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Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering

  • Graduate Program Coordinator: David Estrada
  • Environmental Research Building, Room 2153, Mail Stop 2090
  • Phone: (208) 426-5693
  • E-mail: msegrad@boisestate.edu

Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering

Course Number and TitleCredits
Required Courses
MSE 605 Crystallography and Crystal Chemistry4
MSE 608 Solid State Thermodynamics4
MSE 618 Phase Transformations and Kinetics4
Required Core Emphasis Course
Choose at least one course from the following:
MSE 510 Electrical, Optical, and Dielectric Materials (3 cr)
MSE 512 Mechanical Behavior of Materials I (3 cr)
PHYS 515 Solid State Physics (3 cr)
3
Required Characterization Course
Choose at least 3 credits from the following (or alternative characterization course(s) approved by the Graduate Program Coordinator (GPC):
CHEM 522 Spectroscopy (3 cr)
CHEM 540 Spectrometric Identification (3 cr)
CHEM 560 Introduction to NMR Spectroscopy (2 cr)
MSE 521 Introduction to Electron Microscopy (3 cr)
MSE 522 Advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy (2 cr)
MSE 525 Surface Analysis (3 cr)
PHYS 523 Physical Methods of Materials
Characterization (3 cr)
3
Required Processing Course
Choose at least 3 credits from the following (or alternative processing course(s) approved by the Graduate Program Coordinator (GPC):
ECE 540 Intro to Integrated Circuit and MEMS
Processing (3 cr)
ECE 540L Intro to Integrated Circuit Processing Lab (1 cr)
ECE 541 Advanced Topics in Silicon Technology (3 cr)
ECE 542 Photolithography (3 cr)
ECE 543 Introduction to MEMS (3 cr)
MSE 540 Advanced Processing (3 cr)
MSE 542 Ceramic Processing (3 cr)
MSE 545 Nanoscale Processing (3 cr)
3
Other Graduate Courses
Additional elective courses in Materials Science and Engineering or related fields as approved by the supervisory committee and by the coordinator of the Materials Science and Engineering Doctoral program.
15
MSE 601 Graduate Student Orientation1
MSE 691 Doctoral Comprehensive Examination1
MSE 693 Dissertation30
Total68