M.Sc. (Physics) - Material Science

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M.Sc. (Physics) specialization in Material Science is a two-year program which aims to equip students both with the advanced concepts in Physics as well as hands on training in synthesis and characterization of novel materials, finding applications in myriad domains including but not limited to health, sanitation, defense, clean energy harvesting (solar cells, fuel cells, hydrogen storage, etc.), aerospace, semiconductors industry, etc. Students will also get an opportunity to learn Computational Materials Science, in which they will be equipped with various simulation software/techniques and advanced numerical algorithms to simulate materials via computers.  Students taking admission in MSc in Material Science program will have opportunity to work with faculty members having exceptional academic and research credentials in theoretical and experimental materials science. Students will also have access to state-of-the art material synthesis and characterization instruments installed in the campus. 

Duration

Duration of Program

2 years (4 Semesters)

Seats

Seats

5*

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UPES’ curriculum framework is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. Along with the core subject, students have the option to choose from subject-focused specialisations. They are also allowed to choose minor/exploratory subject from other schools at UPES that are: School of Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Law, School of Business, School of Health Sciences, School of Design, School of Modern Media, and School of Liberal Studies.

Further, based on the multifaceted needs of the global workplace and evolving lifestyles, the curriculum offers Signature and Life-Skills courses through School for Life. To round off this learning experience, students are required to do mandatory internships in the social sector, government/public sector, and industry. The combinations available for students to pick and choose from are endless, ensuring both depth and width of knowledge.

PEO-1: Students will have significant opportunities in various service domains at national and international level, and can work as scientist, analyst, quality controller in academic and research organizations. 

PEO-2: Students will have leadership quality to handle all kind of circumstances in diversities by providing interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary learning environment. 

PEO-3: Students will be continuous learner to learn and adopt new skills and techniques to overcome the problem related with new technologies. 

PEO4: Students will be able to formulate, investigate and analyze scientifically real life problems along with ethical attitude, which works in multidisciplinary team. 

PSO-1: Understand advanced level physics particularly classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, nuclear and high energy physics, solid state physics, materials science and electronics. 

PSO-2: Drive advanced education, research, and development in materials science and engineering, including materials discovery and/or processing, and in any professional disciplines that benefit from an understanding of MSE. 

PSO-3: Apply materials’ solutions to enhance or radically improve existing and future technologies. 

  • Metallurgist in steel industries 
  • Research Scientist 
  • Materials Engineer 
  • Product/process development Scientist 
  • Technical sales Engineer 
  • College Lecturer 
  • Scientist jobs in DAE, DRDO, ISRO, CSIR labs 
  • Investment banking as Financial/Quantitative analysts 
  • Metallurgist in steel industries
  • Research Scientist
  • Materials Engineer
  • Product/process development Scientist
  • Technical sales Engineer
  • College Lecturer
  • Scientist jobs in DAE, DRDO, ISRO, CSIR labs
  • Investment banking as Financial/Quantitative analysts
  • Fill Application Form
  • Screening of Application
  • Short listed student gets an invite for Personal Interview

50% in 10th and 12th (PCM/B) and 50% in graduation in relevant subject

SEMESTER I

 

Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course    Classical Mechanics 4
Core Course    Mathematical Physics  3
Core Course    Quantum Mechanics-I 4
Core Course    Properties of Matter Lab 1
Core Course    Electronics 3
Core Course    Electronics Lab 1
Core Course    Electrodynamics 4
Core Course    Introduction to Computational Physics 2
Core Course    Introduction to Computational Physics Lab 1
       
    Total 23

 

  

SEMESTER II

 

Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course    Statistical Mechanics 3
Core Course    Quantum Mechanics-II 3
Core Course    Relativity and Cosmology 3
Core Course    Condensed Matter Physics I 3
Core Course    Condensed Matter Physics I Lab 1
Core Course    Nuclear and Particle Physics 3
Core Course    Nuclear Physics Lab 1
Core Course    Atomic, Molecular & Laser Physics 3
Core Course    Atomic & Laser Physics Lab 1
Specialization course    Specialization course I 4
    Total 25

 

  

SEMESTER III

 

Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course    Condensed Matter Physics II 3
Core Course    Introduction to Metrology 2
Specialization course    Specialization course- II 4
Specialization course    Specialization course- III 3
Specialization course    Specialization course- IV 3
Specialization course    Specialization course- V 6
Skill Enhancement   Research and Publication Ethics  2
Skill Enhancement   Research Methodology 4
    Total 27

 

  

SEMESTER IV

 

Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Dissertation   Dissertation 10
    Total 10

 

 

Specialization Courses

 

Specialization Course I
Fundamentals of Material Science
Specialization Course II
Thermodynamics of materials
Specialization Course III (Any One)
Magnetism in materials
Material Synthesis & Characterization
Computational Materials Science
Fundamentals of nanosceicne & nanotechnology
Specialization Course IV (Any One)
Nanomagnetic Materials and Applications
Thin Film Technology and MEMS
Atomistic Modeling of materials
Ion accelerators and beam optics
Specialization Course V (Any One)
Nanofabrication and Characterization of Magnetic Nanostructures
Nanocomposites
Continuum scale simulations of materials
Photonic materials

 

We at the department believe in experiential teaching and learning and strive to imbibe problem solving skills and critical thinking in the students. The following practices are in place to improve the quality of Teaching-Learning and student experience: 

  • Design and Review of individual Course Plans at the beginning of session 
  • Course Completion Report (CCR) 
  • Academic Planning & Monitoring 
  • Quality Laboratory Experience 
  • Encouraging Advanced Learner 
  • Slow Learners Support 
  • ICT enabled Classroom (sound system, mic and projector) 
  • Guest lectures  
  • Certification Courses  
  • Professional Software Training (PST) and Certification 
  • NPTEL lectures 
  • Use of Virtual labs 
  • Participation in competitive events (In-house/National/International). 
  • Participation in Conferences/Seminars/Workshops (National/International). 
  • Semester Exchange Program. 
  • FDP 

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

PEO-1: Students will have significant opportunities in various service domains at national and international level, and can work as scientist, analyst, quality controller in academic and research organizations. 

PEO-2: Students will have leadership quality to handle all kind of circumstances in diversities by providing interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary learning environment. 

PEO-3: Students will be continuous learner to learn and adopt new skills and techniques to overcome the problem related with new technologies. 

PEO4: Students will be able to formulate, investigate and analyze scientifically real life problems along with ethical attitude, which works in multidisciplinary team. 

Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

PSO-1: Understand advanced level physics particularly classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, nuclear and high energy physics, solid state physics, materials science and electronics. 

PSO-2: Drive advanced education, research, and development in materials science and engineering, including materials discovery and/or processing, and in any professional disciplines that benefit from an understanding of MSE. 

PSO-3: Apply materials’ solutions to enhance or radically improve existing and future technologies. 

Career Prospects
  • Metallurgist in steel industries 
  • Research Scientist 
  • Materials Engineer 
  • Product/process development Scientist 
  • Technical sales Engineer 
  • College Lecturer 
  • Scientist jobs in DAE, DRDO, ISRO, CSIR labs 
  • Investment banking as Financial/Quantitative analysts 
Career Prospects
  • Metallurgist in steel industries
  • Research Scientist
  • Materials Engineer
  • Product/process development Scientist
  • Technical sales Engineer
  • College Lecturer
  • Scientist jobs in DAE, DRDO, ISRO, CSIR labs
  • Investment banking as Financial/Quantitative analysts
Admission Criteria
  • Fill Application Form
  • Screening of Application
  • Short listed student gets an invite for Personal Interview
Eligibility

50% in 10th and 12th (PCM/B) and 50% in graduation in relevant subject

Curriculum

SEMESTER I

 

Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course    Classical Mechanics 4
Core Course    Mathematical Physics  3
Core Course    Quantum Mechanics-I 4
Core Course    Properties of Matter Lab 1
Core Course    Electronics 3
Core Course    Electronics Lab 1
Core Course    Electrodynamics 4
Core Course    Introduction to Computational Physics 2
Core Course    Introduction to Computational Physics Lab 1
       
    Total 23

 

  

SEMESTER II

 

Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course    Statistical Mechanics 3
Core Course    Quantum Mechanics-II 3
Core Course    Relativity and Cosmology 3
Core Course    Condensed Matter Physics I 3
Core Course    Condensed Matter Physics I Lab 1
Core Course    Nuclear and Particle Physics 3
Core Course    Nuclear Physics Lab 1
Core Course    Atomic, Molecular & Laser Physics 3
Core Course    Atomic & Laser Physics Lab 1
Specialization course    Specialization course I 4
    Total 25

 

  

SEMESTER III

 

Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course    Condensed Matter Physics II 3
Core Course    Introduction to Metrology 2
Specialization course    Specialization course- II 4
Specialization course    Specialization course- III 3
Specialization course    Specialization course- IV 3
Specialization course    Specialization course- V 6
Skill Enhancement   Research and Publication Ethics  2
Skill Enhancement   Research Methodology 4
    Total 27

 

  

SEMESTER IV

 

Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Dissertation   Dissertation 10
    Total 10

 

 

Specialization Courses

 

Specialization Course I
Fundamentals of Material Science
Specialization Course II
Thermodynamics of materials
Specialization Course III (Any One)
Magnetism in materials
Material Synthesis & Characterization
Computational Materials Science
Fundamentals of nanosceicne & nanotechnology
Specialization Course IV (Any One)
Nanomagnetic Materials and Applications
Thin Film Technology and MEMS
Atomistic Modeling of materials
Ion accelerators and beam optics
Specialization Course V (Any One)
Nanofabrication and Characterization of Magnetic Nanostructures
Nanocomposites
Continuum scale simulations of materials
Photonic materials

 

Innovative Teaching and Learning

We at the department believe in experiential teaching and learning and strive to imbibe problem solving skills and critical thinking in the students. The following practices are in place to improve the quality of Teaching-Learning and student experience: 

  • Design and Review of individual Course Plans at the beginning of session 
  • Course Completion Report (CCR) 
  • Academic Planning & Monitoring 
  • Quality Laboratory Experience 
  • Encouraging Advanced Learner 
  • Slow Learners Support 
  • ICT enabled Classroom (sound system, mic and projector) 
  • Guest lectures  
  • Certification Courses  
  • Professional Software Training (PST) and Certification 
  • NPTEL lectures 
  • Use of Virtual labs 
  • Participation in competitive events (In-house/National/International). 
  • Participation in Conferences/Seminars/Workshops (National/International). 
  • Semester Exchange Program. 
  • FDP 
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