Curriculum

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These are the requirements to receive a Materials Science and Engineering undergraduate degree. You can also explore our courses for the current and past semesters. Have any questions? Our advisors would be glad to assist you in planning your degree. 

 

Subjects required by all programs (55 hours)
Math 115 4
Math 116 4
Math 215 4
Math 216 4
Eng 100 or English 125 4
Chem Lec *
Chem Lab *
Physics 140** 4
Physics 240** 4
Physics 141 1
Physics 241 1

*Chem 210 is required. If both Chem 130 and 210 are taken, one may used toward satisfying Sci/Tech reuirement
**If total Physics is less than 10 hrs, the Sci/Tech requirement must be increased accordingly.

 

Intellectual Breadth
16 Hours required:

 

3 hours of humanities

10 hours of LAC & PCDC

3 hours in Economics

One upper division course  3xx/4xx level course

 

 

 

MSE Subjects (47 hrs)
Required: Selective, Elect 3 of
MSE 220/250 4 MSE 400 3
MSE 242 W 4 MSE 410 F 3
MSE 330 F 4 MSE 412 F 3
MSE 335 F 4 MSE 440 W 3
MSE 350 F 4 MSE 454 F 3
MSE 360 F 3 MSE 465 W 3
MSE 365 W 3 MSE 470 W 3
MSE 420 F 3 MSE 514 W 3
MSE 480 W 3
MSE 489 F 3

One additional MSE course (MSE 490, 493, graduate or special course , or 4th selective from above list)
MSE hours beyond 47 hours can be used toward satisfying Sci/Tech requirement or as free electives

 

Science and Tech Subjects (14 hours or more)
Must include ME 211 (4 hours) and Chem 210 (4 hours)
Sci/Tech hours beyond 16 hours can be used as general electives

General Electives  no more then(12 hours)

128 Total hours

 

Sample Schedule

Credit Hours Terms
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Subjects required by all programs (55 hrs.)
Mathematics 115, 116, 215, and 216 16 4 4 4 4
Engr 100, Intro to Engr 4 4
Engr 101, Intro to Computers 4 4
Chemistry 125/126 & 130 or Chem 210 & 211 1 5 5
Physics 140+141, Physics 240+241 2 10 5 5
Intellectual Breadth 3 16 3 3 5 5
Science and Technical Subjects (14 hrs.)
ME 211, Intro to Solid Mechanics  4 4
Science and Technical Electives 
(Must include Chem 210 - if not already taken)
10 3 4 3
Program Subjects (44 hrs.)
MSE 250, Principles of Engr Materials or
MSE 220, Intro to Mtls and Manufacturing
4 4
MSE 242, Physics of Materials 4 4
MSE 330, Thermodynamics of Materials 4 4
MSE 335, Kinetics and Trans in Matls Engr 4 4
MSE 350, Structures of Materials 4 4
MSE 360, Materials Lab I 3 3
MSE 365, Materials Lab II 3 3
MSE 420, Mechanical Behavior of Materials 3 3
MSE 480, Materials and Engineering Design 3 3
MSE 489, Materials Processing Design 3 3
Elect 3 of the following: 9 6 3
MSE 400, EMO Matls for Modern Device Tech (3)
MSE 410, Design and Applic of Biomatls (3)
MSE 412, Polymeric Materials (3)
MSE 440, Ceramic Materials (3)
MSE 454, Computational Approaches in MSE (3)
MSE 465, Structure & Chem Char of Matls (3)
MSE 470, Physical Metallurgy (3)
MSE 514, Composite Materials (3))

MSE Elective (3 hrs.)
3 3
Unrestricted Electives (12 hrs.) 12 3 4 2 3
Total 128 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 17

 

Notes:

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Materials Science and Engineering) — B.S.E. (Matl. Sci.& E.) — must complete the program listed above. This sample schedule is an example of one leading to graduation in eight terms.

  1. Either Chem 125/126 & 130 or Chem 210 & 211 may be used to satisfy this requirement. However, Chem 210 is required by the program. Excess Chemistry may be used to satisfy Sci/Tech electives.
  2. Physics: 140, 141; 240, 241 will count for 10 total credits, 2 of which will be applied according to individual program directives.
  3. A macro- or micro-economic course is required (Econ 101 or 102).

 

The Office of the Registrar's Schedule of Classes lists when classes are offered for current and past terms.