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The Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Advanced Materials Engineering (MatE) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is an interdisciplinary graduate degree program offered by the College of Engineering. The M.S. in MatE degree program is directed by the Advanced Materials Engineering Graduate Program Committee and is currently administered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
The MS in MatE is designed to offer training opportunities for graduate students to gain the state-of-the-art technical knowledge and skill sets necessary for independent critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making to address multidisciplinary problems in materials engineering. The degree program also provides students with opportunities in taking multidisciplinary courses from the College of Engineering, College of Business and other colleges at UTSA to enhance students’ interdisciplinary research potentials as well as their technical leadership and entrepreneurship skills.
The interdisciplinary graduate degree program of Master of Science (MS) in Advanced Materials Engineering (MatE) was established in fall 2012 at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Its academic program is managed by the Advanced Materials Engineering Graduate Program Committee comprised of faculty members affiliated to the program. The Program conducts periodic External Reviews (the first one was conducted successfully in 2016-2017) and adheres to the outcomes assessment procedures of graduate programs at UTSA in compliance with SACS accreditation.
The degree program features state-of-the-art technical knowledge and interdisciplinary research training, which is accompanied by business skill training and transformative leadership on management of technology.
The program provides the necessary balance between the fundamental and technical aspects of the field. All students will take core and concentration courses to achieve a common platform of understanding and knowledge covering topics in three interlinked areas: (a) Structure-function relationships in materials, which determine behavior at the macro-, micro-, nano-, molecular- and atomic-levels; (b) Synthesis, characterization and measurement of materials (ceramics, composites, metals, polymers, multifunctional and metamaterials) especially those with novel properties to address current and future technological challenges; and (c) Design and applications of materials that address critical issues facing society including energy, sustainability and health care.
Each student will choose one of the concentrations according to materials classifications and applications tailored to his or her specialties:
Interwoven in the two concentrations will be concepts of computational modeling that develops new materials with novel properties and responses for targeted applications.
Both thesis and non-thesis options are available:
Thesis Option: 30 Semester Credit Hours
Non-Thesis Option: 33 Semester Credit Hours
For a complete list of degree requirements please see the Graduate Catalog
MatE program faculty consists of UTSA graduate faculty who offers MatE core/concentration courses or serves on MatE Program/Supervising Committees during the current or previous catalog period. Each MatE program faculty is actively engaged in interdisciplinary research/education and brings to this program extensive and a wide range of expertise. The list of Program Faculty grows as the needs of the students.
*Primary appointment at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA)
#Primary appointment at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)
Are you curious to know how things (sensors, actuators, robots, etc.) work? Have you been contemplating yourself play with electrons, photons and phonons? Do you want to explore the fundamental links between sciences and engineering? Do you wish to be a leader who changed an industry?
We invite you to discover your place and explore your potential in MS MatE at UTSA.
The Interdisciplinary MS in MatE is the only graduate program currently on UTSA campus that offers students a rigorous materials engineering curricular with in depth knowledge in electronic materials or biomedical materials, as well as on business perspective of transforming advanced technology in business practices.
Our graduates appreciated their experience working with highly respected graduate faculty, conducting research in collaborating teams, and the supportive environment provided by the MatE faculty and staff.
Graduates from our MS-MatE program will have the knowledge and skills needed to design, fabrication, and evaluation of advanced materials. They may take on R&D or supervisory roles in many companies especially those in manufacturing, energy, communications, transportation, healthcare, defense, and of environmental emphasis. The graduates will be well qualified to apply PhD programs in EE, BME, or Materials Science and Engineering at UTSA or elsewhere.
Recent alumni of MatE have been hired by USPTO, INTEL, Applied Materials, Union Pacific, L3 Technologies, Boral, FBD, etc., and several graduates have entered doctoral programs at UTSA or elsewhere after graduation.
Application Deadline Dates:
Domestic and International Students Currently at US Institutions
Fall- August 1
Spring- December 1
Summer- April 15
International Students Outside the US
Fall- April 1
Spring- September 15
Summer semesters- February 15
Degree Website: http://ece.utsa.edu/programs/graduate/index.html
Research in multifunctional materials and biomaterials are multidisciplinary and translational, with wide range of applications. Examples of current research areas of focus are
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