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

August 4, 2018

“2017 Dual Masters Cohort Completes First Year at Colorado School of Mines, Heads for Bordeaux for Year 2”

The first cohort of Dual Masters graduate students have successfully completed their first year of study at the Colorado School of Mines. The group of nine students is headed to Bordeaux for the second year of the program beginning in late August of 2018. A picture of the group taken at the end of the first year at CSM, along with academic advisors from both universities, is shown above.

Pictured:Dual Masters students and advisors at the Colorado School of Mines. Front row (left to right): Sami El Hageali (Ivory Coast), Charlene Guimpier (France), Thibaut Labrouquere (France). Back row (left to right): Prof. Frederic Castet (University of Bordeaux), Prof. Cedric Crespos (University of Bordeaux), Florian Calzavara (France), Sophie Espert (France – Ph.D. student), Charles Boury (France), Andrew Bremner (USA), Benjamin Warren (USA), Yuanhao Ding (China), Prof. Neal Sullivan (Colorado School of Mines).

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 €