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  Jul 20, 2017
 
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Materials Science and Engineering Major, PhD


After one year in residence and with the approval of the faculty, a student may proceed directly to the doctoral program without completion of a master’s degree.

Requirements
Departmental requirements for completion of the doctoral degree are as follows.

  • Satisfactory performance on the applicable comprehensive examination. 
     
  • Active participation in graduate seminars conducted by the department.
     
  • For students proceeding directly to the PhD from the baccalaureate degree, a minimum of 72 graduate hours is required. These hours must include 42 graduate hours, including MSE 511 , MSE 512 , MSE 513 , and MSE 514 , at least 6 hours of 600-level courses in the department, and 30 hours of dissertation. Six hours of MSE 503  may be counted toward degree requirements. At least 24 hours must be courses taught in the department. The materials science and engineering major must include the courses required for the master’s program. For students in the nanomaterials concentration at least 12 hours of course work must be from the approved nanomaterials specialization list. For students in the biomaterials concentration at least 12 hours of course work must be from the approved biomaterials specialization list. For students in the Energy Science and Engineering concentration, at least 18 hours of course work must be from the curriculum jointly approved by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Education (CIRE) and the MSE graduate affairs committee.
     
  • For students having a thesis-based master’s degree from UT in materials science and engineering or polymer engineering or a master’s degree from another university in materials science and engineering, polymer engineering, or metallurgical engineering, a minimum of 48 graduate hours is required. These hours must include 18 hours of graduate course work with at least 6 hours of 600-level courses in the department and 30 hours of dissertation. Three hours of MSE 503  may be counted toward degree requirements. For students in the nanomaterials concentration at least 12 hours of course work must be from the approved nanomaterials specialization list. At least 12 hours must be courses in the department. For students in the Energy Science and Engineering concentration, all 18 hours of course work must be from the curriculum jointly approved by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Education (CIRE) and the MSE graduate affairs committee.
     
  • For students having a non-thesis master’s degree from UT in materials science and engineering or polymer engineering, a minimum of 48 graduate hours is required. These must include 15 hours of graduate course work with at least 6 hours of 600-level courses in the department and 33 hours of dissertation. For students in the nanomaterials concentration at least 12 hours of course work must be from the approved nanomaterials specialization list. Three hours of MSE 503  may be counted toward degree requirements. At least 12 hours must be courses in the department. For students in the Energy Science and Engineering concentration, 18 hours of course work must be taken from the curriculum jointly approved by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Education (CIRE) and the MSE graduate affairs committee.

 

Energy Science and Engineering Concentration


This concentration is offered in collaboration with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education (CIRE). The CIRE is a joint effort between the College of Engineering, other University of Tennessee colleges, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The students who wish to pursue this concentration will normally have completed 6 Core credit hours, 3 credit hours of Knowledge Breadth, and 6 credit hours of Knowledge Specialization coursework (minimum 15 hours) specified under the Energy Science and Engineering major , (PhD) program section of this catalog.



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