Materials Science and Engineering, M.Sc. | University of Wisconsin Madison | Madison, United States
24 months
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25504 USD/year
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About

Meeting many of the most critical challenges facing modern society requires advances in the materials that underpin new technologies. This degree in Materials Science and Engineering is offered by the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Overview

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Wisconsin Madison offers two distinct master of science (M.S.) degree programs in Materials Science and Engineering: the Research option and the Nanomaterials and Nanoengineering option. Challenges studied include providing carbon-free and renewable energy, clean water, advanced medical treatments and devices, and sustainable materials manufacturing. New materials are also required for continued economic growth in areas as diverse as aerospace, computing, and sensors.

Materials scientists and engineers at UW–Madison work toward solutions to these problems via research in a wide variety of areas.  Research areas include ceramics, computational material science; composites; corrosion; electrical, optical, magnetic materials; growth and synthesis; joining; materials for energy; metals; materials characterization and microscopy; nanomaterials; phase transformations; photonics; polymers and biomaterials; materials for nuclear energy; quantum computing; self-assembly; semiconductors; structural materials and mechanical properties; surfaces and interfaces; sustainability; thin films; and wear.

More broadly, the field of materials science and engineering is in the middle of a revolution in how we design and deploy new materials. The old way is by trial and error, which involves laboratory testing of hundreds or thousands of candidate materials, which is costly and can take decades to develop a new materials and deploy it in practical technologies. The emerging new method leverages advances in computational materials science; materials databases, data science, and machine learning; and high throughput materials synthesis and characterization to achieve true design of materials. The goal is to develop and deploy new materials much more quickly and much lower cost than ever before.

Materials design is a major theme of materials research on campus, organized around the areas of materials design via atomically controlled thin film systems, modular design of nanomaterials, and integrated experimental and computational materials engineering. Materials design and these themes cut across the research and application areas list above.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles in the field.
  • Demonstrate an ability to formulate, analyze, and solve advanced engineering problems.
  • Demonstrate creative, independent problem solving skills.
  • Apply the latest scientific and technological advancements, advanced techniques, and modern engineering tools to these problems.
  • Recognize and apply principles of ethical and professional conduct.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Thermodynamics of Solids 
  • Structure of Materials 
  • Advanced Polymeric Materials 
  • Engineering Analysis 
  • Intermediate Problems in Chemical Engineering 
  • Methods of Applied Mathematics 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
163 (verbal)
166 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT
Required

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants normally are expected to have a B.S. in the physical sciences or engineering. Undergraduate studies normally would include mathematics through differential equations, at least one year each of general physics and chemistry, a course in physical chemistry or modern physics, and an elementary course in properties of materials
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 is required
  • Foreign students must submit satisfactory results on the TOEFL or another acceptable English Language Test
  • Please use the online application to begin your application
  • The graduate school offers a limited number of application fee grants (waivers of all or part of the application fee) that are available in a few specific circumstances

Tuition Fee

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    25504 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25504 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25504 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12176 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12176 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Madison

1015 - 1752 USD /month
Living costs

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