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The College of Engineering has recently established a new interdisciplinary graduate program, Master of Science (MS) in Advanced Materials Engineering (MatE). The graduate degree program is administered across departmental boundaries within the College of Engineering by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. It is designed to attract and accommodate applicants with either science or engineering college degrees wishing to study materials engineering to enhance their job positions or research/leadership potentials.
The goal of the Master of Science in Advanced Materials Engineering program is to train graduate students with 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 within the College of Engineering and from other colleges at UTSA in order to enhance students' leadership, problem solving, and/or entrepreneurship skills.
Graduates of the MS MatE will be general practitioners and specialists, thus the degree program will provide the necessary balance between the fundamental and technical aspects of the field. All students will take core 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 specialities:
Interwoven in the two concentrations will be concepts of computational modeling that develops new materials with novel properties and responses for targeted applications.
Graduates will have advanced knowledge and capability to solve problems related to the synthesis, characterization, design, and application of materials. Graduates choosing biomedical material concentration will also be a job-ready workforce for the continued growth of biotechnology.
Application Deadline Dates:
For Domestic Applicants (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents)
Fall- July 1
Spring- November 1
Summer (Mini-mester)- April 1
Summer (1st 5-week and 10 week Term)- May 1
Summer (2nd 5-week Term)- June 1
For International Applicants
Fall- April 1 (check online for extended deadlines)
Spring- September 1
Summer semesters (ALL)- March 1
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 (refer to peges 161, 182-184, and 191-192 of the print proof files).
Graduate Advisor of Record: Dr. Ruyan Guo
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Telephone: (210) 458-7057 or (210) 458-7928
Degree Website: http://ece.utsa.edu/programs/graduate/index.html
Degree Catalog Link: http://www.utsa.edu/gcat/chapter6/COE/ecedept.html (being updated)
Career Options Available for a M.S. in Advanced Materials Engineering Graduate:
Graduates from our MS-MatE program will have the knowledge and skills needed to design and apply new materials as sensors and actuators; they may apply for positions in nanotechnology and electroceramics companies. They may take on R&D or supervisory roles in many companies especially those in energy, communications, transportation, healthcare, defense, and the environmental emphasis. The graduates have the option to apply to PhD programs in EE, BME, or Materials Science and Engineering at UTSA or elsewhere. MS students may also apply for positions with the biomedical industries or the federal agencies (FDA, etc) after graduation.
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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