2022 Thayer Investiture

MEng: Materials Science and Engineering

The study of materials science and engineering relates the properties of materials—chemical, electrical, magnetic, mechanical, optical—to their internal architecture or microstructure. In turn, structure is related to processing—solidification, thermal/mechanical treatment, vapor deposition etc.—and to the underlying thermodynamic "driving forces" and kinetics that cause changes in structure and hence in properties and behavior. Fundamental to the study are both qualitative and quantitative methods of microstructural analysis.

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Course Requirements

Core Courses

  • ENGS 130: Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • ENGS 131: Science of Solid State Materials
  • ENGS 132: Thermodynamics and Kinetics in Condensed Phases
  • ENGS 133: Methods of Materials Characterization
  • ENGS 134: Nanotechnology
  • ENGS 135: Thin Films and Microfabrication Technology
  • ENGG 138: Corrosion and Degradation of Materials
  • ENGS 165: Biomaterials
  • ENGG 230: Fatigue and Fracture
  • ENGG 332: Topics in Plastic Flow and Facture of Solids
  • ENGG 339: Advanced Electron Microscopy
  • ENGG 365: Advanced Biomaterials

Additional Courses

  • ENGS 91: Numerical Methods in Computation
  • ENGS 93: Statistical Methods in Engineering
  • ENGS 105: Computational Methods for Partial Differential Equations I
  • ENGS 108: Applied Machine Learning
  • ENGS 124: Optical Devices and Systems
  • CHEM 101.2: Statistical Thermodynamics
  • CHEM 101.4: Chemistry of Macromolecules