Curriculum and Course Guide

The Materials Science and Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

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 Freshman Year – First Semester

 
Course Name
Credits
CHEM 1127Q or 1147Q General Chemistry 4
MATH 1131Q Calculus I 4
ENGR 1000 Orientation to Engineering 1
CSE 1010 Introduction to Computing for Engineers 2
ENGL 1010 or 1011 Sem. Acad. Writing or Sem. Writing thr Lit 4
  General Education Elective (Content Area 1) 3
  Total 18


Freshman Year – Second Semester

 
Course Name
Credits
CHEM 1128Q or 1148Q General Chemistry 4
MATH 1132Q Calculus II 4
ENGR 1166 Foundations of Engineering 3
  General Education Elective (Content Area 2) 3
  General Education Elective (Content Area 2) 3
  Total 17

Sophomore Year – First Semester

 
Course Name
Credits
PHYS 1501Q Physics for Engineering I 4
MATH 2110Q Multivariable Calculus 4
PHIL 1104 Philosophy & Ethics 3
MSE 2001 Intro to Materials Science and Engineering I 3
CE 2110 Applied Mechanics I 3
  Total 17

Sophomore Year – Second Semester

 
Course Name
Credits
PHYS 1502Q Physics for Engineering II 4
MATH 2410Q Differential Equations 3
MSE 2002 Intro to Material Science and Engineering II 3
MSE 2053 Material Lab 1
CE 3110 Mechanics of Materials 3
  General Education Elective (Content Area 4) 3
  Total 17

Junior Year – First Semester

 
Course Name
Credits
MSE 3001 Applied Thermodynamics of Materials 4
MSE 3003 Phase Transformation, Kinetics & Applications 3
MSE 3055 Materials Processing and Microstructures Laboratory 1
  Technical Elective (Note B) 3
  General Education Elective (Content Area 4) 3
  Total 14


Junior Year – Second Semester

 
Course Name
Credits
MSE 3002 Transport Phenomena in Materials 4
MSE 3004 Mechanical Behavior of Materials 3
MSE 3056 Mech. Behavior Lab 2
  Professional Elective (Note A) 3
  Technical Elective 3
  Total 15


Senior Year – First Semester

 
Course Name
Credits
MSE 4003 Materials Characterization 3
MSE 4001 Elect & Magnetic Prop of Materials 3
MSE 4004 Thermal Mech Proc of Materials 3
MSE 4901W Mater. Capstone Project I 3
  Professional Elective (Note A) 3
  Total 15


Senior Year – Second Semester

 
Course Name
Credits
MSE 4005 Proc Materials Liquid & Vapor State (Mat. Processing) 3
MSE 4902W Materials Capstone Project II 3
  Professional Elective (Note A) 3
  Professional Elective (Note A) 3
  Technical Elective (Note B) 3
  Total 15

 

Total Credits
128

 

Curriculum for B.S.E. in Materials Science & Engineering
The BSE-MSE Curriculum requires a minimum of 128 credits to satisfy graduation requirements. Thirty-one (31) credits in mathematics and basic sciences, fifty-seven (57) credits in engineering, and nineteen to twenty-two (19-22) credits in general education courses are specified. The student will elect a minimum of twelve (12) credits from a list of recommended professional electives (Note A) and a minimum of nine (9) credits from a list of recommended technical electives (Note B). At least three credits of technical elective courses must be in mathematics or basic sciences.

Five (12 credit) MSE concentrations have been defined. Students may enroll in elective courses to follow one of the defined concentrations, may choose courses from the recommended lists to suit their individual interests, or may petition the MSE Faculty to receive professional or technical elective credit for a course that is not on the currently recommended lists.

MSE Concentrations

Biomaterials Concentration
MCB 2000
CHEM 2443
BME 3700
BME 4701

Energy Materials Concentration
MSE 4800
MSE 4801
ME 3270 or CHEG 4995 (Energy Materials Topic)
ME 3285 or CHEG 5363

Metallurgy Concentration
Select four from the following:
MSE 3020
MSE 4021
MSE 4038
MSE 3032
MSE 4034
ME 3228

Nanomaterials Concentration
MSE 4240
MSE 4241
ENGR 4243
PHYS 3401

Electronic Materials Concentration
PHYS 3401
Select three from the following:
PHYS 3150
PHYS 4210
MSE 4241
MSE 5317

Note A: Recommended Professional Electives 
Twelve (12) credits. All 3000 and 4000 level MSE elective classes are accepted as Professional Electives. Only 3 credits of Independent Study (MSE 4095 or MSE 4989) can be counted as a Professional Elective.

Note B: Recommended Technical Electives    
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 & Cell Biology (MCB), Physics (PHYS), and Statistics (STAT).Courses typically selected to satisfy the technical elective requirement include:

CHEM 2443 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2444 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 3563 Physical Chemistry
CHEM 3564 Physical Chemistry II
ECE 3002 Electrical Circuits
ECE 4244 Nanotechnology II
ENGR 4243 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology I
MCB 2000 Intro. to Biochemistryy,lll
ME 3253 Linear Systems Theory
ME 3255 Computational Mechanics
MATH 2210Q Applied Linear Algebra
MATH 3160 Probability
MATH 3210 Abstract Linear Algebra
PHYS 3401 Introductory Quantum Mechanics I
PHYS 3402 Introductory Quantum Mechanics II
STAT 3025Q Statistical Methods – Calc Level I
STAT 3075 Statistical Methods – Calc Level II
STAT 3345Q Probability Models Engineers

MSE Honors Requirements