Missouri University of Science And Technology

Rolla, Missouri, United States

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Mechanical and  Aerospace Engineering 

The Missouri University of Science and Technology provides BS in Aerospace Engineering which is an undergraduate non-thesis program which seeks to enhance the basic skills of the students. The Master’s Program offered has a thesis and non-thesis options. The thesis option requires the completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours, complete at least 24 credit hours in the MAE department, complete at least 9 credit hours of 6xxx lecture courses, at least 6 credit hours of which is in the MAE department and the submission of a thesis.

The non-thesis program requires the completion of 30 hours of a lecture course, at least 24 credit hours in the MAE department, at least 9 credit hours of 6xxx lecture courses including 6 hours in the MAE department.

The aerospace engineering students at the department, participate in numerous extracurricular activities such as:

  • list items Missouri S&T chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
  • list items Sigma Gamma Tau (the national aerospace engineering honor society),
  • list items AAVG (the Advanced-Aero Vehicle Group) 
  • list items MSAT (the space systems design group).
  • The Department provides BS, MS and Ph.D. courses in Mechanical Engineering. The BS program is an undergraduate non-thesis program focussing on the acquisition of primary skills. The MS program comes with a thesis and non-thesis options.

  • list items The non- thesis course requires at least 30 total credit hours, 24 credit hours in the MAE department, complete at least 9 credit hours of 6xxx lecture courses, at least 6 credit hours of which is in the MAE department and a thesis along with dissertation.
  • list items The thesis program requires at least 30 total credit hours, 21 credit hours of lecture courses, 6 credit hours of ME 6099, 9 credit hours of lecture courses in the MAE department, at least 3 credit hours of which is at the 6xxx level, 3 credit hours of mathematics, statistics, or computer science; AE/ME: 5830 Applied Computational Methods may be used to satisfy this requirement; 6 credit hours of 6xxx lecture courses.
  • Missouri University also provides BS, MS, and ME degrees in Manufacturing Engineering. For the Master of Science program, students need to maintain a grade point average equal to or higher than 3.00/4.00. The Master of Science degree program will consist of an approved minimum of 30 graduate credit hours. For the Master of Engineering program, the students need to maintain a grade point average equal to or higher than 3.00/4.00 and complete a maximum of 10 credit hours with a grade of C.
    A Master of Engineering (MEng) degree program will consist of an approved minimum of 30 graduate credit hours.

  • list items Areas of Expertise: Robotics and vehicle systems; Energy; Design and Manufacturing; Materials and Structures; Dynamic Systems and Control; Advanced Manufacturing; thermal-fluid sciences; Micro/Nanosystems; Astrodynamics; Aerospace Sciences
  • list items List of Labs (Aerospace): Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies; Center of Excellence for Aerospace Particulate Emissions Reduction Research (CEAPERR)
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    Chemical and Biochemical

    The Missouri University of Science and Technology provides BS, MS (thesis/nonthesis) and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering. The BS program is an undergraduate non-thesis course of 4 years. The MS thesis course requires a minimum of 30 semester hours including 18-24 hours of coursework in which CHEM ENG 5100, CHEM ENG 5110 and CHEM ENG 5220 is required, and 6-12 credit hours of research and dissertation.

    The non-thesis program consists of 30 hours of coursework including CHEM ENG 5100, CHEM ENG 5150, CHEM ENG 5110, CHEM ENG 5220, a minimum of 24 hours of coursework within the department and a minimum of 9 credit hours of 6000-level courses. 

    The Ph.D. program requires 72 semester hours beyond the BS degree, 42 semester hours beyond the MS degree and other requirements of the MS degree in addition to the 6 credit hours of 6000 level coursework for a minimum of 12, 6000-level credit hours. The student must also defend a dissertation based on analytical and/or experimental research.

    Specialized Areas: 

  • list items Fluid mechanics
  • list items Supercritical fluid technology
  • list items Reaction engineering
  • list items Biochemical and biomedical engineering
  • list items Mass and heat transfer in porous media
  • list items Transport and interfacial phenomena
  • list items Computer-aided design
  • list items Particle Characterization
  • list items Catalysis
  • list items Statistical mechanics
  • list items Nanotechnology
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Reservoir Engineering
  • list items Petroleum geology
  • list items Thermal hydraulics of sustainable and 4th generation nuclear energy
  • list items Rock Engineering
  • list items Carbon sequestration and CO2 capture
  • list items  Advanced sensors and measurement techniques
  • list items Geophysics
  • list items Drilling Optimization
  • list items Complex fluids
  • list items Geologic Hazards
  • list items Biotechnology & biomedical engineering
  • list items Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • list items Nanomaterials synthesis coating
  • list items Nanostructured film & characterization
  • list items Slope Stability
  • list items GIS & Remote Sensing
  • list items Thermodynamics, interfacial phenomena & surface science
  • list items Mechanical Earth Modeling
  • list items Paleontology and Palynology
  • list items Hybrid energy and alternative energy
  • list items Digital Imaging Processing and GIS
  • list items Energy and environmental processes and applications
  • list items Computational systems biology
  • list items Reservoir Modeling
  • list items Geochemistry
  • list items Molecular simulations
  • list items Ground Water Hydrology and Contaminant Transport
  • list items Production Engineering
  • list items Probabilistic Modeling and Risk Analysis
  • list items Protein characterization
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    Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering

    Civil Engineering

    The department offers: 

  • list items BS in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Construction Engineering
  • list items Environmental Engineering
  • list items Geotechnical Engineering
  • list items Materials Engineering
  • list items Structural Engineering
  • list items Transportation Engineering
  • list items Water Resources Engineering.
  • The graduate programs offered by the department include:

  • list items Master of Science, M.S.
  • list items Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D.
  • list items Doctor of Engineering, D.E.
  • The areas of study are:

  • list items Architectural Engineering
  • list items Construction Materials
  • list items Construction Engineering
  • list items Environmental Engineering
  • list items Geotechnical Engineering
  • list items Structural Engineering
  • list items Transportation Engineering
  • list items Water Resources Engineering.
  • Architectural Engineering

    The Graduate study focuses on the design and management of sustainable building systems in a choice of structures, construction, mechanical and electrical systems. Courses in several multi-disciplinary areas are available to develop a plan of studies that fit the interests and needs of each individual student. Research areas include energy and environmental design as it relates to green building systems, sustainable building design, and interdisciplinary work.

    In addition to the structure’s lab (mentioned in the Structural Engineering section), the university’s solar village, with its four solar houses, provide a testbed for various sustainable building systems studies. The department provides BS in Architectural Engineering with an emphasis in Construction Engineering; Construction Materials; Environmental Systems; Project Management; Structural Engineering. Master of Science, M.S., in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Architectural Engineering is also offered by the department with emphasis in Building Systems; Construction Engineering; Structural Engineering

    Environmental Engineering

    Current research activities encompass physical/chemical/biological wastewater treatment, hazardous waste treatment, drinking water treatment, groundwater and soil remediation, and indoor air pollution control. The program provides students with a strong background in fundamental chemical, biological, physical and environmental systems. Research and laboratory work is conducted in the Environmental Research Center (ERC) on the Missouri S&T campus.

    The ERC has state-of-the-art instrumentation to conduct a wide range of environmental analyses. Interdisciplinary environmental research efforts with industry and faculty at other institutions are numerous.

    The department offers: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering with an emphasis in Air Pollution and Control; Environmental Chemistry; Environmental Microbiology; Geoenvironmental Engineering; Water and Wastewater Resources Engineering. The graduate program offered is Master of Science, M.S. in Environmental Engineering.

  • list items Areas of Expertise: Environmental systems; Structural engineering; Geoenvironmental; Water resources engineering; Environmental Systems for Buildings; Transportation engineering; Geotechnical engineering; Construction materials; Water and Wastewater; Environmental Chemistry; Construction Engineering & Project Management; Construction management; Air Pollution; Environmental microbiology
  • list items List of Labs (Civil): Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies; Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures 
  • list items List of Labs (Environmental): Environmental Research Center; Cloud and Aerosol Sciences Laboratory
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    Computer Science 

    The Missouri University of Science and Technology provides BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science. The BS program is a non-thesis graduate program accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

    The MS course has thesis and non-thesis options.

  • list items The thesis course requires 25 hours of graduate course work (a minimum of 9 at the 6000 levels in computer science lecture courses and one credit hour of CS 6010 Seminar), six to nine hours of research, and the successful completion and defense of a research thesis.
  • list items The non-thesis course requires 31 hours of graduate coursework (a minimum of 15 at the 6000 levels in computer science lecture courses and one credit hour of CS 6010 Seminar).
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Software Engineering
  • list items Security & Privacy
  • list items Mobile & Pervasive Computing
  • list items Systems & Networking
  • list items Computational Intelligence & Vision
  • list items Algorithms & Theory
  • List of Labs: Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research

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    Electrical and Computer

    The Missouri University of Science and Technology provides BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering. The BS course is a non-thesis program.

    The major emphasis areas include:

  • list items Circuits and Electronics
  • list items Communications and signal processing
  • list items Controls and Systems
  • list items Devices and Optics
  • list items Electromagnetics and Power.
  • There are two options in the Master’s program (thesis and non-thesis options). The non-thesis option requires coursework only, while the thesis option requires a thesis under the guidance of a research advisor with less coursework. The Ph.D. program requires coursework along with the completion of the thesis and dissertation.

    Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Image processing
  • list items Control systems
  • list items Computational intelligence
  • list items Trustworthy systems
  • list items Circuits and electronics
  • list items Electrical power & machines
  • list items High-performance systems
  • list items Electromagnetics & solid-state devices
  • list items Communications and digital signal processing
  • list items Computer architecture
  • list items VLSI design
  • List of Labs: Center for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) NSF I/UCRC; Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Center (FREEDM) NSF Engineering Research Center; Intelligent Maintenance Systems Center NSF I/UCRC

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    Engineering Management and Systems

    The Missouri University of Science and Technology provides BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering Management. The BS program is an undergraduate non-thesis course.

    The MS program has a thesis and non-thesis options.

  • list items The thesis program requires 30 credit hours including the thesis. Two additional courses must be of the 6000-level. As a thesis student, one cannot register for  Graduate Research Eng Mgt 6099 until one’s Form I is on file.
  • list items The non-thesis course requires 10 three-credit-hour courses. Non-thesis students must take three 6000-level courses.
  • The following core courses are required of any student in the master's program: EMGT 5111 Management for Engineers and Scientists; EMGT 5320 Project Management; EMGT 5412 Operations Management Science; EMGT 6211 Advanced Financial Management

    Emphasis Areas Include:

  • list items Lean Six Sigma
  • list items Project Engineering & Construction Management
  • list items Project Management
  • list items Safety Engineering
  • list items Financial Engineering
  • The department also offers MS (thesis/non-thesis) in Systems Engineering. The non-thesis program requires completing at least 10 three-credit-hour courses and the thesis option requires 36 credit hours including the thesis.

    List of Labs: Design Engineering Center

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    Materials Science 

    The Missouri University of Science and Technology provides BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science. The BS program is a non-thesis course. M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering is offered with thesis/non-thesis options. The M.S. with thesis is oriented towards the completion of a research project, and the degree requirements are 18 hours of coursework and 12 hours of research along with the dissertation. For the non-thesis M.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering, 30 hours of coursework must be completed with a minimum of 12 hours at the 6000-level.
    The total number of hours required for the Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering is 72. Ph.D. students are required to complete the three core courses,  MS&E 6110, MS&E 6120, and MS&E 6130. Students must also take and pass the comprehensive exam in accordance with the Missouri S&T rules.
    The department also offers MS in Metallurgical and Ceramic Engineering

    Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Glasses & optical materials
  • list items Biomaterials & components
  • list items Mineral Processing
  • list items Nanomaterials preparation & properties
  • list items Ultra high temperature ceramics
  • list items Physical metallurgy of steels
  • list items Ventilation; Blasting
  • list items Extractive Metallurgy
  • list items Non-ferrous physical metallurgy
  • list items Traditional ceramics
  • list items Explosives
  • list items Corrosion chemistry
  • list items Thin film deposition & properties
  • list items Reclamation and Environment
  • list items Rock Mechanics
  • list items High energy density dielectrics
  • list items Electronic & composite materials
  • list items Mining; Equipment Optimization
  • list items Blast Mitigation
  • list items Ground Control
  • list items Manufacturing metallurgy
  • list items Computational materials engineering
  • List of Labs: Kent D. Peaslee Steel Manufacturing Research Center; Materials Research Center