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Materials Science

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Materials Science

Course Listing

Please visit the Academic Timetable to see which courses are presently being offered and in which location(s). Not all courses listed below run every term or in all locations. For specific details about program requirements and degree regulations, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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MTSC-6000H Graduate Seminar in Science Communication I This course will assist students in developing essential communication skills. A series of oral and written exercises will each be followed by constructive review by both peers and faculty. Evaluation will focus on clarity, precision and the care with which the audience is guided to the presenter's objective. Non-credit.
MTSC-6010H Physics and Chemistry of Materials This course examines the fundamental principles and concepts used by physicists and chemists to describe materials. It covers scientific and practical interrelations between traditional disciplines emphasizing the structure, physical and chemical properties of all classes of materials. Prerequisite: Students should have completed at least one full-year of study in each of undergraduate physics, chemistry, and mathematics.
MTSC-6020H Advanced Topics in Materials Science. This course will present a range of current topics based on research from the primary literature. There is extensive student participation including topic proposals, presentations, literature reports and in-class discussion. Prerequisite: MTSC 6010H or permission of the instructor.
MTSC-6270H Topics in Materials Science II This course will focus on topics that may vary depending on the interests of the students and the availability of faculty. Some suggested topics are Nanotechnology, Optical Applications, Electrochemistry and Mass Transport in Fuel Cells.
MTSC-7000H Materials Science Ph.D. Candidacy Exam Students are required to develop a research proposal for their thesis in conjunction with their supervisory committee. The basis of the proposal is not only major ideas of research but also a discussion of the research context for the proposed work. The proposal must be submitted between 12 and 18 months after enrolment. The candidate's proposal is examined at the candidacy exam by the members of the supervisory committee. The possible exam outcomes are pass, fail, or pass with remediation.