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Graduate Coursework in Materials Science

Spring 2024 Course Listings

MTSC 711 – Material Science First Year Seminar: Developing your Plan for Success
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.

MTSC 718 — Seminar in Material Sciences and Engineering
1 Credit.
The Seminar in Materials Science and Engineering is a required 1-credit course for all Materials Science students in fall and spring semesters. The course tracks attendance at the required APS departmental seminars. Attending departmental seminars is an important component of training for MTSC doctoral students. Engaging in the seminars will help students gain a working knowledge of a variety of research areas important to their doctoral research.

MTSC 785 – Introduction to Scientific Computing for Materials
3 Credits.

This course covers the physical fundamentals of material science with in-depth development of the principles controlling the formation of the structure of engineering materials. Topics include crystal structures, defects, dislocation theory, thermodynamics and phase diagrams, diffusion, interfaces and microstructures, solidification and theory of phase transformation, and physical properties of hard and soft materials.