2024 Investiture Information

MEng: Materials Science and Engineering On-Campus

Materials scientists and engineers work to better understand and create advanced materials with unprecedented functional properties that have applications in a wide range of fields including energy and healthcare technologies. Dartmouth's Masters of Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering (MEng: MSE) on-campus track is for engineers who want to add depth or acquire new specialized knowledge in materials science and engineering.

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Course Requirements

Core Courses5 courses

Choose 5 courses, from the following:

ENGG 122: Advanced Topics in Semiconductor Devices
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
ENGS 136: Electrochemical Energy Materials
ENGS 137: Molecular and Materials Design using Density Functional Theory
ENGG 138: Corrosion and Degradation of Materials
ENGS 156
: Heat, Mass, and Momentum Transfer
ENGS 165: Biomaterials
ENGG 230: Fatigue and Fracture
ENGG 332: Topics in Plastic Flow and Fracture of Solids
ENGG 339: Advanced Electron Microscopy
ENGG 365: Advanced Biomaterials


4 courses

Choose 4 courses, from the following:
Any graduate-level engineering sciences courses, including:
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
ENGG 192: Independent or Group Study in Engineering Sciences

Design Project
Students enrolled in the design project elective before Fall 2024 may take the following three-course sequence to partially fulfill the four-course elective requirement.
ENGM 191: Product Design and Development
ENGG 199.1: MEng Design Project Initiation
ENGG 199.11 MEng Design Project Completion

Students enrolled in the design project elective starting in Fall 2024 may take one of the following options to partially fulfill the four-course elective requirement. The appropriate option will depend on each student’s prior experience and coursework since the two tracks require different prerequisites.
Option 1 (1 course)

  • ENGM 191: Product Design and Development

Option 2 (2 courses)

  • ENGS 190: Engineering Design and Methodology Project Initiation
  • ENGS 290: Engineering Design Methodology and Project Completion

Any graduate-level science course, including:
CHEM 101.2: Statistical Thermodynamics
CHEM 101.4: Chemistry of Macromolecules

* Students may choose electives from any graduate-level engineering or science courses offered at Dartmouth. The recommended courses listed here are for students who seek additional courses that allow for further depth of study in their chosen track.