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University of Texas Arlington Masters In Materials Science and Engineering
University of Texas Arlington

Masters In Materials Science and Engineering

Arlington, USA

18 Months

English

Full time

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USD 11,044 *

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* For the 2022-2023 academic year.

Introduction

Overview

The master’s program in materials science and engineering is designed to provide an advanced understanding of materials science and engineering and relevant practical skills. The interdisciplinary nature of the program enables students to pursue research opportunities in diverse areas and to pursue a successful career in a broad range of leading-edge industries. The program also prepares students for additional studies at the doctoral level.

About The Program

Candidates for a master’s degree (Master of Science or Master of Engineering) will gain mastery knowledge on properties of metals, polymers, ceramics, composite materials, or electronic materials, as well as a number of other areas. As the program is broadly interdisciplinary, actively involving faculty in both the College of Science and the College of Engineering, students can pursue diverse areas of expertise and enjoy a broad spectrum of career paths with:

  • 4 core courses for fundamental knowledge on MSE principles
  • 4-6 electives for a chosen career path
  • Research with core and affiliated faculties

Career Opportunities

  • Materials engineer and scientist in research facilities and materials related industries
  • Process, R&D, and characterization engineers in industries including microelectronics, aerospace, oil and gas, chemical, renewable energy, and biomaterials
  • Materials characterization specialist, materials design and selection, failure analysis
  • Manufacturing systems engineer

Degree Options

Master of Science – Thesis

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or physical science is required for admission
  • 24 credit hours course work (8 courses) and 6 credit hours thesis

Master of Science – Thesis Substitute

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or physical science is required for admission
  • 27 credit hours course work (9 courses) and 3 credit hours research project (MSE 5394)

Master of Engineering

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or physical science is required for admission
  • Completion of 30 credit hours course work (10 courses)

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Degree Plan

Master of Science (MS) in Materials Science and Engineering:

The MS degree options available are the thesis option and thesis substitute option.

The thesis option 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).

The thesis-substitute option requires a minimum of 30 credit hours as specified below:

27 credit hours of coursework (a minimum of 21 credit hours in MSE courses);

3 credit hour MSE 5394 MASTER'S RESEARCH PROJECT IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING.

Master of Engineering (ME) in Materials Science and Engineering:

The Master of Engineering degree is an engineering practice-oriented program requiring a minimum of 30 credit hours. A minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework must be in MSE courses.

MSE 5300: 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 --- 3
  • MSE 5305 --- Solid State Physics and Thermodynamics of Materials --- 3
  • MSE 5312 --- Mechanical Behavior of Materials --- 3
  • MSE 5321 --- Phase Transformations of Materials --- 3

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the master’s degree 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. All applicants must meet the general requirements of the University as stated in the Graduate Admissions section of the catalog. 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:

  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 146 (verbal) and 155 (quantitative). For those applicants whose GRE verbal score falls below 146, 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 recommendation 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 meet the minimum university English language requirements as detailed in the general admission requirements section of the catalog. However, meeting the minimum requirement does not guarantee admission. The program will give preference to students with a TOEFL iBT total score of 84 with sectional scores of 22 for writing, 21 for speaking, 20 for reading, and 20 for listening, or an IELTS score of 6.5.

Probationary Admission

Probationary admission into the Materials Science and Engineering Program may be permitted under the following conditions for each degree 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 meet the minimum university English language requirements as detailed in the general admission requirements section of the catalog.

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