Materials Certificate Application - Each student who wishes to participate in the program must complete the application and submit it to the committee (listed above).
The Materials Certificate Program, administered through the Bagley College of Engineering, is available to qualified students who complete an organized plan of study in the interdisciplinary field of materials science and engineering at Mississippi State University.
The University’s various departments offer a range of materials-related courses in both the science and engineering fields, such as biomaterials, electronic and semiconductor materials, composites, polymers, metals, ceramics, and construction materials. We also have a wide range of supporting courses in the areas of materials modeling, mechanics, processing, and characterization, along with special topics in fatigue, fracture, and corrosion.
As part of an organized plan of study, including Directed Study courses under the direction of a Materials Faculty Member, these courses allow students to pursue an interdisciplinary education and training program tailored to individual interests.
The Materials Certificate Program is available to both traditional and non-traditional students. This allows industry to offer employees further training in materials, as well as provide current university students the opportunity to pursue an interdisciplinary materials specialty.
To be admitted to the Materials Certificate Program, students must first successfully complete freshman chemistry (CH 1213, CH 1223), freshman calculus (MA 1713, MA 1723), and physics (PH 2213, PH 2223). If you would like to propose an exception to these courses, it must be discussed with the MWG faculty advisor who will handle each request on a case-by-case basis.
To receive the Materials Certificate, students must then complete four additional courses and a 3 hour Directed Study course under the direction of a faculty member of the Materials Working Group. The four traditional courses should be chosen from the “Level” course list.
A grade of “C” or better must be attained in all four courses, including the Directed Study course. Only one course in Level II can be from the Special Topics category.
In all cases, it is the student’s responsibility to provide official transcripts of all courses taken prior to admission into the program.
Introduction to Materials Science
Basic Materials Properties
Applied Materials Courses
Please note that 4xxx courses may be taken at the graduate level as 6xxx.
Materials related course may be found in the following BCoE Departments: Aerospace, Agricultural & Biological, Chemical, Civil & Environmental, Electrical & Computer, Industrial & Systems, and Mechanical; as well as in Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy, and the College of Forest Resources.
Other materials related courses are often presented through collaboration with staff at the following Centers: Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVs), Center for Computational Sciences (CCS), Geosystems Research Institute (GRI), Institute for Imaging & Analytical Technologies (I2AT), Institute for Clean Energy Technology (ICET), and the Raspet Flight Research Laboratory (RFRL).
These departments and programs offer exciting research and education opportunities in a variety of contemporary research fields:
The Materials Working Group is a group of faculty in various disciplines across campus, with a strong interest in promoting teaching and research in the area of materials science and engineering.