MS Materials Engineering Curriculum Plan

Thesis Option (Plan A)

Required Core (15 units)

  • MatE 205: Advanced Theory of Solids
  • MatE 210: Experimental Methods in Materials Engineering
  • MatE 215: Solid State Materials Engineering
  • MatE 241: Structures, X-ray Diffraction and Imaging Techniques
  • MatE 251: Thermodynamics & Kinetics of Phase Changes

Electives

Thesis

  • ChE 281: Thesis Prep Seminar (1 Unit)
  • ChE 298: M.S. Project (2 Units)
  • ChE 299: M.S. Thesis (3 Units)

Total: 30 Units

Project Option (Plan B)

Required Core (15 units)

  • MatE 205: Advanced Theory of Solids
  • MatE 210: Experimental Methods in Materials Engineering
  • MatE 215: Solid State Materials Engineering
  • MatE 241: Structures, X-ray Diffraction and Imaging Techniques
  • MatE 251: Thermodynamics & Kinetics of Phase Changes

Electives

Project

  • ChE 281: Thesis Prep Seminar (1 Unit)
  • ChE 298: M.S. Project (2 Units)

Total: 30 Units

Other Requirements

  1. Satisfy the CSU Graduate Writing Requirement (which may require an additional 3 units for Engr 200W)
  2. Maintain both a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a C or better on all courses that count towards the M.S. degree (are listed on the candidacy form)
  3. Pass M.S. Thesis or Project Defense
  4. Students without a BS MatE must take or show equivalencies for: 1 Semester General Chemistry; 2 Semester Physics; 1 Semester Calculus; 1 Semester Differential Equations; and MatE 25, 115, 152, and 195
  5. Students who are admitted in conditional standing must satisfy the conditions (such as transition courses or required GPA) and submit a change to classified standing form