There is an ever increasing demand on the development of new innovative materials, not only as part of the industrial infrastructure, but also to drive forth the advancement of the scientific and technological front.
Here in the Masters and Doctoral Program in Materials Science, we use experimental and theoretical methods at microscopic to atomic levels to propel research into the structures, the methods of synthesis, the physical and chemical properties and potential applications of various novel and innovative materials.
The curriculum is organized along the following main lines of innovative materials research, i.e., Quantum Property, Quantum Theory, Materials Property, Chemistry & Biomaterials, and Materials Enginnering.
Students in this course study under the supervision of our able staff to obtain broad specialist skills and knowledge in materials science, and are expected to become innovative and resourceful researchers and professionals of international standards.
Requirement for the Degree Program
Master Program (MS degree) – 2 years course
- Credits: During the two years, each student should get a total of at least 30 credits including those for colloquiums, special research study programs and seminars.
- MS Thesis: After getting all required credits, students will submit and defend their master thesis in the form of oral examination. Exceptionally good students may be allowed to take this exam early to finish the degree before the standard period of 2 years.
Doctoral Program (PhD degree) – 3 years course
- Thesis Abstract: A PhD candidate is expected to submit a thesis synopsis during the third year of the doctoral study, where it will be decided if the candidate may proceed to submitting the full doctoral thesis.
- The Doctoral (PhD) Thesis: Students who have completed a research project may submit a PhD thesis. If approved by the thesis committee, the candidate must present and defend the thesis at an oral examination. After a successful defense, the candidate will be granted a PhD degree in engineering. The standard period of study is 3 years, but exceptionally good students may be allowed to complete the degree early after a minimum of 1 year on the course.