Appendix F - Materials

Master's and PhD Core Courses in Materials Engineering

A set of four core courses is required for all Master’s and PhD students in Materials Engineering.  The objective of having core courses requirement is to ensure that all graduate students develop common basic technical background.  Students may include, at most, one 400 level course in their plan of study.
The core program will consist of:

1) CE53000 – Properties of Concrete

2) CE53500 – Bituminous Materials

3) CE53800 – Experimental methods in Construction Materials Research

4) CE59700 – Structure Property Relationships and Behavior of CE Composite Materials

5) One course in statistical data analysis (i.e.: STAT 511, STAT 512, STAT 514)
(Note:  the requirement for the core statistical course can be waived if the student took similar course somewhere else)

In addition to these core courses, the students will typically select several elective courses either form the material area or from other areas as deemed necessary based on their plan of study.

The most recent Materials area list of course offerings included:

CE63100 – Advanced Concrete and Aggregate
CE59700 – Sustainable Binders
CE59700 – Advanced Topics in Classical and Computational Solid Mechanics
CE59700 – Foundations of Steel Corrosion in Concrete
CE 59700 – Fracture Mechanics of Concrete Materials and Structures
CE 59700 – Condition Assessments, Repair, and Life-Cycle Analysis for Concrete

In addition, possibilities exist to arrange for “on-demand” courses, i.e.:

CE69700 – Cement Chemistry
CE59700 – Properties of Concrete at Early Ages


A Professional Masters Concentration (CE-LEM) is also available in the MSCE program.  You can find more details about the concentration and the required coursework at: