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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 1154
Math 1164
Math 2154
Math 2164
Eng 100 or English 1254
Chem Lec*
Chem Lab*
Physics 140**4
Physics 240**4
Physics 1411
Physics 2411

*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 220/2504MSE 4003
MSE 242 W4MSE 410 F3
MSE 330 F4MSE 412 F3
MSE 335 F4MSE 440 W3
MSE 350 F4MSE 454 F3
MSE 360 F3MSE 465 W3
MSE 365 W3MSE 470 W3
MSE 420 F3MSE 514 W3
MSE 480 W3
MSE 489 F3

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 HoursTerms
12345678
Subjects required by all programs (55 hrs.)
Mathematics 115, 116, 215, and 216164444
Engr 100, Intro to Engr44
Engr 101, Intro to Computers44
Chemistry 125/126 & 130 or Chem 210 & 211 155
Physics 140+141, Physics 240+241 21055
Intellectual Breadth 3163355
Science and Technical Subjects (14 hrs.)
ME 211, Intro to Solid Mechanics 44
Science and Technical Electives 
(Must include Chem 210 - if not already taken)
10343
Program Subjects (44 hrs.)
MSE 250, Principles of Engr Materials or
MSE 220, Intro to Mtls and Manufacturing
44
MSE 242, Physics of Materials44
MSE 330, Thermodynamics of Materials44
MSE 335, Kinetics and Trans in Matls Engr44
MSE 350, Structures of Materials44
MSE 360, Materials Lab I33
MSE 365, Materials Lab II33
MSE 420, Mechanical Behavior of Materials33
MSE 480, Materials and Engineering Design33
MSE 489, Materials Processing Design33
Elect 3 of the following:963
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.)
33
Unrestricted Electives (12 hrs.)123423
Total1281616161616161517

 

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.