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The School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) was established on the basis of the original Department of Mechanical Engineering (founded in 1952) of Jiaotong University (the university’s original site was located in Shanghai). Currently, MSE consists of 3 departments: Material Science, Material Engineering, Material Physics and Chemistry. The School has several well equipped teaching/researching laboratories, including the State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials.
Many distinguished material scientists have worked in MSE, including members of Chinese Academy of Sciences or Chinese Academy of Engineering, among which are Prof. Zhou Zhihong, Prof. Zhou Huijiu, Prof. Tu Mingjing, and others. Now there are over 150 staff members in MSE, including 82 professors and lecturers.
At present there are about 500 undergraduate and 700 graduate students enrolled to pursue their degrees in MSE. More than 400 research projects have been carried out since 1999, including over 100 state-level programs, such as National Basic Research Program of China (973), High-Tech Research and Development Program of China (863), National Key Technologies Research and Development Program, and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Up to now, the School and its faculty have published more than 3000 research papers, authorized more than 300 patents, and won more than 70 high-level academic awards, including 10 National awards of Science and Technology Achievement Prize.
MSE has carried out academic exchanges and research cooperation with many oversea universities and research centers in USA, UK, Japan, Germany, Belgium, France etc. The school has regularly invited renowned scholars from home and abroad to deliver lectures.
Graduate students should master the basic scientific knowledge of Materials Science and Engineering. With the skillful technology of engineering and expertise in laboratory and equipment operating, the students should be knowledgeable in the research and study of materials, material processing, testing and analyzing abilities and so on. Students should be innovative and creative enough to contribute and achieve valuable scientific results in Materials Science and Engineering. The course study and training program is English-based, while students are expected to learn some basic Chinese after their study at Xi’an Jiaotong University.
2. Length of Study
Duration of study typically lasts three years for master’s degree. For exceptionally good candidates, it can be shortened to two years.
3. Courses Studies
All the required and elective courses of the school level are English-based, while the two courses, “Comprehensive Chinese” and “The Outline of China” are Chinese-based.
The Outline of China
Computational Method A
Phase Transitions in Solids
Solid State Physics
Frontiers of Materials Science
Structure-property Relations of Materials
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Modeling and Simulations
of Advanced Materials: An Introduction
Electron Microscopy and its Application in Materials Science
Advanced Energy Materials
Functional polymer materials
Theory of Defects in Materials
Elective courses from other schools
4. The requirement of graduation
Master students must complete their course study according to the Curriculum shown in Section 3. They shall join one or few research groups, and conduct research under the guidance of their supervising professor. They must complete a master thesis, which should be based on an individual or group research project. The master thesis will be evaluated by the experts in the field of materials science and engineering. The candidates are also required to give an oral presentation summarizing their achievement at XJTU-MSE by the end of their study. Candidates who fail to write a comprehensive master thesis or do not complete their course study will not be approved to obtain the Master Degree.
5. Research Centers
The State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials
The Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials was established on the basis of Research Institute for Strength of Metals founded in 1963. The laboratory was approved by the State Education Committee in 1985. It was constructed with the support of the World Bank in 1990, and was available to the public in 1995. This lab is engaged in the research of fundamental rules of mechanical behavior, peculiar phenomena and performance under various service conditions. The research focuses on four areas: characterization and evaluation of mechanical properties; strength of surface layer and inter facial strength; high-performance materials and their application; materials performance under harsh conditions.
In addition to this national level laboratory, more than 10 research centers and laboratories are established or being established, including Center for Advancing Materials Performance from the Nanoscale (CAMP-Nano), Center for Spintronics and Quantum System, Laboratory of Material Strength, Laboratory for Advanced Carbon-based Electronic Materials, Laboratory of Surface Engineering, Laboratory of New Materials, Laboratory of Thermal Spray, Laboratory of Casting and Abrasion Resistant Materials, Laboratory of Biomaterials, Shannxi International Joint Research Center for Soft Matter.
6. Description of Courses
MATL7402 Frontiers of Materials Science Credits: 2
The course aims at introducing the research frontiers of materials science to graduate students. More than 10 research topics will be covered, including data storage and memory materials, nuclear materials, energy materials, advanced electrionic materials, biomaterials, smart materials, metal alloys, polymer materials, graphene, 2D materials, and functional oxides and so on.
PHYS7401 Solid State Physics Credits: 2
This course aims at providing students with the essential concepts of solid state physics, in particular, the physical pictures of atoms, electrons and phonons in crystals. It is intended to show the relationship between the physical properties and the behaviors of solids. Main content includes: crystal lattice structure, atomic bonding in crystals, energy band theory of solid, free electron and transport theory, lattice vibration and thermal properties, magnetism and so on.
MATL7403 Mechanical Behavior of Materials Credits: 2
The class will focus on the mechanical behavior of structures and materials. It will cover elastic and plastic deformation, the hardness, fracture and fatigue, creep of materials from the continuum description of properties to the atomistic and molecular mechanisms that confer those properties to all materials. It also refers to the behavior of materials under some extreme environments, such as hydrogen enrichment, corrosion and irradiation environment. We will focus on the design and processing of materials from the atomic to the macroscale to achieve desired mechanical properties.
MATL7121 Structure-property Relations of Materials Credits: 2
This course is about structure–property relationships in nonmetal crystals. The course attempts to point out some of the crystallochemical parameters (such as symmetry, crystal field, ionic radius, bond lengths, and coordination numbers, etc.) that correlate with property coefficients. These relationships provide a qualitative understanding of the molecular mechanisms which underlie the choice of materials for various engineering applications.
MATL7503 Phase transitions in Solids Credits: 2
Phase transitions in solids is of vital interest for physicists, chemists and metallurgists, which is not only of academic importance but also of technological relevance. The course covers: thermodynamics of phase transitions; crystal symmetry and its effects on phase transitions; various kinds of phase transitions such as martensitic transitions, order-disorder transitions and spinodal decompositions; statistical mechanics and its role in phase transitions; soft modes in phase transition; physical properties associated with phase transitions. The course seeks to develop a general understanding of the thermodynamic driving force for phase transitions. A number of phase transformations are described, and treatments developed with a template framework so that students can extend the considerations of model systems to more complex cases. This is done to focus attention on fundamentals and not on the details and peculiarities of specific systems.
MATL7502 Modeling and simulations of advanced materials: An introduction. Credits: 2
This course will give an introduction to the applications of modeling and simulation approaches to the study of advance nanoscale materials. It will cover continuum methods (e.g. finite element analysis), atomistic simulation (e.g. molecular dynamics) as well as quantum mechanics (e.g. ab-initio calculations). These methods are new tools that allow one to predict material properties such as elastic modulus, strength, thermal properties, color, and others directly from the chemical makeup of the material. This approach is an exciting new paradigm that allows designing materials and structures from the bottom up: to make materials greener, lighter, stronger, more energy efficient, less expensive; and to produce them from abundant building blocks. These tools play an increasingly important role in modern engineering! In this subject you will get hands-on training in both the fundamentals and applications of these exciting new methods to key scientific problems.
MATL7113 Smart Materials Credits: 2
Smart materials refer to the materials which make response to the change of environment, possessing the sensing, actuating and controlling elements. It is one of the important directions of the new material development of the national medium and long-term science and technology. Present course is designed to teach several basic smart materials (including shape memory materials, piezoelectric materials, magnetostrictive materials), and focus on their characteristics, physical mechanism, the application and cutting-edge research, aiming to provide foundation and prospective of knowledge of smart material for the students, through the interdisciplinary nature of the course.
MATL7404 Electron Microscopy and its Application in Materials Science Credits: 2
This course is about analytical techniques developed based on (scanning) transmission electron microscopy and their application in microstructure characterization of materials. The course attempts to introduce the basic principle of electron microscope, electron diffraction and diffraction contrast, high-resolution electron microscopy, etc. In addition, the course will introduce the aberration-corrected electron microscopy and its application in materials science.
MATL7406 Advanced Energy Materials Credits: 2
This course mainly focuses on the advanced materials for energy storage. Here, we will give students an overview of energy storage materials and technologies. Topics include analysis of energy storage materials in thermochemical, electrochemical processes in existing and future power storage systems, with emphasis on efficiency, environmental impact and performance, the microstructure evaluation during the interface between electrodes and electrolyte for batteries and supercapactor. Energy technologies including Li ion battery, Li-Sulfur battery, Li-O2 battery, Na-S battery, fuel cell, supercapacitors and some novel energy storage technologies are discussed. We will introduce the principle and current research status of a variety of energy storage technologies and materials. This course will cover brief history of energy storage technologies, use real-world examples, and look forward into the future. The course will have interactive learning modules and lecture-oriented around current research found related to energy storage materials.
MATL7405 Functional polymer materials Credits: 2
The main aim of this course is to introduce essential concepts of polymer materials, including the basic concepts, the designing principles, the basic features, the characterization methods and typical applications. Through the study of this course, students are expected not only to learn about the latest developments of functional polymer materials, but also to grasp the cutting-edge technologies of the related research field.
MATL7117 Theory of Defects in Materials Credits: 2
This course will systematically introduces the theory of defects in materials and their applications, including material defects classification, the discovery of dislocations, brief introduction to dislocation theory, typical materials problems solved by dislocation theory, materials strengthening and work hardening, fatigue dislocation structures, deformation twinning, interfaces in materials and radiation defects etc. The course will also introduces the latest progresses made in the field of materials sciences related to defects.
Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport and have been awarded a recognized Bachelor's degree.
Tuition Fee Master RMB 39,000 per year
RMB 117,000 in total (About $ 21,455)
Accommodation Fee West 13 Building Double Room RMB 65 to RMB 10,000 (Per person Per Day Within 5 months) Single Room RMB 100 to RMB 24,000 (Per person Per Day Within 5 months) West 8 Building Double Room RMB 45 to RMB 9,000 (10 months) West 7 Building Single Room RMB 100 to RMB 24,000 (10 months) Other Fees Application Fee RMB 500 Service Fee USD 50 Living Expense RMB 2,000 to RMB 2,500
- Application Materials
1. Application Form
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2. Notarized Copies of Research Achievements
Applicants can submit published research papers, award certificates or other documents to prove their achievement and ability in academic research if any.
3. Photocopy of valid passport
With name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included
4. Highest degree certificate (notarized copy)
Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be translated into Chinese or English and notarized. Prospective diploma winners must submit official proof of student status by their current school.
5. Academic transcripts
Applicants should submit the original transcripts in undergraduate or graduate period. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.
6. A Study Plan or Research Proposal
Applicants must submit a written study plan or research proposal in English or Chinese, with a minimum of 800 words for Master degree and 1500 words for Doctoral degree.You can download a template or sample from here.
7. Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation (in Chinese or English) must be written for the applicant by professors or associate professors.
8. Certificate of English/Chinese Proficiency Level
HSK(above new HSK 5) and IELTS (above IELTS Band 5.5) transcript, or English Proficiency Certificate issued by applicant’s university.
For applicants who are in China: If you are an employee, you still need to provide employment separation certificate and your current residence permit. If you are a student, you need to provide transfer certificate, leaving certificate, certificate of attendance rate issued by previous school and your current residence permit.
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