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PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (PHD-MSE)

PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (PHD-MSE)

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The PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is designed to equip and motivate future researchers and academics of engineering and sustainable materials with the advanced knowledge and skills they require to address society’s infrastructure needs for today and tomorrow.

The program is delivered by the College of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the College of Engineering and the College of Architecture, Art and Design, and focuses on four multidisciplinary research areas, including advanced materials, materials for energy and environment, structures, and analytical and computational modeling and simulation.

PhD-MSE students work with AUS faculty who are at the forefront of their fields of science, engineering and design, bringing knowledge and experience from some of the world’s best universities and institutions. Our faculty’s commitment to research, in cooperation with other academic institutions and major industrial and government organizations, creates an ideal environment for candidates to acquire cutting-edge knowledge and cultivate their own research interests.

The program admits both part-time and full-time students. We are offering competitive full assistantships for qualified full-time students, which cover the entire cost of tuition and provide a generous living allowance.

The program is taught in English and is composed of two phases:

  • Eight courses (24 credits). The candidate has to pass a qualifying PhD exam after finishing 12 credits of coursework.
  • A doctoral dissertation, allowing students to develop cutting-edge research competencies and generate original scientific work that can be published in reputed international journals.


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