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Materials Science at Oregon State University

Structural Materials and Mechanical Behavior of Materials Degree Track

Course Listing

M.S.
Ph. D.
Core Coursework

M.S. 16 credit minimum

Ph.D. 20 credit minimum
MATS 570 Structure-Property Relationships in Materials

MATS 581 Thermodynamics of Solids

MATS 582 Rate Processes in Materials

Either:

MATS 584 Advanced Fracture and Fatigue of Materials

or

MATS 587 Dislocations, Deformation, and Creep
MATS 570 Structure-Property Relationships in Materials

MATS 581 Thermodynamics of Solids

MATS 582 Rate Processes in Materials

MATS 555 Experimental Techniques in Materials Science

Either:

MATS 584 Advanced Fracture and Fatigue of Materials

or

MATS 587 Dislocations, Deformation, and Creep


Focus Area
Structural Materials - Topical
M.S. 9 credit min.

Ph.D. 12 credit min.

Must include (1) course with material processing content

MATS 584 or 587 can only be used here if not used in the core coursework
MATS 584 Advanced Fracture and Fatigue of Materials

MATS 587 Dislocations, Deformation, and Creep

ME 520 Applied Stress Analysis

ME 523 Advanced Stress Analysis

ME 553 Structure and Mechanics Laboratory

Structural Materials-Processing (must choose one min.):

CHE 545 Polymer Engineering and Science

IE 534 Ceramic Processing

WSE 530 Polymer Composites

WSE 542 Composites Manufacturing

CE 526 Advanced Concrete Materials


Free Electives
M.S. 8 credit min.

Ph.D. 13 credit min.

Courses also listed above can only be used as electives only if not used in the core coursework or focus area
ME 520 Applied Stress Analysis

ME 523 Advanced Stress Analysis

ME 524 Finite Element Modeling of Mechanical Engineering Systems

ME 553 Structure and Mechanics Laboratory

MATS 555 Experimental Techniques in Materials Science

MATS 580 Materials Selection

MATS 584 Advanced Fracture and Fatigue of Materials

MATS 587 Dislocations, Deformation, and Creep

CHE 545 Polymer Engineering and Science

IE 534 Ceramic Processing

WSE 530 Polymer Composites

WSE 542 Composites Manufacturing

CE 526 Advanced Concrete Materials

CCE 522 Green Building Materials

ST 511 Methods of Data Analysis

ST 512 Methods of Data Analysis II

ST 515 Design and Analysis of Planned Experiments

OC 528 Microprobe Analysis


Thesis
M.S. 12 credit min.

Ph.D. 63 credit min.
503 or 603 Thesis in Home Department

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