Materials Science and Engineering


The purpose of the Materials Working Group is to bring together all research activities at the University of South Florida related to materials research. Since many departments, colleges, and institutes are conducting materials research, this group facilities the transfer of new ideas and permits the maximum utilization of shared resources. This home page serves the important function of helping interested parties in materials related research activities locate expertise at USF, via links to both researcher and research group home pages. In addition, a link indicating some of the capital equipments located on-campus to support these graduate research activities is provided.

Course Location/Delivery

The Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus.

Admission Requirements

Applicant must hold an earned bachelor's or Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.


None are required.


15 credit hours are required consisting of the following:

GROUP A - select one from below:
•    PHY 6938 - Selected Topics in Physics: Materials Physics (3)
•    ECH 6931 - Special Problems II: Materials Engineering (3)

GROUP B - select two course from the list below (contact dept. for additional offerings).
•    CGN 6933 - ST Civil & Mech: Corrosion of Engineering Materials
•    CGN 6933 - ST Civil & Mech: Durability Issues in Cementitious Materials
•    EML 6232 - Composite Laminated Materials (3)
•    EML 6930/BME5748/ECH6749 - Biomaterials & Biocompatibility II
•    CES 5105C - Advanced Mechanics of Materials I (3)
•    EEL 6935 - ST Elec: Introduction to Nanotechnology (3)
•    EMA 5326 - Corrosion Control
•    CHM 5452 - Polymer Chemistry (3)
•    PHZ 5405 - Solid State Physics (3)
•    PHZ 6426 - Solid State Physics II (3)
•    EEL 6355 Compound Semiconductor Technology (3)
•    EEL 6935 - ST Elec.: Wide Band Gap Semiconductor Technology I (3)

GROUP C - select two from the list below (contact dept. for additional offerings)
•    ECH 5931 ST IV: Nano Fabrication Materials Processing for Scientists and Engineers (3)
•    EEL 5356 - Integrated Circuit Technology (3)
•    EML 6930 - Special Problems 1: Electronic Manufacturing
•    EEL 5357 - Analog CMOS/VLSI (3)
•    EEL 6935 - ST Elec.: Characterization of Defects in Electronic Materials
•    EEL 6318 - Characterization of Semiconductors (3)



Time Limit

Student must comply with standard rules for graduate students.

Credit toward Graduate Degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval

Standardized Tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.


Dr. Norma A. Alcantar


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