Coursework is offered by ME Area faculty in a wide variety of topics pertinent to Materials Engineering. These courses are categorized as Core Courses and Additional Courses. In addition to these courses, there are a number of Supplemental Courses offered within other areas of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and through other departments. Courses not listed on this page may also be acceptable in a program of study. All courses must be approved by the student's thesis/dissertation supervisor, thesis/dissertation committee, and the chair of the graduate studies committee. The Materials Science & Engineering Area also offers Undergraduate courses in the Undergraduate Technical Option Area.

ME Area Core Courses

Students must take at least 3 core courses listed as below:

  • Thermodynamics: ME 386P3
  • Phase Transformations: ME 386P1
  • Choose 1 from 3 below:
    • Mechanical Behavior of Materials: ME 386P2
    • Structure of Materials: ME 386P5
    • Solid State Properties of Materials: ME 386P4

To qualify for Ph.D. candidacy, students must maintain a 3.3 GPA in the three required core courses and show sufficient progress in research.

If you do not have a 3.3 GPA in your core courses, you may take one additional semester to complete additional core courses and raise your GPA to 3.3. Note that if you are required to take 4 core courses, the GPA for your core courses is computed based on the average for all four core courses. You cannot retake a class to raise your core course GPA.

Discuss your class selections with your supervisor and the Graduate Advisor to ensure you are on the right track.

Additional ME Area Courses

The following are courses regularly offered by faculty within the ME Area and may be used in a program of graduate study for ME Area students of Mechanical Engineering. Most of these courses are offered either on an annual or biennial basis. However, a few are offered at less regular intervals; please check the Official UT Online Course Schedule to determine when a particular course is offered.

  • Strucure And Properties Courses
    • ME 386Q Topic 1: Theory of Materials
    • ME 386Q Topic 2: Phase Diagrams
    • ME 386Q Topic 10: High-Temperature Materials
    • ME 386Q Topic 11: Ceramic Engineering
    • ME 386Q Topic 13: Structural Ceramics
    • ME 386Q Topic 14: Electrochemical Materials
    • ME 386Q: Nanomaterials
  • Physical And Electronic Properties Courses
    • ME 386R Topic 1: Localized versus Itinerant Electrons in Solids
    • ME 386R Topic 2: Localized-Electron Phenomena
    • ME 386R Topic 3: Transport Properties of Transition-Metal Oxides
  • Microelectronics And Thin Films Courses
    • ME 386S Topic 1: Thin Films and Interfaces
    • ME 386S Topic 2: Metallization and Packaging
  • Themodynamics And Kinetics Courses
    • ME 387Q Topic 2: Kinetics and Phase Transformations
    • ME 387Q Topic 4: Corrosion
  • Thermodynamics And Kinetics Courses
    • ME 387Q Topic 2: Kinetics and Phase Transformations
    • ME 387Q Topic 4: Corrosion
  • Experimental Techniques Courses
    • ME 387R Topic 3: Electron Diffraction and Microscopy
    • ME 387R Topic 4: Advanced Electron Microscopy Theory and Techniques
    • ME 387R Topic 5: Materials Characterization Techniques
    • ME 387R Topic 6: High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy Techniques
    • ME 397: Experimental Techniques in Electron Microscopy

Supplemental ME Area Courses

The following are courses offered outside the ME Area and may be of interest to ME Area students. Please check the Official UT Online Course Schedule and the Official UT Online Graduate Catalog to find additional courses which may be of interest.

  • Mechanical Engineering Courses
    • ME 380Q Topic 1: Engineering Analysis: Analytical Methods
    • ME 380Q Topic 4: Numerical Methods for Differential Equations
    • ME 381Q Topic 1: Advanced Thermodynamics
    • ME 381Q Topic 2: Statistical Thermodynamics
    • ME 381Q Topic 3: Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics
  • Aerospace Engineering And Engineering Mechanics Courses
    • EM 388: Solid Mechanics I
    • EM 388L: Solid Mechanics II
    • EM 388F: Fracture Mechanics
    • EM 394F: Finite Elements Methods
    • EM 388V: Theory of Viscoelasticity
  • Chemical Engineering Courses
    • ChE 386K: Theory of X-Ray Diffraction
    • ChE 386L: Laboratory Experiments in X-Ray Diffraction
    • ChE 384: Kinetic Processes in Materials
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