MS in Materials Science and Engineering


This degree program is intended for individuals with a strong background in science and/or engineering.

Applicants are expected to have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent, is normally required for admission. An undergraduate major in physics, chemistry, materials science, or a related engineering discipline is preferred. GRE quantitative scores of 700 or higher are highly desirable. Students from countries where English is not the native language should demonstrate TOEFL scores higher than 550.

Candidates must complete a minimum of 30 credits, including 12 credits of required materials science courses and 18 credits in an area of specialization, which are selected in consultation with the graduate advisor.

In addition to the minimum 30 degree credits required, all students who receive program or research-based awards must enroll each semester in MtSE 791 Graduate Seminar.

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Required Credits

 

12 Credits From The Following:

MtSE 601 Fundamentals of Engineering Materials
MtSE 602 Thermodynamics of Materials
MtSE 619 Nano-Scale Characterization of Materials

3 Credits From The Following:

MtSE 610 Mechanical Properties of Materials
MtSE 648 Nano-Materials
MtSE 681 Composite Materials
MtSE 682 Introduction to Ceramics
BME 672 BioMaterials
CE 635 Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials
Chem 640 Polymer Chemistry
ChE 602 Engineering Applications of Polymer Physics
ChE 664 Experiments and Simulations in Particle Technology
ECE 657 Semiconductor Device
Phys 682 Introduction to MEMS
Phys 687 Physics of Materials

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Project or Thesis

Required of all students receiving program or research-based awards; optional for all others.

3 credits: MtSE 700 Master's Project or
6 credits: MtSE 701 Master's Thesis

The range of possible specialization is broad. Students should consult the graduate advisor in designing the area of specialization and related degree requirements. Three areas and suggested courses are listed below.


Select 12 credits if completing a master's thesis; 15 credits if completing a master's project; 18 credits if not completing either a master's project or thesis, from:

MtSE 610 Mechanical Properties of Materials
MtSE 681 Composite Materials
MtSE 682 Introduction to Ceramics
MtSE 687 Glass Science and Engineering
MtSE 688 Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Materials Science
MtSE 719 Physical Principal of Characterization of Solids
MtSE 722 Science and Technology of Thin Films
MtSE 723 Defects in Solids
MtSE 724 Transport of Electrons and Phonons in Solids
MtSE 725 Diffusion and Solid State Kinetics
Phys 661 Solid-State Physics
Phys 682 Introduction to MEMS
Phys 687 Physics of Materials
Phys 762 Electronic Structure of Solids
Phys 763 Surface and Interface Physics
Phys 771 Quantum Electronics
Phys 781 Physics of Advanced Semiconductor Devices
Phys 789 Physics of Advanced Semiconductor Device Processing
ChE 627 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
ChE 664 Experiments and Simulations in Particle Technology
ChE 702 Polymer Blends and Composites
Chem 611 Solid-State Inorganic Chemistry
Chem 626 Chemistry of Contemporary Materials
ECE 623 Fourier Optics
ECE 625 Fiber and Integrated Optics
ECE 626 Optoelectronics
ECE 657 Semiconductor Devices
ECE 658 VLSI Design I
ECE 659 Fabrication Principles of Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices
ECE 739 Laser Systems
ECE 760 Solid-State Image Sensors

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Particulate and Nano Materials


Select 12 credits if completing a master's thesis; 15 credits if completing a master's project; 18 credits if not completing either a master's project or thesis, from:

MtSE 610 Mechanical Properties of Materials
MtSE 681 Composite Materials
MtSE 682 Introduction to Ceramics
MtSE 687 Glass Science and Engineering
MtSE 688 Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Materials Science
MtSE 719 Physical Principal of Characterization of Solids
MtSE 722 Science and Technology of Thin Films
MtSE 725 Diffusion and Solid State Kinetics
BME 669 Quantitative Physiology for Engineers
BME 672 Biomaterials
ChE 627 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
Phys 661 Solid-State Physics
Phys 682 Introduction to MEMS
Phys 687 Physics of Materials
ME 675 Mechanics of Fiber Composites
ME 676 Applied Plasticity
ME 678 Engineering Design of Plastic Products

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Polymer and Biomaterials


Select 12 credits if completing a master's thesis; 15 credits if completing a master's project; 18 credits if not completing either a master's project or thesis, from:

MtSE 610 Mechanical Properties of Materials
MtSE 681 Composite Materials
MtSE 682 Introduction to Ceramics
MtSE 687 Glass Science and Engineering
MtSE 688 Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Materials Science
MtSE 719 Physical Principal of Characterization of Solids
MtSE 722 Science and Technology of Thin Films
MtSE 725 Diffusion and Solid State Kinetics
BME 669 Quantitative Physiology for Engineers
BME 672 Biomaterials
BME 667 System Studies in Bioengineering
BME 698 Selected Topics in Bioengineering
ChE 627 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
ChE 664 Experiments and Simulations in Particle Technology
ChE 702 Polymer Blends and Composites
Chem 640 Polymer Chemistry I
Chem 643 Polymer Laboratory I
Chem 645 Polymer Laboratory II
Chem 661 Instrumental Analysis
Chem 673 Biochemistry
Math 661 Applied Statistics
ME 670 Introduction to Biomechanical Engineering
ME 671 Biomechanics of Human Structure and Motion
ME 675 Mechanics of Fiber Composites
ME 676 Applied Plasticity
ME 678 Engineering Design of Plastic Products
ME 679 Polymer Processing Techniques
ME 680 Polymer Processing Equipments

Courses in metallic biomaterials and polymeric biomaterials offered at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey may be taken as electives. See the graduate advisor for information on how to register for them.

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Other Fields of Materials Science and Engineering


Select 12 credits if completing a master's thesis; 15 credits if completing a master's project; 18 credits if not completing either a master's project or thesis, from:

MtSE 610 Mechanical Properties of Materials
MtSE 681 Composite Materials
MtSE 682 Introduction to Ceramics
MtSE 687 Glass Science and Engineering
MtSE 688 Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Materials Science
MtSE 719 Physical Principal of Characterization of Solids
MtSE 722 Science and Technology of Thin Films
MtSE 723 Defects in Solids
MtSE 724 Transport of Electrons and Phonons in Solids
MtSE 725 Diffusion and Solid State Kinetics
Phys 661 Solid-State Physics
BME 672 Biomaterials
BME 667 System Studies in Bioengineering
BME 698 Selected Topics in Bioengineering
ChE 627 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
ChE 664 Experiments and Simulations in Particle Technology
ChE 702 Polymer Blends and Composites
Chem 640 Polymer Chemistry I
Chem 643 Polymer Laboratory I
Chem 645 Polymer Laboratory II
Chem 661 Instrumental Analysis
Chem 673 Biochemistry
Math 661 Applied Statistics
ME 670 Introduction to Biomechanical Engineering
ME 671 Biomechanics of Human Structure and Motion
ME 675 Mechanics of Fiber Composites
ME 676 Applied Plasticity
ME 678 Engineering Design of Plastic Products
ME 679 Polymer Processing Techniques
ME 680 Polymer Processing Equipments
Phys 682 Introduction to MEMS
Phys 687 Physics of Materials

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