Sep 26, 2023
The materials engineer is responsible for the selection, preparation and application of existing materials and for the development of new and improved materials. Materials engineers study the relationships between atomic and/or molecular constitution, microstructure and physical properties including mechanical, thermal, electrical, and optical behavior. Classes of materials include metals, ceramics, polymers, and electronic materials.
The educational objectives of the materials engineering program state that graduates will:
- Excel in their chosen career pathways, as practicing materials engineers or through the pursuit of advanced technical or professional degrees.
- Impact their profession through effective leadership, communication, teamwork, and through creative solution strategies to address global and societal issues.
- Apply their engineering training to contribute to the health, safety, environmental and economic well-being of their communities.
- Seek out continuing education, professional development and career advancement opportunities.
The following curriculum meets requirements
for the B.S. in materials engineering, provided the
student satisfies the graduation requirements listed
earlier. Each student must complete the following:
I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity
II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities
III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences
IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences
V. Composition and Communication I
VI. Composition and Communication II
VII. Quantitative Foundations
VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning
IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA
Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)
Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement hours (GCCR): 3
Subtotal: Premajor hours: 42
Subtotal: Major hours: 68
Total of 6 credit hours must be chosen. Technical electives are to be selected from a technical discipline, with approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies. At least 3 credit hours must come from a course with an MSE prefix. MSE 395 (Research) may count for one elective, but not both. Recommended technical electives include but are not limited to:
Subtotal: Technical Electives: 6