicates one or more of the following: current state of the art, areas in which additional research is needed, research objectives, procedures, results, and conclusions.

SLO 5     Professional Behavior   
Write reports and research papers following ethical standards regarding appropriate citation and plagiarism.

SLO 6     Professional Behavior  
Work cooperatively with others, interact with supervisors, follow guidelines for appropriate management of data, and follow safety requirements for working in a research laboratory. develop leadership skills

Materials Science & Engineering (ME & MS)

SLO 1     Knowledge        
Identify unknown aspects of structure-property-processing relationships for a materials system and formulate an approach to elucidating those aspects using engineering and/or scientific principles at a level appropriate to a master student.

SLO 2     Skills     
Obtain information from primary literature and technical reports, and integrate that information to reach conclusions regarding the current state of the art and areas in which further research is needed

SLO 3     Skills     
Write and/or orally present the results of a research project or literature review in a manner that clearly communicates one or more of the following: current state of the art, areas in which additional research is needed, research objectives, procedures, results, and conclusions

SLO 4     Professional Behavior   
Write reports and research papers following ethical standards regarding appropriate citation and plagiarism