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Curriculum in Materials Engineering

Administered by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Leading to the degree bachelor of science. Total credits required: 127.5. See also Basic Program and Cooperative Programs.

Professional Program
Sophomore Year
Cr. Fall
3 General Education elective 1
R Materials Science and Engineering - Professional Planning —Mat E 201
5 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering—Mat E 211*
5 Introduction to Classical Physics I—Phys 221
4 Calculus III—Math 265
17
Cr. Spring
3 Structural Characterization of Materials—Mat E 214*
5 Introduction to Classical Physics II—Phys 222
3 Statics of Engineering—E M 274
4 Elementary Differential Equations—Math 267
3 Written, Oral, visual and Electronic Composition—Engl 250
18
Junior Year
Cr. Fall
3 Thermodynamics in Materials Engineering —Mat E 311*
3 Specialization I2
3 Specialization II3
3 Mechanics of Materials—E M 324
3 General Education elective1
15
Cr. Spring
3 Kinetics and Phase Equilibria in Materials—Mat E 314*
3 Computational Methods in Materials—Mat E 316*
3 Specialization I2
3 Specialization II3
3 General Education elective1
15
Senior Year
Cr. Fall
3 Professional Practice— Mat E 413*
3 Specialization I2
3 Specialization II3
3 Technical elective 2
3 Free elective 5
15
Cr. Spring
3 Mechanical Behavior of Materials—Mat E 418*
3 Professional Practice— Mat E 414*
3 Specialization I2,6
3 Specialization II3,6
3 General Education elective1
3 Technical elective
18

Communication Proficiency

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering requires a grade of C or better in Engl 150 and 250 and in one of the following courses: Engl 314, 302, 309 or Jl MC 347.

1General Education electives must be departmentally approved and follow department guidelines.

2Course in first area of emphasis (specialization).

3Course in second area of emphasis (specialization).

4Technical electives must be department approved.

5The free elective may be General Education, Technical, or other graded course not of remedial nature.

6If Electronics is chosen as a specialization then the technical elective requirement is reduced by 2 credits since 331 and 432 are 4 credits each.

*Core professional curriculum. A student must have a minimum grade-point average of 2.00 in this group of courses and certification by the department curriculum committee in order to graduate.

A Mat E student may take up to 9 credit hours from General Education and free electives on a P/NP basis, except that the courses used to meet the U.S. Diversity and International Perspectives requirements may not be among them. S/F courses (different from P/NP) will be considered for these requirements on a course-by-course basis.

Areas of specialization from which a student selects two:

Ceramic Materials: 321, 322, 423, 424
Electronic Materials: 331 and 331L, 332, 432, 433
Metallic Materials: 341, 342, 443, 444
Polymeric Materials: 351, 442, 453, 454