Materials Science and Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Course descriptions

Materials Science and Engineering majors are required to complete the following:

Concentrations

Elective sequences that satisfy the (12 credit) MSE concentrations in Electronic Materials, Metallurgy, Biomaterials, Nanomaterials, and Energy Materials as well as recommended Professional and Technical Electives are listed below.

Electronic Materials Concentration

PHYS 3401, 3150, 4210; MSE 4241, 5317

Metallurgy Concentration

Four courses from the following: MSE 3020, 3032, 3034, 3036, 4021, 4034, 4038; ME 3228

Biomaterials Concentration

At least one of the following: MSE 3700; BME 4701, 4710.

The additional required credits can come from the previous list or from the following: BIOL 1107; MCB 2210; CHEM 2443; a BME special topics course taught as Regenerative Medicine and Engineering; MSE 4095 biomaterials research in faculty labs* (3 credits total, may be split across multiple terms); additional courses with biomaterials content taught by various departments.*

*Must be approved by biomaterials advisor.

Nanomaterials Concentration

At least one of the following: MSE 4240, 4241; ENGR 3195 when taught as Nanoscience and Society.

The additional required credits can come from the previous list or from the following: ENGR 4243, 4244; PHYS 2300, 3401, 3402; CHEM 3563, 3564; MSE 4095 nanomaterials research in faculty labs* (3 credits total, may be split across multiple terms); additional courses with nanomaterials content taught by various departments.*

* Must be approved by nanomaterials advisor.

Energy Materials Concentration

MSE 4800 and 4801; two elective courses chosen from CHEG 5363; CHEM 3563; ME 3270 and ME 3285.

Professional Electives

Recommended professional elective courses are 12 credits from: any 3000 or 4000 level MSE elective course; BME 3700 and 4701; CHEG 3156; ME 3217 and 3228. Only one 3-credit independent study course may be used as a professional elective. Students with CGPA of 3.2 or greater may elect letter-grade graduate courses.

Technical Elective Requirement

Nine credits, selected from all 2000, 3000, and 4000 courses in the basic sciences, mathematics, and in any engineering discipline other than Materials Science and Engineering are accepted as technical electives. At least 3 credits must be selected from the basic sciences or mathematics: Mathematics (MATH), Biological Sciences (BIOL), Chemistry (CHEM), Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB), Physics (PHYS), and Statistics (STAT).

Selection of courses is detailed in the Materials Science and Engineering Course Selection Guide.

The Materials Science and Engineering program educational objectives are that within three to five years after graduation, in their professional careers and/or graduate programs, our alumni/ae will have: progressed in responsible professional positions and/or will have attained or will be successfully moving toward attaining post-graduate degrees; earned recognition for applying and continually expanding special, in-depth competencies in materials design, selection, characterization, and/or processing; earned recognition for applying and continually expanding professional skills of critical and cooperative thinking, communication, and leadership; and become engaged with and contributing to professional societies and collaborating with the MSE Program Faculty in providing opportunities for current and potential MSE majors.

 

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