The program is offered in two options, the Materials Science option and the Materials Engineering option. These options are administered by the CSLA (College of Science and Liberal Arts) and NCE (Newark College of Engineering) colleges, respectively. A joint committee involving CSLA and NCE faculty will be in charge of overseeing this program.

Students learn about the synthesis, properties, modeling, and applications of various materials in this program. There are two options in this program - Materials Science Option and Materials Engineering Option.

Materials Science Option

Administered by Department of Physics, CSLA

Degree Requirements

Students who lack appropriate undergraduate preparation for the program may be admitted and required to make up deficiencies by taking a program of bridge courses which is designed in consultation with the graduate advisor. These courses are taken in addition to the degree requirements and may include undergraduate courses.

Candidates must complete a minimum of 30 credits, including 12 credits of required materials science courses and 18 credits in a track, which are selected in consultation with the program director or graduate advisor. The 30 credits could include 3 credits of MTSE 700 Master’s Project or 6 credits of MTSE 701 Master’s Thesis, but not both.

Seminar

All students must enroll each semester in MTSE 791 (Graduate Seminar, 0 credit), unless the requirement is waived by the Director for Materials Science Option of Materials Science and Engineering program.

Track

The range of possible tracks and courses is broad and is not limited to the tracks and courses listed here.  Students should consult the graduate advisor in designing the track and the course requirements of the track.

Cross-listed courses

Any cross-listed courses will not be offered simultaneously, but only one of the two will be offered at a time.

M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering – Materials Science Option

Required Courses ( 2 common and 2 selective courses )
MTSE 601Fundamentals of Engineering Materials3
or MTEN 610 Found of Materials Sci & Engr
MTSE 602Thermodynamics of Materials3
or MTEN 612 Thermodynamics of Materials
Select two of the following four courses:6
Intro to Phys Prin of Material
Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Materials Science
Science and Technology of Thin Films
Nanomaterials
Nanomaterials
Area of Specialization 1
Select six courses from one of the following areas:18
Electronic and Photonic Materials
Intro to Phys Prin of Material
Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Materials Science
Science and Technology of Thin Films
Nanomaterials
Nanomaterials
Mechanical Properties of Materials
Diffusion and Solid State Kinetics
Diffusion & Solid State Kineti
Composite Materials
Physical Principles of Characterization of Solids
Transport of Electrons and Phonons in Solids
Crystallography and Diffraction
Solid-State Physics
Introduction To Mems
Physics of Materials
Physics of Advanced Semiconductor Device Processing
Adv Classical Mechanics
Classical Electrodynamic
Statistical Mechanics
Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Mechanics II
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced Physical Chemistry
Applications of Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling
Advanced Analytical Chemistry
Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering II
Fiber and Integrated Optics
Optoelectronics
Semiconductor Devices
VLSI Design I
Fabrication Principles of Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices
Laser Systems
Particulate and Nano Materials
Intro to Phys Prin of Material
Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Materials Science
Science and Technology of Thin Films
Nanomaterials
Nanomaterials
Mechanical Properties of Materials
Diffusion and Solid State Kinetics
Diffusion & Solid State Kineti
Composite Materials
Physical Principles of Characterization of Solids
Diffusion and Solid State Kinetics
Diffusion & Solid State Kineti
Crystallography and Diffraction
Advanced Organic Chemistry I: Structure
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced Physical Chemistry
Biochemistry
Applications of Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling
Advanced Analytical Chemistry
Engineering Physiology
Biomaterials
Polymerization-Principles and Practice
Polymer Structures and Properties
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
Solid-State Physics
Introduction To Mems
Physics of Materials
Adv Classical Mechanics
Classical Electrodynamic
Statistical Mechanics
Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Mechanics II
Applied Plasticity
Engineering Design of Plastic Products
Mathematical and Computational Materials Science Track
Intro to Phys Prin of Material
Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Materials Science
Numerical Methods for Computation
Advanced Applied Mathematics I: Modeling
Simulation for Finance
Asymptotic Methods I
Partial Differential Equations
Calculus of Variations
Advanced Applied Mathematics II: Ordinary Differential Equations
Advanced Applied Mathematics III: Partial Differential Equations
Numerical Methods II
Advanced Scientific Computing: Multi-Dimensional Finite-Difference Schemes and Spectral Methods
Wave Propagation
Fast Numerical Algorithms
Applied Statistics
Solid-State Physics
Adv Classical Mechanics
Classical Electrodynamic
Statistical Mechanics
Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Mechanics II
Applications of Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling
Science and Technology of Thin Films
Nanomaterials
Nanomaterials
Project
Master'S Project
Thesis
Master's Thesis
Total Credits30