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Materials Engineering

Degrees Offered: Ph.D., M.Sc., M.A.Sc.

Members

Professors

S. L. Cockcroft, D. G. Dixon, D. B. Dreisinger, F. Ko, D. M. Maijer, M. Militzer, W. J. Poole, A. Poursartip, C. W. Sinclair, T. Troczynski, R. Wang.

Associate Professors

E. Asselin, G. Fernlund.

Assistant Professors

W. Liu, L. Tafaghodi Khajavi, G. Xia.

Program Overview

The Department of Materials Engineering offers opportunities for study in the following fields: casting and solidification of metals; ceramic processing and properties; refractories; corrosion; composites; high temperature coatings; biomaterials; extractive metallurgy including hydrometallurgy, bio-hydrometallurgy, electrometallurgy, and pyrometallurgy; physical metallurgy; thermo-mechanical processing related to materials production; environmental issues related to materials productions; electronic materials; nanofibers; textile structural composites.

Materials Engineers are experts on the entire life cycle of materials, including recovery of materials from minerals, making engineered materials, manufacturing materials into products, understanding and evaluating materials performance, proper disposal and recycling of materials, and evaluating societal and economic benefits.

Students must satisfy the admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies including, for international students whose first language is not English, a minimum TOEFL score of 560.

Note: Not all courses listed are offered every year.

Doctor of Philosophy

Admission Requirements

An M.Sc. or M.A.Sc. in a suitable discipline is prerequisite. Outstanding M.A.Sc. and M.Sc. students who have demonstrated clear evidence of research ability may be transferred to a Ph.D. program after one year's residence at UBC, subject to Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies regulations.

Program Requirements

As detailed in the Academic Regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, all doctoral students are required to successfully complete a comprehensive examination. The major requirement for the Ph.D. is completion of a research dissertation meeting the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements. See additional departmental guidelines at Materials Engineering.

Master of Science

Admission Requirements

Graduation in physics, chemistry, or mathematics with at least upper-second class standing is prerequisite for admission to the program leading to the M.Sc.

Program Requirements

As detailed by the Academic Regulations of Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and as per Materials Engineering guidelines.

Master of Applied Science

Admission Requirements

Graduation in materials engineering, metallurgical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or engineering physics, with at least upper-Second class standing (76%) is prerequisite for admission to the program leading to the M.A.Sc.

Program Requirements

As detailed by the Academic Regulations of Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and as per Material Engineering guidelines.

For information about the professional M.Eng. program, visit the Faculty of Applied Science or Materials Engineering.

Contact Information

Department of Materials Engineering
309-6350 Stores Road
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
Tel: 604.822.4878
Fax: 604.822.3619
Email: gradsec@mtrl.ubc.ca
Web: www.mtrl.ubc.ca

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