University of Maryland, College Park

College Park, MD, United States

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The Department of Aerospace Engineering is a student-centered department committed to providing engineering and aviation science programs with world-class education and research. The department offers comprehensive programmes in both undergraduate and graduate studies. The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering as well as a combined B.S./M.S. in Aerospace Engineering.

For graduate studies, the department offers: 

  • list items Master of Science (thesis and non-thesis)
  • list items M.Eng
  • list items Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering.
  • After completing 30 credit hours, the Master of Science degree is awarded. Specific requirements may differ depending on whether a student is pursuing a thesis or non-thesis option, but all learners are required to take a final comprehensive examination. If a student is interested in Ph.D., then he/she should complete a Ph.D. dissertation and get it approved by the committee.
    Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Rotorcraft/Micro Hovering UAV's
  • list items Hypersonics
  • list items Flight dynamics/control
  • list items Space systems
  • list items Structural mechanics/composites
  • list items Aerodynamics and propulsion
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    Chemical Engineering Department

    The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offers graduate and undergraduate programs in Chemical Engineering. The Bachelor of Science program in Chemical Engineering combined B.S./M.S. in Chemical Engineering, and integrated Bachelor of Science (B.S.)/Master of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSE) program are the programs offered by the department.

    The department is well-equipped to conduct graduate studies in aerosol science, fluid mechanics, molecular modeling, polymer reaction engineering, protein engineering, system research, and thermodynamics. It offers graduate programs like Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering, M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering, and Ph.D. in Chemical engineering.

    Its Ph.D. program combines basic and advanced training, original research, and professional training. Research and teaching in the department are deeply interdisciplinary and focused on solving some of the most challenging issues in the world. Students admitted to Ph.D. receive full financial support (stipend, remission of tuition) and subsidized health benefits.

    The Master's degree program gives students the opportunity to not only learn from professors who are world-renowned leaders and innovators in their areas, but also to work side by side with them, building expertise, and developing their management abilities through cooperative investigation.

    The department’s research interests include:

  • list items Aerosol Technology
  • list items Biophysics
  • list items Colloid Science
  • list items Catalysis
  • list items Molecular Modelling
  • list items Nanotechnology
  • list items Thermodynamics
  • list items Systems Engineering, and so on. 
  •  Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Process Systems and Control
  • list items Biomolecular Engineering
  • list items Nanostructural materials
  • list items Complex Fluids/Particle Science
  • list items Energy Storage
  • list items Metabolic Engineering
  • list items Polymer Science;
  • list items Thermodynamics/Transport Phenomena
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    Civil and Environmental Engineering 

    The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering was  founded in 1908. The main objective of the department is to give rise to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and also foster advanced research which improves the quality of life and environment. The department has incurred more than $24.8 million in research expenditures in 2016. It also boasts of 27.5 tenure-track faculty, eight-core research areas, eight leading research institutes and centers, two National Academies members.

    The programs offered by the department are:

  • list items Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • list items Combined B.S./M.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • list items Minor in Construction Project Management
  • list items Minor in Project Management
  • list items Combined BS/MS program
  • list items MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • list items MS in Project Management
  • list items MS in Transportation Systems
  • list items MEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • list items MEng in Project Management
  • list items MEng in Transportation Systems
  • list items PhD in Civil Engineering.
    Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Bridge Design
  • list items Project management
  • list items Geotechnical Centrifuge Modeling
  • list items Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • list items Risk and Reliability
  • list items Rational Pavement Design
  • list items Geographic Information  Systems for Hydrology
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    Computer Science Department

    At the University of Maryland, College Park, the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (CMNS) offers graduate, Master's degree (with or without thesis) and doctoral degrees. The master's degree without a thesis requires students to prepare a scholarly paper, while the thesis program requires students to complete a set of credit hours along with a presentation on their independent accomplishment.

    The department also offers students chances to pursue a research career at Maryland University.

    Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Computer Systems, Database Systems, Software Engineering / Programming Languages / HCI, Scientific Computing, Algorithms and Computation Theory, and Visual and Geometric Computing are the specialized areas in which the students work.

    Almost all full-time students studying in the department receives some kind of financial aid.

    Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Artificial Intelligence
  • list items Computer vision and computational geometry
  • list items Human-Computer Interaction
  • list items Computer Systems
  • list items Software engineering
  • list items Scientific computing
  • List of labs: UMIACS, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies


    Electrical / Electronic Department

    In James Clark School of Engineering, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers Bachelors, Masters degree (with or without a thesis), Ph.D. programmes in Electrical Engineering.

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering offers the following subdisciplines for specialization:

  • list items Computer Engineering
  • list items Communications and Signal Processing
  • list items Electrophysics
  • list items Power Systems
  • list items Microelectronics, and Controls along with the core electrical engineering curriculum.
  • M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering also offer the same specializations excluding Power Systems.

    Numerous state-of-the-art study laboratories that support operations in communication networks, robotics, control technologies, VLSI design, and testing, and semiconductor devices support the study program in Masters. The ECE graduate program focuses on interdisciplinary research and maintains associations within the departments under the Clark School of Engineering. Opportunities also exist for studying programs in conjunction with many national and international laboratories and technical facilities.

    Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Computer Engineering
  • list items Microelectronics and Bioelectronics
  • list items Control and Dynamics of Nonlinear Systems
  • list items Electrophysics
  • list items MEMS
  • list items Nanotechnology
  • list items Communication & Signal Processing
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    Environmental Engineering

    Environmental Engineering is a part of the University of Maryland's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The department, led by an expert faculty and with affiliations to leading companies, utilities, and agencies, offers interdisciplinary graduate programs. MS, M.Eng., and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering are the graduate courses offered by the department.

    Concentration areas in master’s, and Ph.D. level programs in Environmental Engineering include:

  • list items transport engineering
  • list items environmental engineering
  • list items water resource engineering
  • list items structural engineering
  • list items geotechnical engineering
  • list items civil structures
  • list items project management.
  • Students who are accepted into the Master of  Science program may choose either the thesis or non-thesis tracks. The thesis should be appropriate for publication in an archival journal at least as a technical note. Those who do not pursue the option of a thesis are required to complete a paper and a thorough examination work carried out for the M.S. A study dissertation that contributes to the development of civil and environmental engineering studies is the focus of the CEE doctoral program.


    Material Science

    The Department of Material Science and Engineering of A James Clark School of Engineering offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees. It incorporates engineering, physics, and chemistry and utilizes these disciplines in nanotechnology, biotechnology, data technology, power and production to address real-world issues. The undergraduate program in Materials Science and Engineering provides engineering education with a strong emphasis on the fundamental properties and structure of materials.

    The graduate programmes - M.S., M.Eng. and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.) in Material Sciences and Engineering - offer opportunities to work with faculty and industry on complex issues through projects, internships, and research. Research possibilities include the development of new power application components (fuel cells, hydrogen storage, and sophisticated batteries), new medically implanted device biomaterials, nanocomposites, shape memory metals, thermoelectric device components, and nanomaterials.

    Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Electronic Materials and Packaging
  • list items Magnetic Materials
  • list items Materials synthesis and materials processing
  • list items Semiconductors
  • list items Functional and Device Materials
  • list items Ceramics
  • list items Metal and structural materials
  • list items Polymers, organic and biomaterials
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    Mechanical engineering programs offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering provide students with the tools to broaden their understanding of the basics of this growing field while introducing them to modern technologies. Leaders in robotic control, advanced vehicle technologies, energy systems form a part of the faculty. Also, students have access to state-of-the-art research facilities. The department offers a B.S in Mechanical Engineering and a combined B.S./M.S. programme in Mechanical Engineering.

    For graduate programmes, the department offers M.S., M.Eng. and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.) programmes in Mechanical Engineering. Students selecting the master's programmes need to be skilled in traditional mechanical engineering fundamentals such as solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, transfer procedures, materials engineering, electronic instrumentation and measurements, controls, and layout.

    Furthermore, through a multitude of electives such as intelligent constructions, electronic packaging, data systems, Lean Six Sigma, reliability, and nanoelectromechanical systems, they will also investigate new/emerging regions in the field. In addition to the requirements of coursework, Ph.D. candidates must pass a qualifying examination and present a research proposal. In defense of their dissertation, all Ph.D. students must pass an oral examination administered by a committee of graduate faculty members.
    Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Manufacturing
  • list items Virtual Manufacturing
  • list items Solid Mechanics
  • list items Dynamics, and controls
  • list items Risk and Reliability
  • list items Physics of Failure
  • list items Life-Cycle Enginee
  • list items Energy Systems
  • list items Fluid Mechanics
  • list items Thermal Sci
  • list items Reacting Flows
  • list items Design / Information Sciences
  • list items Electronic Packaging
  • list items MEMS / NEMS
  • list items Nanoenergetics
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    Pure Science

    The University of Maryland's Department of Mathematics, College Park, offers outstanding opportunities for undergraduate-level study and research in mathematics, graduate-level studies in applied mathematics and statistics, and professional research.

    The department runs two graduate programs: the Mathematics Program (MATH) and the Mathematical Statistics Program (STAT) and is a major participant in the Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation Program (AMSC).

    It offers an M.A. in Statistics, M.S. in AMSC, and Ph.D. for all three programs. The Department of Physics offers undergraduate and graduate courses and a PhD programme with a major focus on areas like Biophysics and Chemical Physics. The University of Maryland's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers undergraduate, graduate courses, and a Ph.D. programme in Biochemistry and Chemistry.

    Faculty, graduates, and undergraduates collaborate on initiatives in interdisciplinary fields such as nanofabrication, bio-organic chemistry, environmental and atmospheric chemistry, and fuel cell research.

    These emerging areas are based on traditional physical, organic, inorganic, analytical, and theoretical chemistry disciplines.
    List of Labs:

  • list items IREAP
  • list items Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics