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Materials Science and Engineering

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Materials Science and Engineering (123 Credits)

Admission Requirements

To be admitted into Materials Science and Engineering major, students must have 83% or higher ALEKS placement score (MATH) or Completion of Math 106 and 108, 171 or higher calculus course with “C” or better or Calc AP score of 2.

Transferring students must satisfy all of the above admission requirements. Students must earn a 2.6 GPA in transferred major courses and have earned a “C” or better in all transferred courses required for the MSE degree.

Benchmarks to Maintain Major in MSE Status

To keep their status as Materials Science Engineering majors, students must: (1) maintain 2.6 average GPA in major courses required for MSE degree, (2) obtain grade “C” of better in all courses required for MSE degree. No more than one repeat per course is allowed in all ME and MSE courses required for MSE degree.

Major courses required for MSE degree include all ME, MSE, physics, chemistry, and math courses listed in the schedule of studies.

Any further questions should be addressed to the Undergraduate Student Services office located in Sloan 205 or contact an MME academic advisor.
First Year
First TermCredits
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
ME 1162
MSE 2013
Second TermCredits
CHEM 1064
MATH 1724
MSE 2023
Technical Elective13
Second Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
MATH 2202
MATH 273 2
ME 2201
MSE 3163
Second TermCredits
Humanities [HUM]3
MATH 3153
MSE 2413
MSE 33X23
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
MSE 3023
MSE 3213
MSE 3232
MSE 4133
STAT 3703
Second TermCredits
Biological Science [BSCI]3
MSE 3183
MSE 320 [M]3
MSE 33X23
Technical Elective13
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
ME 3123
ME 416 [CAPS]3
MSE Electives36
Second TermCredits
Diversity [DIVR]3
MSE 425; or MSE 488 and ENGR 4893
MSE Elective33
Technical Elective13
Complete Exit Survey

1Technical Elective (Minimum of 9 credits, of which 3 must be upper-division or 500 level): Any upper-division CE, CH E, CHEM, CPT S, E E, MATH, ME, MSE, or PHYSICS course not used to fulfill other requirements (excluding ME 416), CE 211, and 215, EE 261, and 262, ME 212 and 216.
2MSE 33X (6 credits): Choose from MSE 331, 332, or 333.
3MSE Elective (9 credits): Any 300, 400, or 500-level MSE course except MSE 499 not used to fulfill other requirements.

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