SUGS Coursework Master's

SUGS/SGUS (Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Studies)

The Rackham SUGS program was developed to promote greater enrollment of qualified College of Engineering students in the Master’s Program by making it possible for students to pursue a five-year combined B.S.E./M.S.E, B.S.E./M.S. The program does not require a dual enrollment, though a minimum of two full terms (minimum of 9 credit hours each term) of graduate enrollment in Rackham only is required.

SGUS students must complete 30 credit hours (coursework and research credits) of graduate level courses per the coursework M.S.E. degree requirements described above.   

i)               Foundation courses (minimum of 12 credit hours) 

ii)             Elective courses (maximum of 18 credit hours)

Of the 30 credit hours, at least 15 credit hours of MSE department courses (excluding MSE 690) must be taken.  

 

To ensure you have met the graduation requirements for the MSE SUGS degree, the following forms are needed at the beginning of the term you plan to graduate, after you have finalized your enrollment for your last term.  Please return both forms to Renee Hilgendorf reneeh@umich.edu:

    1. MSE SUGS Course Plan of Study Form for Master 
    2. Rackham SUGS Election Form - please complete all three columns on the form, including your Rackham elected courses, add your signature and obtain the signature of the MSE UG office and return to Renee.

 

Foundation courses: 

SUGS students must select a minimum of four courses (12 credits) within this category/module.

 

Fall

 Winter

Foundation courses(Credits: at least 12 credits)

MSE 532 (3): Advanced Thermodynamics of Materials 

MSE 535 (3): Kinetics, Phase Transformations and Transport 

MSE 560 (3): Structures of Materials

MSE 500 (3): Materials Physics and Chemistry

MSE 510 (3): Materials Chemistry

MSE 465 (3): Structural and Chemical Characterization of Materials

 MSE 520 (3): Advanced Mechanical Behavior

 

 

Elective courses:

Students can select a number of courses (up to 18 credits) within this category/module.

Student may count up to 3 non-MSE courses (up to 9 credits) toward the 18 credits. One of the non-MSE course can be a non-engineering, professionally related course (e.g. Business, entrepreneurship, public policy, patent law, Techcom, Engineering education). The other 2 non-MSE courses must be graduate level Engineering or Science courses. These non-MSE courses MUST be approved by the Master’s committee.

 

 

Fall

 Winter

Elective courses

(Max credits: 18)

 

MSE 890 (1): MSE Colloquium

MSE 890 (1): MSE Colloquium

MSE 454 (3): Computational Approaches in MSE

MSE 512 (3): Polymer Physics

MSE 517 (3): Advanced Functional Polymers: Molecular Design and Applications

MSE 514 (3): Composite Materials

MSE 554 (3): Computational Methods in MS&E and ChemE

MSE 556 (3): Molecular Simulation

MSE 470 (3): Physical Metallurgy

MSE 440 (3): Ceramics Materials

MSE 412 (3): Polymeric Materials

MSE 593 (3): Quantum Materials

MSE 410 (3): Design and Applications of Biomaterials

MSE 555 (3): Materials Energy Conversion

MSE 420 (3): Mechanical Behavior of Materials

MSE 577 (3): Failure Analysis of Materials

MSE 562 (3): Electron Microscopy I

MSE 593 (3): Data-Driven Materials Design and Genomics

(2) MSE 690 (Max credits: 8): Research Problems in Materials Science and Engineering

MSE 593 (3): Surface and Interfacial Engineering

MSE 593 (3): Special Topics

(2) MSE 690 (Max credits: 8): Research Problems in Materials Science and Engineering

MSE 559 (3): Foundations Nano II

MSE 593 (3): Special Topics

(2) Of the 18 credit hours, up to 8 credit hours may be satisfied by MSE 690 (Research Problems in Materials Science and Engineering). Students taking MSE 690 must submit a research report commensurate with the number of MSE 690 credits taken. This report must be approved by the project supervisor.

Additional requirements for SUGS masters:

  • Course Selection Approval:  must be approved by the Master’s committee chair
  • SUGS students may double count up to 9 credit hours of non-required B.S.E. undergrad coursework toward the 18 credit hours. Required undergraduate courses will not be double counted, but courses elected to meet technical or free elective B.S.E. requirements may be double counted.
  • Up to 6 credit hours of the undergrad program can be transferred to the master’s degree and counted toward the 18 credit hours. 
  • All courses to be double counted or transferred are to be approved by the MSE Undergrad Program Advisor.
  • Of the 18 credit hours, up to 8 credit hours may be satisfied by MSE 690 (Research Problems in Materials Science and Engineering). Students taking MSE 690 must submit a research report commensurate with the number of MSE 690 credits taken. This report must be approved by the project supervisor.
  • SUGS students must enroll in Rackham only for two full terms minimum, paying full tuition.