Advanced Materials Engineering

The University of Texas at San Antonio

24 months
25078 USD/year
25078 USD/year
8246 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Principles of Materials Engineering: Fundamentals of Structure, Chemistry, and Physical Properties
  •  Functions, Evaluations and Synthesis Technology of Advanced Materials
  •  Sensing and Sensor Materials
  •  Structure-Chemistry-Property Relations in Materials Science and Engineering
  •  Anisotropy and Crystalline Materials
  •  Optic and Nonlinear Optical Materials
  •  Magnetic Materials and Electromagnetic Engineering
  •  Topics in Advanced Materials Engineering
  •  Fundamentals of Microfabrication and Application
  •  Biosensors: Fundamentals and Applications
  •  Biomaterials
  •  Current Analytical Tools for Biomaterials Characterizations
  •  Master’s Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission pre-requisites: Bachelor’s degree in materials science, physics, chemistry, or any discipline in engineering. Minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate studies.
  • Graduate Studies Application: Yes
  • Department Application: No
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
  • Test Scores: General GRE required
  • Resume or CV: Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose: A statement of research experience, interests and goals.
  • Minimum TOEFL Score (for International Applicants): 550 paper/79 internet
  • Minimum IELTS Score (for International Applicants): 6.5 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25078 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25078 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25078 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25078 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8246 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8246 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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