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UTSA offers new master's degree in advanced materials engineering

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(April 25, 2012) -- As one more step toward becoming a Tier One university, The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Engineering will offer an interdisciplinary Master of Science in Advanced Materials Engineering degree. The program has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and will begin in fall 2012.

Materials engineering is an interdisciplinary field developing new materials with novel properties that are needed to address the growing needs in our highly advanced and technological society. As noted in the new program request proposal, the multidisciplinary degree program will offer students courses in a variety of subject areas designed to provide them with technical training in materials engineering as well as training that will enhance their problem solving and entrepreneurship skills.

Graduate students in the new program will study the structure-property relations of materials and how those materials play an enabling role that affects our life and economy. Students completed the program will have the knowledge and skills needed to design and apply new materials as sensors and actuators in energy, communications, transportation, health care, defense and environmental applications. Graduates also will be a job-ready workforce for the continued growth of biotechnology, a field that according to the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, is a $22 million industry in San Antonio.

"This program will be beneficial to the region and to the community that UTSA serves," said Mauli Agrawal, dean of the UTSA College of Engineering, Peter Flawn Professor, and David and Jennifer Spencer Distinguished Dean's Chair in Engineering. "As we work toward becoming a Tier One university, a key focus is on job creation, research, innovation and providing a skilled workforce."

As the fastest growing engineering college in Texas, the UTSA College of Engineering provides world-class engineering education and research opportunities to the region's diverse community, the nation and beyond. Students are prepared for lifelong learning and careers in the engineering profession and research leading to innovative technologies.

UTSA has submitted the appropriate documentation for SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) accreditation for the new M.S. program in Advanced Materials Engineering.

>> The online application for the new degree program (M.S. in MatE) is open at the UTSA Graduate School website.

>> Learn more about the new master's degree program, at the UTSA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering website or contact Ruyan Guo, department chair, at 210-458-7076.



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