This degree program is designed for students who want to work in the photovoltaics (PV) industry upon graduation. It prepares master’s students with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of PV science and technology. It complements science education through management course work directly relevant to business aspects of manufacturing. It exposes students to a range of research activities on the UT campus in laboratories of world-expert faculty in PV. Placement of students as interns in PV manufacturing facilities for six months to enhance their practical training and employability is a critical part of the program. There is no thesis requirement for this degree.
The PSM-PV is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in Physics, Chemistry, an Engineering discipline (e.g. Electrical, Chemical, or Mechanical), or an otherwise related field. For the degree of Professional Science Masters in Photovoltaics, a student must complete 37 hours of graduate credit including the following.
|PHYS 6020||Physics And Astronomy Journal Seminar (must take twice)||1|
|PHYS 6250||Classical Electrodynamics I||3|
|PHYS 6280||Photovoltaic Materials And Device Physics Laboratory||3|
|PHYS 6320||Quantum Mechanics I||3|
|PHYS 6630||Semiconductors I||3|
|PHYS 6940||Industrial Internship||6|
|PHYS 6960||M.s. Thesis Research||2|
|PHYS 6980||Special Topics (Fundamentals of Solar Cells)||3|
|PHYS 6990||Independent Study||3|
|BUAD 6600||Supply Chain Management||3|
|INFS 6560||Systems Analysis And Design||3|
|EFSB 6590||New Venture Creation||3|
|or EFSB 6690||Technology Commercialization|
No thesis is required; however, students are expected to make an oral presentation based on research and independent study.