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Materials Science and Engineering (MATSE)

MATSE 485W (IL) International Internship in Materials: Experimentation and Documentation (3) A course focused on international research, specifically experimentation and documentation, facilitated through the International Internship in Materials Program.

MATSE 485W International Internship in Materials: Experimentation and Documentation (3)

The objective of this course is to enrich students' preparation for careers in materials science and engineering in a global environment. The course is intended as a follow-up to MATSE 484W: International Internship in Materials: Research Definition and Methodology, in which the student will complete the research and documentation on the topic developed in that course. It may be used as a direct substitution for MATSE 494W: Research and Design Senior Project in the degree requirements for Materials Science and Engineering. The course will continue the student's development of international communication skills and appreciation of cultural and technical issues associated with conducting research in overseas laboratories. Students will complete their research experimentation, data analysis and interpretation under the supervision of a Materials Science and Engineering faculty mentor and a mentor from their host overseas laboratory or University. Students will compile a written thesis encompassing their technical findings, with specific emphasis on the economic, manufacturability, sustainability, environmental, safety/health, social and political issues of relevance to the topic. It is expected that the students will carefully and comprehensively articulate and consider the cultural, social, and scientific differences and similarities they experienced in performing the research in an international venue.

General Education: None
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: Seventh-semester standing in Materials Science and Engineering;MATSE 484W ; satisfactory completion of cultural class from Office of Education Abroad

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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