Materials Science and Engineering PhD

Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.

PhD

Total Units Required: 12

(Up to 6 units credit is given for the MS degree; see departmental guide.)

Course Title
MAT_SCI 401-0Chemical & Statistical Thermodynamics of Materials
MAT_SCI 402-0Structure of Crystalline and Noncrystalline Materials
MAT_SCI 404-0Imperfections in Materials
MAT_SCI 405-0Physics of Solids
MAT_SCI 406-0Mechanical Properties of Materials
MAT_SCI 408-0Phase Transformations in Materials
GEN_ENG 519-0Responsible Conduct for Research Training
Departmental Electives (2 units) 1
Electives (4 units) 2

Other PhD Degree Requirements

  • Examinations: preliminary evaluation based on research progress and coursework; qualifying examination emphasizing proposed dissertation research
  • Research/Projects: see departmental guide
  • PhD Dissertation: materials and results from supported research programs may be used for dissertation
  • Final Evaluations: public oral defense of dissertation
  • Departmental Seminar: attendance of research seminars
  • Teaching: a minimum of two quarters (to total 20 hrs/week) as a teaching assistant or grader