# M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering

**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

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Required Courses ( 2 common and 2 selective courses ) | ||

MTSE 601 | Fundamentals of Engineering Materials | 3 |

or MTEN 610 | Found of Materials Sci & Engr | |

MTSE 602 | Thermodynamics of Materials | 3 |

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 | ||

or MTEN 712 | 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 | ||

or MTEN 712 | Nanomaterials | |

Mechanical Properties of Materials | ||

Diffusion and Solid State Kinetics | ||

or MTEN 611 | Diffusion & Solid State Kineti | |

Composite Materials | ||

Physical Principles of Characterization of Solids | ||

Transport of Electrons and Phonons in Solids | ||

Independent Study I | ||

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 - Nonlinear Modulators for Optical Communication | ||

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 | ||

or MTEN 712 | Nanomaterials | |

Mechanical Properties of Materials | ||

Diffusion and Solid State Kinetics | ||

or MTEN 611 | Diffusion & Solid State Kineti | |

Composite Materials | ||

Physical Principles of Characterization of Solids | ||

Diffusion and Solid State Kinetics | ||

or MTEN 611 | Diffusion & Solid State Kineti | |

Independent Study I | ||

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 | ||

CHE 681 | ||

CHE 682 | ||

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 Stochastic Systems | ||

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 | ||

or MTEN 712 | Nanomaterials | |

Project | ||

Master's Project | ||

Thesis | ||

Master's Thesis | ||

Total Credits | 30 |