Materials, Informatics and Design - Certificate

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering offers a Certificate in Materials, Informatics and Design requiring completion of six courses (15 credit hours).

The certificate addresses the need to develop approaches for the accelerated discovery and design of materials to meet technological challenges of the 21st century associated with environmental, national security, energy and medical issues. 

This program provides an interdisciplinary framework to employ informatics and engineering system design tools to the development of materials. The curriculum includes (i) cross-disciplinary components on materials science, informatics and design; (ii) an interdisciplinary, integrative studio course on the application of informatics and design tools to develop materials; (iii) elective tracks on entrepreneurship, energy, computational materials science as well as professional internships in industry and national laboratories.

The educational goals of the certificate program are to train the next generation of scientists and engineers who:

  1. are grounded in their major discipline (degree program);
  2. are capable of applying tools and methods from other disciplines to their major discipline;
  3. are able to translate tools developed in their major discipline to engineering problems in other fields;
  4. can communicate with experts in varying disciplines;
  5. can effectively contribute to interdisciplinary efforts while developing a comprehensive understanding of the potentials and limitations of their major discipline as well as other disciplines;
  6. have the skills necessary to thrive in their chosen career path.
MEEN 601Advanced Product Design3
or MEEN 683   or Multidisciplinary System Analysis and Design Optimization 
MSEN 655Materials Design Studio3
MSEN 659Materials Design ePortfolio0
MSEN 660/ECEN 769Materials Informatics3
Select one of the following:3
Polymer Chemistry
Materials Chemistry of Inorganic Materials
Surface Chemistry
Polymer Engineering
Colloidal and Interfacial Systems
Polymer Physical Properties
Fundamental Materials Science and Engineering
Fundamentals of Soft and Biomaterials
Composite Materials Processing and Performance
Physics of the Solid State
Select one of the following:3
Green Chemistry
Molecular Modeling
Professional Internship
Gas and Petroleum Processing
Sustainable Design of Chemical Processes
Professional Internship
Professional Internship
Sustainable Energy and Vehicle Engineering
Power Electronics for Photovoltaic Energy Systems
Physical and Economical Operations of Sustainable Energy Systems
Professional Development Seminar
Combustion Science and Engineering
Energy Management in Industry
Application of Energy Management
Professional Internship
Technology Commercialization
Foundations of Entrepreneurship
Managing for Creativity and Innovation
Materials Modeling of Phase Transformation and Microstructural Evolution
Multiscale Modeling in Materials
Computational Materials Science and Engineering
Professional Internship
Modern Computational Physics
Total Semester Credit Hours15