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Grad Catalog 01-03

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Graduate Study

CHAPTER 2
Admission and
Registration

CHAPTER 3
Degree
Requirements

CHAPTER 4
Fields
of Study

CHAPTER 5
Members of
Graduate Studies
Committees

APPENDIX
Course
Abbreviations

 

    

Materials Science and Engineering

Degrees Offered
Master of Science in Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy

Objectives

This program is designed to educate materials scientists and engineers, to develop new knowledge, and to solve problems related to the synthesis, processing, characterization, and application of materials. To achieve these objectives, the program gives students great flexibility in planning individual programs of graduate study to suit their interests and goals.

Facilities for Graduate Work

Extensive facilities, including laboratories for materials research and instruction and offices for faculty members and students, are located in several buildings on the main campus and at the J. J. Pickle Research Campus. The offices for the Texas Materials Institute (TMI), the materials science and engineering graduate program, and numerous faculty members are located in the Engineering Teaching Center. TMI maintains the Electron Microscopy, X-Ray Scattering, Surface Analysis, and Polymer Characterization Facilities, each of which employs a manager to assist users. Other laboratories provide mechanical testing, powder processing, corrosion testing, optical microscopy and metallography, crystal growing, high-pressure, ultrasonic, laser, magnetic, and microwave facilities for use by students and faculty members. Extensive service installations are available, including Academic Computing, as well as electronics shops, machine shops, and glassblowing services.

Areas of Study

Graduate study and research are offered in the broad areas of synthesis, characterization, structure and properties, thermodynamics and kinetics, processing, and performance of ceramic, electronic, ionic, magnetic, metallic, optical, polymeric, and structural materials.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 2000-2001.

Sanjay K. Banerjee
Joel W. Barlow
Michael F. Becker
Angela M. Belcher
David L. Bourell
A. Bruce Buckman
Joe C. Campbell
Alex de Lozanne
Russell D. Dupuis
John B. Goodenough
Peter F. Green
Adam Heller
Paul S. Ho
Archie L. Holmes Jr.
John W. Keto
Brian A. Korgel
William J. Koros
Desiderio Kovar
Dim-Lee Kwong
Jack C. Lee
Kenneth M. Liechti
Douglas R. Lloyd
Arumugam Manthiram
     Michael P. Marder
Robert Martinez
John T. McDevitt
Mark E. Mear
Tessie J. Moon
Dean P. Neikirk
Donald R. Paul
Llewellyn K. Rabenberg
Kenneth M. Ralls
Krishnaswa Ravi-Chandar
Gregory J. Rodin
Isaac C. Sanchez
Juan M. Sanchez
Richard A. Schapery
Christine E. Schmidt
Chih-Kang Ken Shih
Ben G. Streetman
Eric M. Taleff
Al F. Tasch
Rodger M. Walser
Harovel G. Wheat
John M. White
C. Grant Willson

Admission Requirements

Students with a bachelor's degree in engineering or in one of the physical sciences may be admitted to the materials science and engineering degree program upon the recommendation of the Graduate Studies Committee. Students who do not have a background that the committee considers satisfactory for the study of advanced materials science and engineering will be required to take certain preparatory coursework, some of which may be at the undergraduate level. Completion of some coursework may be required before the student begins the work for the graduate degree.

Degree Requirements

Master of Science in Engineering

The student's program of coursework is selected with the advice of the graduate adviser and must be approved by the Graduate Studies Committee. The coursework must include twelve hours of materials science and engineering core curriculum courses. (Individual core curriculum courses may be waived if the student has equivalent credit on entering the program.)

Master of Science in Engineering with thesis. For students electing this option, thirty semester hours of credit are required, consisting of twenty-four hours of organized coursework and six hours in the thesis course. A student must take fifteen to eighteen hours in materials science and engineering, including twelve hours in core curriculum courses. Six to nine additional hours of supporting work must be outside the major area. A maximum of nine hours of upper-division coursework may be counted toward the required thirty hours, but no more than six of the nine hours may be in either the major or the supporting work.

The student should choose a thesis research topic and begin research during the first semester. At least one full year is required to complete the master's degree program.

Master of Science in Engineering with report. This option requires thirty-three semester hours of credit, consisting of thirty hours of organized coursework and three hours in the report course. At least eighteen hours must be in materials science and engineering, including twelve hours in core curriculum courses; six hours must be outside materials science and engineering. Up to nine hours of upper-division coursework may be counted, but no more than six of the nine hours may be in either the major or the supporting work.

Master of Science in Engineering without thesis or report. For students electing this option, thirty-six semester hours of coursework are required. From eighteen to thirty hours must be in materials science and engineering, including twelve hours in core curriculum courses. The program must be approved by the student's supervising committee. Up to nine hours of upper-division coursework may be included, with three to six hours in the supporting area. No research is required, but the level of academic performance is the same as that required for the master's degree with thesis. Enrollment in this option must be approved by the Graduate Studies Committee.

Doctor of Philosophy

A student may choose to pursue the doctoral degree without first obtaining a master's degree. Before admission to doctoral candidacy, the student must have a master's degree in materials science and engineering or an equivalent amount of graduate credit and must have demonstrated satisfactory performance on a written qualifying examination. The doctoral candidate must also pass preliminary and final oral examinations covering the research program and the underlying science and engineering upon which the research is based. For a student with a Bachelor of Science degree, at least three years are required to complete the Doctor of Philosophy degree program.

For More Information

Campus address: Engineering Teaching Center (ETC) 8.176, phone (512) 471-1504, fax (512) 475-8482; campus mail code: C2201

Mailing address: Materials Science and Engineering Program, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712-1063

E-mail: tmi@mail.utexas.edu

URL: http://www.tmi.utexas.edu/


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Graduate Catalog
Contents
Chapter 1 - Graduate Study
Chapter 2 - Admission and Registration
Chapter 3 - Degree Requirements
Chapter 4 - Fields of Study
Chapter 5 - Members of Graduate Studies Committees
Appendix - Course Abbreviations

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