The Master of Engineering degree in Materials Science (MEng MatSci) offers students the opportunity to pursue advanced study in the field of materials science without also having to complete a research thesis or project. This coursework-only degree is concerned with the practical application of specialized, graduate-level engineering knowledge.
Master of Engineering in Materials Science Program Requirements and Milestones
The major milestones in completing an MEng in materials science at OSU are charted in the following table. For more information, click on the table links and review the MEng MatSci Student Progress Checklist.
University-wide requirements for earning an MEng degree at Oregon State are detailed on the OSU Graduate School Website.
|Milestone||Deadline||Reference links on these pages:|
|Meet with the MIME graduate advisor||Meeting should occur prior to end of first term in graduate school.||
Meet with Lynn via Zoom (after scheduling an appointment)
|Identify your graduate committee||Prior to end of first term in graduate school.||
An MEng graduate committee consists of a minimum of three graduate faculty:
1. A major professor (Please contact Lynn Paul for help identifying an appropriate major professor)
2. Anita Hughes
3. Lynn Paul
|Make a rough sketch of proposed graduate coursework.||
Prior to end of first term in graduate school.
Note: Materials Science MEng students must prepare a portfolio of their graduate work while at Oregon State University. For MEng students, this portfolio will ultimately be used as an alternative summative assessment in lieu of a final oral exam. Two resources have been developed to guide MEng students through this requirement:
|Ethical research training||Can be completed at ANY time, but it MUST BE COMPLETED before program of study approval. Although the Master of Engineering degree is a coursework-only, non-research degree, this training is required for all graduate students.|
|Program of study development, approval and filing||Must be filed with Graduate School prior to completing 18 credits.||
Program of Study forms can be found here.
|Final oral examination (Alternative Summative Assessment)||MIME MEng students must prepare a portfolio of their graduate work while at Oregon State University. This portfolio will be used in lieu of a final oral exam as an alternative summative assessment for MEng students. Occurs during the student’s final term at OSU.||
MEng students should indicate on the form that the type of exam they are reqesting is an "Alternative Summative Assessment (MENG, MBA, MSB, MCOUN)"
Master of Engineering students are not eligible to receive support in the form of graduate assistantships (GRAs or GTAs).
Master of Engineering students may switch to the Master of Science program at any time with the approval of a research professor. The research professor must send an e-mail to the MIME Head Advisor for Graduate Programs confirming that they are in support of the change before the student submits a Change of Degree form.