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MS Materials Science and Engineering

Course Description

Program Description:

The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering offers graduate programs leading to a Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) in materials science and engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering with a focus in materials and nanotechnology. The graduate programs are broad in scope, emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of the field of materials science and engineering. The program is built around processing, structure, properties, and perform-ance of advanced materials relevant to numerous areas of application, such as biomedical, energy, aerospace, environmental and manufacturing.

Visit the website: https://www.wright.edu/degrees-and-programs/catalog/programs/materials-science-engineering-msmse

Course detail

Program Learning Outcomes:

- Be able to think critically, creatively and have the ability to identify and solve problems in materials science and engineering (critical thinking and problem solving)
- Be able to pursue scholarship or creative endeavors, and conduct some degree of independent research (knowledge and scholarship)
- Be able to demonstrate attributes of professional development consistent with expectations within this discipline (professional development)
- Be able to effectively communicate scientific and engineering ideas and developments (communication)
- Demonstrate a mathematical competency above that of an undergraduate engineering student (math knowledge)


Graduate students have access to a wide range of modern facilities including classrooms, laboratories, and computer systems, interconnected by local and wide area communication networks. Computational facilities include numerous Sun, DEC, and Silicon Graphics fileservers and workstations; X-windowing terminals; and personal computers. Access is also available to the Ohio Super-computer via the Ohio Academic and Research Network (OARNET).

Program Requirements:

Students should plan a program of study in consultation with a faculty advisor. The program of study should be finalized by the time the student completes nine (9) semester credit hours of graduate study.

The following requirements must be met for the Master of Science in Engineering degree:

1. Completion of 30 graduate credit hours in courses that have prior approval by an engineering graduate advisor.
2. At least 24 of the 30 graduate credit hours must be in engineering or computer engineering courses, and at least 18 of these must be engineering courses.
3. At least 18 of above 24 credit hours must be courses numbered above 7000.
4. The program of study must include MTH 5040 Advanced Engineering Mathematics.
5. Students must choose either a thesis option or advanced course work option. Students choosing the thesis option are required to take 9 credits of ME 7950 Master’s Thesis. Students employed as teaching or research assistants through the School of Graduate Studies at any time during their degree candidacy must choose the thesis option.
6. Students who elect the non-thesis option must take graduate courses at the 7000 level from an approved list to replace thesis credits. Students have the option of taking up to 3 credits of independent study ME 7990.

Research/Areas of Expertise:

Research in materials science and engineering is focused around processing, structure, prop-erties and performance of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. Current programs include studies of advanced ceramics, metallic and composite systems, carbon nanostructures and advanced nano- and meso- systems. Computational modeling of materials characteristics is also an area of research focus, with emphasis on novel application of nano-materials such as sensors, hydrogen storage, electronic and thermal transport.

How to apply: http://www.wright.edu/apply

Graduate Scholarships

Wright State University offers several scholarship opportunities to graduate students, including:
• Graduate assistantships
• Tuition scholarships
• Fellowships
• Stipends

Often these awards require the student to serve in an employment-like capacity for the awarding department or college in order to be eligible and maintain eligibility. Visit the website: https://www.wright.edu/raider-connect/financial-aid/graduate-scholarships

Visit the MS Materials Science and Engineering page on the Wright State University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related area with an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) or an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.5 with an average of 3.0 or better for the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) earned toward the undergraduate degree.

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