Materials Science and Engineering

The Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Materials Science and Engineering program gives working engineers the tools they need to develop and improve the materials that impact everyday life.

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Degrees & Pathways

Concentrations
Nanotechnology
Focus Areas/Tracks
BiotechnologyNanomaterials
Pathways

About

The curriculum in the Materials Science and Engineering program at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals takes a close look at the connections between materials' structure and performance, how particular properties can be achieved through state-of-the-art processing, and how newly engineered materials can be used in modern technologies. After studying with instructors working at the top of their fields, students are prepared to tackle today’s most pressing questions in nanotechnology, electrochemistry, biomaterials, and more.

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Understand the basic concepts related to the structure of engineering materials.
  2. Understand the basic thermodynamics and kinetics of engineering materials.
  3. Apply the structure, thermodynamics, and kinetics of materials to the characterization of material properties and to the design of engineering materials.

Contact

Program Chair: James Spicer

Program Coordinator: Anne Zylinski (410-516-7904, azylins1@jhu.edu)

Requirements

Master's Degree

Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all master's degree candidates.
  • Your prior education must include a mathematics sequence through linear algebra and/or differential equations as well as courses in general physics and chemistry.
  • This program is best suited to applicants who have received undergraduate degrees in engineering or science-related fields.
  • If your prior education does not include the prerequisites listed above, you may still be admitted under provisional status, followed by full admission once you have completed the missing prerequisites. Missing prerequisites may be completed at the Johns Hopkins University or at another regionally accredited institution.
  • You may opt to include professional accomplishments in your application by submitting a résumé along with letters of recommendation from your workplace.
  • When reviewing an application, your academic and professional background (if submitted) will be considered.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

  • A total of ten courses must be completed within five years.
  • The curriculum consists of two core courses and eight electives in materials science and engineering or related fields (400-level or higher with at least five at the 600- or 700-level).
  • Materials-related elective courses from other programs may be counted towards degree requirements with advisor approval.
  • Students interested in taking the Materials Science and Engineering Project (515.730/731) or Independent Study (515.800/801) should discuss their plans with their academic advisor and must get prior approval from the program chair.
  • Up to two courses can be from Engineering Management program.
  • Only one C-range grade (C+, C, or C−) can count toward the master's degree.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.
  • Nanotechnology Concentration:
    • A total of ten courses must be completed within five years.
    • The curriculum consists of four core courses and six electives (400-level or higher with at least five at the 600- or 700-level).
    • Materials-related elective courses from other programs may be counted towards degree requirements with advisor approval.
    • Only one C-range grade (C+, C, or C−) can count toward the master's degree.
    • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.
    • Concentrations are noted on the student's transcript.

Courses

Please refer to the Schedule Planning Information page for a general idea when these courses are offered. For exact dates, times, locations, fees, and instructors, please refer to the course schedule published each term.

COURSES BY FOCUS AREA

The focus areas offered represent related groups of courses that are relevant for students with interests in the selected areas. The focus areas are presented as an aid to students in planning their course schedules and are only applicable to students seeking a Master's degree. They do not appear as official designations on a student’s transcript or diploma.

NANOMATERIALS

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