The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering offers graduate programs leading to a Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) in materials science and engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering with a focus in materials and nanotechnology. The graduate programs are broad in scope, emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of the field of materials science and engineering. The program is built around processing, structure, properties, and performance of advanced materials relevant to numerous areas of application, such as biomedical, energy, aerospace, environmental and manufacturing.
To be considered for admission to the M.S.E. in materials science and engineering program, students must first satisfy basic admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies. This includes having a bachelor's degree in engineering or a related area with an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) or an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.5 with an average of 3.0 or better for the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) earned toward the undergraduate degree. International students must have a TOEFL score of at least 79(IBT)/ 213(CBT)/ 550(PBT). In addition, the program requires students from non-ABET accredited undergraduate programs.
to submit general GRE test scores. Program admission decisions are based on complete application information including overall academic performance and standardized test scores where applicable.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Outcome 1. Demonstrate engineering competency in graduate level materials science and engineering.
Outcome 2. The ability to apply advanced engineering analysis techniques to the solution of complex problems
Outcome 3. The ability to articulate the results of complex engineering problems in written or oral form. Direct assessment: class final exams collected, three data points and/or thesis/papers/project reports. Indirect assessment: MS exit survey
The department hosts a variety of sophisticated materials processing and research equipment. This includes a scanning transmission electron microscope with energy dispersive spectroscopy capabilities, associated specimen preparation equipment, a state-of-the-art micro-Raman spectroscopy instrument, a high-resolution x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy instrument (XPS) and a unique controlled atmosphere high temperature deformation testing facility. The department also has standard laboratory equipment for fabrication and testing of materials such as mechanical testing machines, an x-ray diffractometer, furnaces, micro-hardness testers and optical microscopes.
Research at Wright State University is not limited to the laboratory facilities on campus. Several industrial companies, laboratories, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are involved in joint research efforts, making available their unique facilities for faculty and graduate research.
Graduate students have access to a wide range of modern facilities including classrooms, laboratories, and computer systems interconnected by local and wide area communication networks. Computational facilities include numerous PC clusters, workstations, X-windowing terminals, and personal computers.
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