Certificate in Materials Science

Offered by:  Chemistry, Physics and Earth Sciences

Coordinator:  Dr. Mita Dasog mita.dasog@dal.ca (Chemistry)

The Certificate in Materials Science provides recognition for students who have had significant training in the breadth and depth of materials science within their 120 credit hour Honours or Major program. It is particularly suited for students in Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Physics programs.

Admission to Certificate

To enrol in the Certificate in Materials Science, students must declare the certificate through Dal Online (https://dalonline.dal.ca > Web for Students > Admissions > Declare Major/Minor/Certificate), and notify the Certificate Coordinator by e-mail.

To graduate with the Certificate, students must apply to graduate with a Certificate at the time they apply to graduate from their degree program. 

The purpose of a Certificate in Materials Science is to show that the graduate has appropriate training in the breadth and depth of materials science within their 120 credit hour Honours or Major program. It is particularly suited for students in Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Physics programs. Students enrol by contacting the Certificate Coordinator. Students may enrol in the second, third or fourth year of their programs, but early enrolment is advised.

Certificate Requirements

1. At least four of the following courses, with a minimum grade of B- in each:

  • CHEM 3305.03/PHYC 3303 (or CHEM 3303.03): Materials Science
  • CHEM 4502.03: Polymer Science
  • CHEM 4311.03: Fundamental and Applied Electrochemistry
  • ERTH 2001.03: Earth Materials Science I
  • ERTH 2002.03: Earth Materials Science II
  • PHYC 3900.03: Introduction to Soft Condensed Matter Physics
  • PHYC 4230.03: Introduction to Condensed Matter
  • BIOE 4391.03: Polymeric Biomaterials
  • BMNG 5110.03: Biocompatibility and Biomaterials Design
  • MATL 3500.03: Materials Engineering
  • MATL 3510.03: Extraction of Materials
  • MATL 3601.03: Structure of Materials
  • MATL 3611.03: Corrosion and Degradation of Materials
  • MATL 3612.03: Thermodynamics of Materials
  • MATL 3620.03: Introduction to Physical Metallurgy
  • MATL 3621.03: Mechanical Behaviour of Materials
  • MATL 4703.03: Non-Metallic Materials
  • MATL 4722.03: Ferrous Alloys and Joining of Materials
  • MATL 4805.03: Electrochemical Processing of Materials
  • MATL 4806.03: Particulates in Materials Engineering
  • MATL 4815.03: Kinetics of Materials Processing
  • MATL 4823.03: Non-ferrous Alloys
  • MATL 4824.03: Industrial Metallurgy
  • MATL 4825.03: Solidification and Casting

2. Students must complete a research project with a materials emphasis (pre-approved by the Certificate Coordinator) via one of the following sets of courses, with a minimum grade of B-: