About the Program
The Materials Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
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.
125 Credits Required
Materials Engineering Major Courses (69 credits)
Required MSE Courses (45 credits)
MSE General Education Requirement (24 Credits)
- 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
Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (62 credits)
MSE Technical Electives (18 credits)
- 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
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.
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
First Year Engineering Program Requirements
- Students must have a graduation index of 2.0
- And must have a minimum average GPA of 2.0 in MSE 20000 and 30000 level courses.
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