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Master of Engineering

The Interdisciplinary Masters of Engineering (MEngr) program in Materials Science & Engineering is a course-based degree program, culminating in a one-semester final project. Contact with any questions about the program curriculum.

Content on this page is provided as a quick reference for planning. All official course descriptions/degree requirements/admission standards/program learning outcomes/etc. are published on the Graduate Catalog site. Updated October 2023

Program Requirements

Course Requirements

Required Core
MSE 605 Crystallography & Crystal Chemistry4
MSE 608 Solid State Thermodynamics4
MSE 618 Phase Transformations/Kinetics4
Technical Emphasis Requirement 9
Choose 9 credits from 500-level or 600-level courses in
science and engineering fields chosen in consultation
with the advisor and approved by the graduate
Other Graduate Courses6
Additional courses as approved by the graduate
MSE 599 Project3

Other Requirements

Entrance Exam

All students in the Materials Science & Engineering Interdisciplinary Graduate Program are admitted provisionally and must pass the MSE Entrance Exam with an 80% or better within the first year of enrollment. The exam is designed to help ensure that all MSE graduate students have an appropriate level of knowledge specific to materials science & engineering. Each student will receive more information about the exam prior to the first semester of enrollment.


The MSE 599 Project is the culminating activity for the Master of Engineering degree. Once you are prepared to enroll in MSE 599, typically in your final Spring semester, please contact the instructor to request a permission number.

The project is a self directed project where you will work with the course instructor to apply the materials science & engineering knowledge you have gained in your courses to a theoretical problem. In the course, you will be expected to communicate about your project, and materials science & engineering in both written and oral formats.

Grad Degree Programs

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