Master of Science Dual Degree Program, Non-Thesis

Mines and the University of Bordeaux

The dual degree program offered through the Materials Science Program provides non-thesis students the opportunity to earn two master’s degrees over two years of study. After completing the program, students will have earned a Master of Science in Materials Science from Mines and a Masters of Science in Physical Chemistry & Chemical Physics (PCCP) from the University of Bordeaux (UBx).

PROGRAM PLAN

Year One (August 15 – May 15): Students begin coursework at Mines 

  • MLGN 591 – Materials Thermodynamics
  • MLGN 592 – Advanced Materials Kinetics and Transport
  • MLGN 593 – Bonding, Structure, and Crystallography
  • AND 5 elective courses aligned with the UBx PCCP program

Year Two (September 1 – June 15): Students begin coursework at UBx 

  • 5 graduate courses
  • 6-month internship at French national laboratory
  • Author Case Study report and defend to CSM-UBx faculty
Course Sequence

Year 1: Colorado School of Mines

  • Bonding, Structure and Crystallography (MLGN 593)
  • Materials Thermodynamics (MLGN 591)
  • Advanced Materials Kinetics and Transport (MLGN 592)
  • Quantum Mechanics (PHGN 520)
  • Surface Analysis Techniques (CHGN 583 / MLGN 583)
  • Analytical Chemistry (CHGN 507)
  • Solid State Physics (MLGN 502)
  • One elective course proposed by the student
  • Total: 24 credit hours / 60 ECTS

Year 2: University of Bordeaux

  • Photonics, Lasers and Imaging
  • Dielectric and Magnetic properties
  • Two elective courses among four proposed:
    • Large scale facilities
    • Self-assembly of polymers and surfactants
    • Energy, information and communication
    • Computational chemistry
  • Foreign Languages (French or English)
  • Management and entrepreneurship
  • Professional project
  • Case study / Master thesis research project
  • Total: 24 credit hours / 60 ECTS
Program Costs

2016-2017 Academic Year

Charges from Mines to Mines students who are Colorado Residents

Year 1 at Mines, Fall Year 1 at Mines, Spring Year 2 at UBx, Fall Year 2 at UBx, Spring
Full-time resident tuition $7,845 $7,845 $7,845 $7,845
Full student fees $1,076 $1,076 0 0
Health insurance $1,740 0 0 0
Dual MS fee $1,000 $1,000 0 0
Technology Fee 0 0 $60 $60
Total $11,661 $9,921 $7,905 $7,905

 

Charges from Mines to Mines students who are not Colorado residents.

Year 1 at Mines, Fall Year 1 at Mines, Spring Year 2 at UBx, Fall Year 2 at UBx, Spring
Full-time resident tuition $17,010 $17,010 $17,010 $17,010
Full student fees $1,076 $1,076 0 0
Health insurance $1,740 0 0 0
Dual MS fee $1,000 $1,000 0 0
Technology Fee 0 0 $60 $60
Total $20,826 $19,086 $17,070 $17,070

 

Charges from UBx to Mines students.

Year 1 at Mines, Fall Year 1 at Mines, Spring Year 2 at UBx, Fall Year 2 at UBx, Spring
French language course – intensive 0 0 113 € 0 €
French language course – university 0 0 75 € 0
Social security 0 0 215 € 0
Dual MS fee 0 0 400 € 0
Campus life fee 0 0 5 € 5 €
Total 0 0 708 € 5 €