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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Materials Engineering, BSMSE


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About the Program

Materials Engineering’s academic programs have been developed around broad and basic phenomena, applied to all major classes of artificial materials-ceramics, metals, glasses, polymers, and semiconductors. The undergraduate and graduate programs integrate our faculty strengths across the field’s four cornerstones: structure, properties, processing, and performance.

The first three years of study provide the basic educational core. In addition to the broad range of basic sciences and general education courses, the core provides a generic approach to the elements of the field. The core exploits the idea that the field is composed of the key elements of the field: synthesis/processing, composition/structure, properties and performance. This concept provides the foundation across all the materials classes: ceramics, metals, polymers, etc. The senior year, consisting of primarily electives, allows students the opportunity to focus their program toward personal goals in the field.

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Materials Engineering  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

code-BS-MSE
126 Credits for Graduation
Students must have a graduation index of 2.0
Student must have a minimum average GPA of 2.0 in MSE 200 and 300 level courses

Materials Engineering Major Courses (42 credits)


(https://engineering.purdue.edu/MSE/Academics/Undergrad/undergrad_manual.pdf)

MSE technical Electives - (18 credits)


(See the MSE undergraduate manual for an approved list.)

  • Technical Elective I - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective II - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective III - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective IV - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective V or Support Area Elective I - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective VI or Support Area Elective II - Credit Hours: 3.00

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (66 credits)


Mathematics Requirements (18 credits)


Alternative sequence to MA 26500/266 is MA 26200 followed by either MA 30300 or MA 35100.

Science Requirements (20 credits)


PHYS 25200 may be replaced by another 1-credit hour science laboratory as listed in the MSE undergraduate manual

PHYS 27200 replaces both PHYS 24100 and PHYS 25200

MSE General Education Requirement (24 credits)


  • ENGL 10600 - First-Year Composition or equivalent (satisfies Written Communication and Information Literacy Selectives)
  • COM 11400 - Fundamentals Of Speech Communication (satisfies Oral Communication for core)
  • Foundation Core

    • G.E. I (satisfies Human Cultures Humanities for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
    • G.E. II ( satisfies Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
    • G.E. III (satisfies Science, Technology & Society for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00

    MSE General Education Electives (see the MSE undergraduate manual for an approved list)

    • G.E. IV - Credit Hours: 3.00
    • G.E. V - Credit Hours: 3.00
    • G.E. VI - Credit Hours: 3.00

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website or click here .

Program Requirements


14(13) Credits


17 Credits


16 Credits


16 Credits


16 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • MSE 44000 - Materials Processing And Design II
  • Technical Elective IV - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective V - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective VI - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective V - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective VI - Credit Hours: 3.00

18 Credits


Note


126 semester credits required for Bachelor of Engineering degree.

Students must have a graduation index of 2.0 and must have a minimum average GPA of 2.0 in MSE 20000 and 30000 leve courses.

Degree Requirement


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Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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