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Program at a Glance

Online Master's
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Credit Hours
Best Engineering University 2023
Most Innovative University 2022

Study materials at the atomic level to meet the demands of our rapidly-changing world.

Materials scientists and engineers truly impact every person on the planet. Their work is leveraged to create machinery, develop processes and produce a huge variety of products in nearly every industry. Their work makes a difference in our homes, businesses, schools, industries and beyond.

When you earn your master’s in material science and engineering from UCF Online, you’ll become a true innovator. You’ll discover fresh uses for existing materials, develop new materials, and create more efficient machines and processes to speed up development. Your studies and research may include subjects like nanomaterials, biomaterials, material stability and degradation and much more.

Through UCF Online, you’ll have the option to pursue a thesis or a non-thesis option. Both allow you to pursue electives that are a great fit for your career. You’ll graduate ready to bring your inventive ideas to fruition as you advance your career as a materials scientist or engineer. To open exciting new doors, get started today to earn your master’s in materials science and engineering.

Materials Engineer testing stress of metal


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Nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report among the Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs.
No GRE Required

Application Deadlines

July 1
December 1

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Course Overview

Metallurgical Thermodynamics

Explore and analyze the laws of thermodynamics, phase equilibria, reactions between condensed and gaseous phases as well as reaction equilibria in condensed solution and phase diagrams.

Commence in a critical examination of mass and thermal transport, phase transformations and Arrhenius rate processes.

Explore the structure and properties of polymers, preparation and processing of polymers, mechanical properties and their use in manufacturing and high tech applications.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Conduct research on the properties and structures of materials to discover new or strengthen existing materials.
  • Employ computer modeling of material properties and responses to applied forces.
  • Direct others in the handling and examination of materials.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Materials Consultant
  • Materials Production Researcher
  • Metallurgical Engineer
  • Product/Process Development Scientist