Master of Science in Materials Engineering atUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Course Commencement Date 2 May , 2023 View all dates


1.5 - 2 years (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • Materials engineering is a highly diverse field with applications connected to virtually all scientific discipline
  • Master of Science program at UAB is a viable option for students whose background includes a baccalaureate degree from other engineering fields or from any number of physical science disciplines
  • Prospective students should demonstrate competence in fields of study that emphasize structure, processing, performance, and properties of materials
  • There are three paths to an MSMtE:
    Plan I (Thesis Option): Includes 24 semester hours of course work and nine semester hours of thesis research
    Plan II (Non-thesis Option): Includes 30 semester hours, plus comprehensive exams covering all course work or an on-site research topic
    Plan III (Non-thesis, Technology/Engineering Management Emphasis): Includes 30 semester hours, plus comprehensive exams covering all course work or an on-site research topic


  • University Rankings
    • #301-400

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2022

    • #651-700

      - QS 2023

    • #169

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021

    • #137

      - US News & World Report 2023

    • #160

      - US News & World Report 2023

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 18,78,840
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
InsuranceINR 2,26,195
TotalINR 2,26,195

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 USD = INR 81.6


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 8ᵗʰ February 2023

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned


CGPA - 3/4

  • Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree in materials or metallurgical engineering or in a similarly named engineering program
  • A student with an undergraduate degree in another field of engineering or in the physical sciences may also be accepted into the MSMtE program
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale on all degree major courses attempted
  • All students will be required to demonstrate competence at the undergraduate level in engineering materials, physical behavior of materials, thermodynamics, and mechanical behavior of materials as well as in fields of study that emphasize the interrelationship among structure, processing, performance, and properties of materials
  • Students may be exempted from individual courses or examination if they demonstrate that they possess the knowledge from that course, usually with a grade of a B or better. This can be accomplished by one of the methods described below:
    • Successful completion (minimum grade of B) of Engineering Materials, Physical Materials I, Thermodynamics of Materials, Physical Materials II, and Mechanical Behavior of Materials;
    • Successful completion (minimum grade of B) of a prerequisite examination on the content of the courses listed above; or
    • Successful completion (minimum grade of B) of Intro to Thermodynamics and Mechanics of Materials and Introduction to Physical Materials

3 year degree accepted



Marks - 80/120


Marks - 53/90


Marks - 6.5/9


Marks - 120/160

Conditional Offer

Not mentioned

Application Process

Step 1: Additional documents required

  • Original transcripts/mark sheets bearing an official stamp must be submitted to the Graduate School. Copied, faxed, or scanned transcripts are considered unofficial
  • A separate statement confirming degree conferral (degree statement) bearing an official stamp is also required
  • Transcripts and degree statements must be in the original language of the international institution as well as in English
  • Applicants submitting an approved transcript evaluation (ECE or WES report) are not required to submit English translations
  • Submit GRE test scores
  • Submit English proficiency test scores
  • Evidence of financial support via a Financial Affidavit

Step 2: Start your online application

Step 3: Application fees for this course

Important Dates

Jan , 2023

Course Commencement Date

May , 2023

Course Commencement Date 2


Aug , 2023

Course Commencement Date 3

Joseph F. Volker International Scholarship
Rs. 1,22,445
Engineering,Computers,Science + 5 more
Caroline and Charles W. Ireland International Student Scholarship
Rs. 1,63,260
Engineering,Computers,Science + 5 more

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