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Graduate Coursework in Applied Sciences and Engineering

Fall 2021 Course Listing

MTSC 710 — First year seminar: Resources for Success in Graduate School and Beyond
1 Credit.

This course is required for first year MTSC students. It is designed to expose students to APS research and key resources and skills outside of course work that they will need to be successful in the PhD program and beyond. Sessions will include research talks by APS faculty, workshops by invited speakers internal and external to UNC, and presentations by second year PhD students.
Instruction mode: This class will be taught in-person on Fridays, 12:20 – 1:35 p.m.

MTSC 780 — Advanced Materials Science
3 Credits.

This course covers the physical fundamentals of material science with an in-depth discussion of structure formation in soft and hard materials and how structure determines material mechanical, electrical, thermal, and optical properties. Topics include amorphous and crystal structures, defects, dislocation theory, thermodynamics and phase diagrams, diffusion, interfaces and microstructures, solidification, and theory of phase transformation. Special emphasis will be on the structure-property relationships of (bio)polymers, (nano)composites, and their structure property relationships.
Instruction mode: This class will be taught in-person on Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30- 3:45 PM.