MSE in Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary field that enables advances in the development and application of materials in engineering practice. Technological innovations are directly linked to the understanding of materials and are required to meet next generational challenges. Advances in nanomaterials, energy storage materials, functional and sensory materials, and lightweight structural materials will enable further development of practically all technology fields.

The College of Engineering and Computer Science offers a 30-credit-hour interdisciplinary graduate degree program leading to a master's degree in Materials Science and Engineering. Many courses in this program are designed to address the new and emerging materials technology in industry. Students in this program will not only learn about advanced technologies, but also how to apply them in practice for creative design and problem solving. The curriculum is designed to combine the necessary breadth in coverage of the main areas of Materials Science and Engineering with in-depth study of topics of particular interest for potential industrial employers.

This program may be completed entirely on campus, entirely online, or through a combination of on-campus and online courses. See the "Online Options" section below for more details.

Program Details

The program will prepare graduate students to be valuable leaders in their field, capable of applying novel and rigorous engineering concepts to enable advances in the development and design of engineering materials. To achieve this, graduates will have a broad understanding of Materials Science and Engineering concepts, applications, and impact on technological innovations. Graduates from this program will have an understanding of the process-microstructure-properties-performance relationship in engineering materials. They will be able to design processes required to develop a specific microstructure in order to achieve a set of properties necessary to meet performance requirements for current and future engineering applications.

Almost all classes are held Monday-Thursday, 6-9 PM. Classes are available in Fall (Sept-Dec), Winter (Jan-Apr), Summer I (May-June) and Summer II (July-Aug) terms. The Fall and Winter courses are held once a week and the Summer I and Summer II courses are held twice a week.


Program Contacts

Rebekah Awood

Graduate Programs Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering

German Reyes-Villanueva

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

2000 - Heinz Prechter Engineering Complex
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-593-5241
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