MEng in Materials Science & Engineering
The Master of Engineering (MEng) degree in Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) is a professional master’s program aimed at:
- Graduating senior students who want a one-year master’s in engineering before they look for industrial jobs.
- Mid-career professionals who want to switch careers and would like to complete a one-year master’s degree between jobs.
- Industry professionals who want exposure to engineering and management to further their careers.
- Can be completed in one year
- Does not require a thesis, unlike an MS
- Prepares students for a career in industry rather than research
Students are required to complete a minimum of 32 credit hours applicable to the degree according to the program planning sheet. No master’s thesis is required. A minimum of 28 credits must be applied toward graduate courses (500 level or above). A maximum of 4 credits can be applied toward a junior/senior-level undergraduate course, if it serves as a prerequisite for a graduate course taken by the student as part of the program.
Master of Engineering students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to remain in good academic standing and to graduate. All graduate courses are counted in the GPA. Only grades of C or better fulfill MEng curricular requirements.
The 32 credits must be selected as follows:
- Two core MSE courses (8 credits), MS 505 Thermodynamics and Statistical Materials AND MS 577 Electronic Optical and Magnetic Properties of Materials OR CAS PY 543 Introduction to Solid-State Physics. Students who demonstrate competence in a first-year 500-level thermodynamics and solid-state physics course through prior coursework may substitute the core requirements by taking other MS-designated courses.
- Two other structured MSE courses (8 credits). A structured MSE course is any course with an MS designation, as listed below.
- One structured engineering management course (4 credits).
- Two to three other courses (8–12 credits) can be engineering, science, or engineering management courses.
- A maximum of three engineering management courses (12 credits) can count toward the degree.
- MEng students are required to fulfill a practicum requirement through either (a) internship or employment in industry, government, or non-profit organization or (b) satisfactory completion of MS 539, MS 782*, or MS 951.
* in process of approval
- ENG MS 503 Kinetic Processes in Materials
- ENG MS 504 Polymers and Soft Materials
- ENG MS 505 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics*
- ENG MS 508 Computational Methods in Materials Science
- CAS PY 543 Introduction to Solid-State Physics**
- ENG MS 574 Physics of Semiconductor Materials
- ENG MS 577 Electrical, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Materials**
- ENG ME 582 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
*Satisfies core requirement in thermodynamics.
**Both CAS PY 543 and ENG MS 577 satisfy the core requirement in solid-state physics. Only one of these two courses may be taken for credit.
Other Structured MSE Courses
- ENG BE 506 Physical Chemistry of Cell Structure and Machinery
- ENG BE 521 Continuum Mechanics for Biomedical Engineers
- ENG MS 523 Mechanics of Biomaterials
- ENG MS/ME/BE 524 Skeletal Tissue Mechanics
- ENG BE 533 Biorheology
- ENG MS/ME/BE 726 Fundamentals of Biomaterials
- ENG MS/ME/BE 727 Principles and Applications of Tissue Engineering
- ENG MS/BE 736 Biomedical Transport Phenomena
- ENG MS 742 Bio-fluids and Structural Mechanics
- GRS PY 744 Polymer Physics
- GRS PY 771 Systems Biology for Physical Scientists and Engineers
Materials for Energy & Environment
- ENG MS/ME 527 Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing
- ENG MS/ME 532 Atomic Structure and Dislocations in Materials
- ENG MS/ME 535 Green Manufacturing
- ENG MS/ME 545 Electrochemistry of Fuel Cells and Batteries
- ENG MS/EC 573 Solar Energy Systems
- ENG ME 779 Solid-State Ionics and Electrochemistry
- ENG MS/ME 781 Electroceramics
- ENG EC 560 Introduction to Photonics
- ENG EC 575 Physics of Semiconductor Devices
- ENG EC 578 Fabrication Technology for Integrated Circuits
- ENG EC 770 Guided-Wave Optoelectronics
- ENG MS/EC 764 Optical Measurement
- ENG MS/EC 774 Semiconductor Quantum Structures and Photonics Devices
- ENG EC 776 Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics
- ENG EC 777 Nanostructure Optics
- ENG MS/ME 530 Introduction to Micro- and Nanomechanics of Solids
- ENG MS/ME 555 MEMS Fabrication and Materials
- ENG MS/ME 718 Advanced Topics in Nanotechnology
- ENG MS/ME 735 Computational Nanomechanics
- ENG EC 777 Nanostructure Optics
- ENG MS/ME 778 Micromachined Transducers
MSE Elective Courses
- ENG MS/ME 507 Process Modeling and Control
- ENG MS/ME 526 Simulation of Physical Processes
- ENG MS/ME 534 Materials Technology for Microelectronics
- ENG MS 539 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
- ENG ME/EC 579 Microelectronic Device Manufacturing
- ENG MS/ME 580 Theory of Elasticity
- ENG MS 784 Topics in Materials Science
- GRS PY 745 Experimental Physics and Chemistry
Engineering Management Courses
- ENG ME 502 Intellectual Assets: Creation, Protection, and Commercialization
- ENG ME 517 Product Development
- ENG ME 525 Technology Ventures
- ENG ME 550 Product Supply Chain Design
- ENG ME 583 Product Management
- ENG ME 584 Manufacturing Strategy
- ENG ME 703 Managerial Cost Accounting
- ENG EC 518 Software Project Management
- ENG EK 731 Bench to Bedside—Translating Biomedical Innovation from the Laboratory to the Marketplace
For more information, please contact the College of Engineering Graduate Programs Office at 617-353-9760, or apply now.