12 months
Duration
736 USD/credit 33120 USD/year
736 USD/credit 33120 USD/year
509 USD/credit 22905 USD/year
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About

The Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from Portland State University provides advanced coursework and research that blends basic materials science with fundamental engineering principles and practice. 

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Overview

Closely tied to industry needs and applications, the program supports research in nanomaterials, semiconductor materials, biomaterials, composites, metallurgy, welding, micro-joining, manufacturing, computational modeling, and materials synthesis, post-treatment, and characterization. The flexibility of the program structure encourages students to explore research in conventional disciplines as well as those in inter- or multi-disciplines. The Materials Science and Engineering from Portland State University features research thrusts spanning a wide range of cutting-edge and cross-disciplinary areas.

From zero-gravity experiments in space to developing nano-materials for biomedical application, faculty within the Mechanical & Materials Engineering Department engage in a variety of innovative research areas. At Portland State University, students can work in tandem with faculty who are locally and internationally recognized as academics on the forefront of their endeavors.

Career

Careers in the Material Science Engineering field can span various industries, including:

  • additive manufacturing
  • aerospace
  • automotive
  • biomedical
  • construction
  • defense
  • electronics
  • energy
  • heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
  • industrial
  • materials and metals
  • mechanical design
  • patent law
  • railway
  • research and development  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar
  • Phase Transformations and Kinetics in Materials
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy for Materials and Device Characterizations
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy and Chemical Analysis of Materials
  • Materials Failure Analysis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
60
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Credits

45 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
60
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale) from the degree granting institution(s). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA. 
  • Copies of official degree certificate/diploma
  • Certified translation of transcripts
  • Financial documentation demonstrating adequate financial support for at least the first year of study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 736 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    33120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 736 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    22905 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 509 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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