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( Master of Science in Materials Engineering ( Thesis Option

Tracks and Courses

Program Structure:

Twenty four Credit hours and a thesis are required:

Number & Type of Courses Credit Hours
5 Core Courses 15
3 Elective Courses 9
Thesis  
 Total 24
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Degree Requirements
Tracks and Courses
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                                          Courses

                                              1. Core Courses:

  Course title
Math 505 Numerical Linear Algebra
MSE 522 Structure of Materials
MSE 532 Thermodynamics of Materials
MSE 536 Kinetics and Phase Transformation
MSE 552 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
MSE 600 Thesis

                                                2. Elective Courses :

  Course title
MSE 507 Modeling in Materials Science
MSE 513 Welding Metallurgy
MSE 514 Processing of Inorganic Materials
MSE 515 Solidification
MSE 517 Thin Film Science, Engineering, and Technology
MSE 525 Transmission Electron Microscopy
MSE 538 Extractive Metallurgy
MSE 542 Corrosion Engineering
MSE 553 Creep and High Temperature Materials
MSE 554 Faillure Analysis
MSE 556 Nanocryatlline Materials
MSE 557 Design with Materials
MSE 558 Fatigue and Fracture
MSE 563 Advanced Composites
MSE 571 Powder Metallurgy
MSE 581 NanoTechnology
MSE 591 Special Topics in Materials Engineering

                                          Program Schedule

First Semester
Course Code Course title Credit hours
Math 505 Numerical Linear Algebra 3
MSE 522 Structure of Materials 3
MSE 532 Thermodynamics of Materials 3
Total Credit Hours 9

 

Second Semester
Course Code Course title Credit hours
MSE 536 Kinetics and Phase Transformation 3
MSE 552 Mechanical Behavior of Materials 3
MSE … Elective course Selected the department elective list 3
Total Credit Hours 9

 

Third Semester
Course Code Course title Credit hours
MSE … Elective course Selected the department elective list 3
MSE … Elective course Selected the department elective list 3
MSE 600 Thesis  
Total Credit Hours 6

 

Forth Semester
Course Code Course title Credit hours
MSE 600 Thesis  
Total Credit Hours  

 

                                                                                                                Courses Description

MSE 507 Modeling in Materials Science 3(3,0,0)

Introduces computer modeling in several primary areas of Materials Science and Engineering; atomistics, kinetics and diffusion, elasticity, and processing. Applications are made to the energy and configuration of defects in materials, solute segregation, phase transformations, stresses in multicomponent systems, and microstructural development during processing.

 

MSE 513 Welding Metallurgy 3(3,0,0)

Weld ability, defects, phase transformations, heat flow, preheat treatment, heat affected zone, microstructure, and properties.

 

MSE 514 Processing of Inorganic Materials 3(3,0,0)

Discusses advanced processes of inorganic materials including metals, ceramics and electronic materials, such as high temperature processing, sintering, solidification, single crystal growth form liquid, and vapor phase deposition. Emphasizes both the fundamentals and practical approaches of these processing techniques.

 

MSE 515 Solidification 3(3,0,0)

Heat flow and fluid flow in solidification, thermodynamics of solidification, nucleation and interface kinetics, grain refining, crystal and grain growth, constitutional supercooling, eutectic growth, solidification of castings and ingots, segregation, and porosity.

 

MSE 517 Thin Film Science, Engineering, and Technology 3(3,0,0)

The physics, chemistry, and engineering aspects of thin film deposition and technology. Vapor phase deposition emphasized. Topics include reactor types, vapor phase transport and hydrodynamics, surface and mass transport limited kinetics, nucleation and growth, homoepitaxy, heteroepitaxy, and thin film characterization.

 

MSE 522 Structure of Materials 3(3,0,0)

Atomic arrangements in crystalline and non-crystalline materials. Crystallography, kinematic, and dynamical theories of diffraction, applications to x-rays, electrons and neutrons. Interpretation of diffraction patterns and intensity distributions, application to scattering in perfect and imperfect crystals, and amorphous materials. Continuum description of structure emphasizing the tensor analysis of distortions in solids.

 

MSE 525 Transmission Electron Microscopy 3(2,0,2)

Principles of image formation in crystalline and amorphous materials at the atomic resolution level; high spatial resolution electron diffraction with emphasis on convergent beam electron diffraction; quantitative elemental compositional and chemical analysis with energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy and electron energy loss spectroscopy; high voltage electron microscopy.

 

MSE 532 Thermodynamics of Materials 3(3,0,0)

Classical and statistical thermochemistry, with emphasis on topics important in Materials Science and Engineering; including thermodynamics of solids, solution thermochemistry, heterogeneous equilibria of stable and metastable phases, multicomponent systems, coherent equilibria and strain effects, interfaces and absorption, polymer alloys and solutions.

 

MSE 536 Kinetics and Phase Transformation 3(3,0,0)

Thermodynamics, Classification of transformation, Driving force for transformations, Partition functions, Rate of Thermally activated processes, Reaction rates, Homogenous and heterogeneous nucleation, Isothermal and martensitic transformation, Diffusion-controlled precipitation.

 

MSE 538 Extractive Metallurgy 3(3,0,0)

Unit operations and processes utilized in production of ferrous, nonferrous and refractory metals. Examples of production techniques for metal bearing ores, scrap metals, and domestic waste. Control of impurity and alloy content and their relationship to physical properties.

 

MSE 542 Corrosion Engineering 3(3,0,0)

Advanced topics in corrosion engineering. Case studies and industrial applications. Special forms of corrosion. Advanced measurement techniques.\

 

MSE 552 Mechanical Behavior of Materials 3(3,0,0)

Advanced studies of deformation and failure in materials. Macroscopic and microscopic aspects of deformation. Elasticity and plasticity theories and problems in deformation processing. Fracture mechanics and composite toughening mechanisms. Mechanisms of creep deformation.

 

MSE553 Creep and High Temperature Materials 3(3,0,0)

Mathematical description of creep process. Mathematical methods of extrapolation of creep data. Micromechanisms of creep deformation, including dislocation glid and grain boundary sliding. Study of various high temperature materials, including iron, nickel, and cobalt base alloys and refractory metals, and ceramics. Emphasis on phase transformations and microstructure-property relationships.

 

MSE 554 Failure Analysis 3(3,0,0)

Applications of principles of physical and mechanical metallurgy to failures of materials. Nondestructive testing and fractography. case studies for failure analysis.

 

MSE 556 Nanocryatlline Materials 3(3,0,0)

Nano- technology, Nano-crystalline materials. Synthesis of 0-dimensional nanoparticles, 1-dimensional nanotubes, nanowires, and nanorods; 2-dimensional nanoribbons and nanofilms, and specialized nano-features on substrates. Characterization of nanomaterials. Processing into higher order dimensions. Chemical, physical, mechanical, and electrical properties of nanomaterials. Application of nanomaterials

 

MSE 557 Design with Materials 3(3,0,0)

The role and implications of material properties, processing, and structure in engineering design. The role of material selection in the conceptualization, specification, and implementation phases of the design process. Case studies in state-of-the-art, material-limiting component design

 

MSE 558 Fatigue and Fracture 3(3,0,0)

Basic fracture mechanisms as applied to engineering materials, S-N curves, Goodman diagram, stress concentrations, residual stress effects, effect of material properties on mechanisms of crack propagation.

 

MSE 563 Advanced Composites 3(3,0,0)

Manufacturing and processing techniques of metal-, polymer-, and ceramic-matrix composites; design considerations related to manufacturing techniques; non-destructive testing of composite structures. Fiber-matrix interfacial features and interactions. Interfacial thermodynamics applied to selection of fiber-matrix combinations

 

MSE 571 Powder Metallurgy 3(3,0,0)

Powder preparation, rapid-solidification processing principles, powder characterization, theory of compaction, sintering, full-density processing, powder metallurgy component design, compact characterization, application of powder metallurgy processing to structural, electrical, magnetic, and biomedical components.

 

MSE 581 NanoTechnology 3(3,0,0)

Introduction to concepts of nanotechnology in view of the construction and utilization of functional structures designed from atomic or molecular scale. Introduction to quantum mechanics. Phenomenal at nanoscale. Introduction to Nanomaterials. Overview of general synthesis and processing strategies and requirements: CVD, MOCVD, soft lithography, dip-pen lithography and self-assembly. Overview of some nanomaterials which have been synthesized for certain applications in nanotechnology: nanocatalysis, electronic materials, electrocatalysis and fuel cells, carbon nano tubnes and other applications in polymers and biotechnology fields.

 

MSE 591 Special Topics in Materials Engineering 3(3,0,0)

Some selected topicis in the advancement of materials engineering will be covered.

 

MSE 600 MSc Thesis

The student will establish either analytical or experimental study in the last two semesters under the supervision of a faculty member and then writing the master thesis and defending it.

 

Math 505 Numerical Linear Algebra 3(3,0,0)

Linear equations and matrix analysis; Approximation of functions, error analysis, Special matrices, error analysis for linear systems, iterative methods, computation of eigenvalues and eigenvectors.