Jan 18, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Materials Science and Engineering, MS


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The applicant seeking a master’s degree with a major in materials science and engineering will plan a degree program with the assistance of the student’s major professor and the advisory committee. A graduate major must present credit for at least 32 semester credit hours. The student must maintain a B average in all courses.

Option 1, Thesis


The applicant seeking a master’s degree with a major in materials science and engineering will plan a degree program with the assistance of the student’s major professor and the advisory committee. A graduate major must present credit for at least 32 semester credit hours. The student must maintain a B average in all MTSE courses.

Electives, 12 hours


Twelve hours may be chosen from materials science or related fields, as approved by the major professor and the advisory committee.

Seminar in materials science and engineering, 2 hours minimum


Please see “Seminar in Current Topics in Materials Science” below.

Thesis, 6 hours minimum


Work for the master’s thesis is comprised of independent and original studies that may be experimental, computational, theoretical or a combination of these. As part of these requirements, the student must present a formal written report that must be approved by the major professor and the advisory committee and filed in the graduate dean’s office. Reports for MTSE 5950  must be submitted in a form prescribed by one of the common refereed materials science journals, such as the manuscript form of the American Institute of Physics (see AIP style manual, current edition). See also the graduate school thesis requirements at gradschool.unt.edu.

Option 2, Problems in lieu of thesis


The graduate credit requirement for the Master of Science degree is 35 semester hours chosen in the following manner.

Electives, 15 hours


Fifteen hours may be chosen from materials science or related fields, as approved by the major professor and the advisory committee.

Seminar in materials science and engineering, 2 hours minimum


Please see “Seminar in Current Topics in Materials Science” below.

Problem in lieu of thesis, 6 hours


Research problems in lieu of thesis are independent, original studies that may be experimental, computational, theoretical or a combination of these. As part of the requirements for each problems course, the student must present a formal written report of the work done in the course, which must be approved by the major professor and the advisory committee. Reports for MTSE 5920 -MTSE 5930  must be submitted in a form prescribed by one of the common refereed materials science journals, for example, in the manuscript form prescribed by the American Institute of Physics (see AIP style manual, current edition).

Seminar in current topics in materials science


All MS students are expected to attend MTSE 5700  during each term/semester of full-time graduate study.

Examinations


An entrance interview and proficiency examination concerning fundamental materials science is required of all students. The results are used for advisory, placement and remedial purposes.

An oral presentation of the master’s thesis is required. A decision on acceptance of the thesis is made by the student’s advisory committee after an oral examination is successfully completed. A decision on the acceptance of a written report based on problems in lieu of thesis is made by the student’s advisory committee. Guidelines for thesis preparation are available from the department secretary. See also the graduate school requirements at gradschool.unt.edu.

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