Undergraduate Programs

Materials Engineering

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Major Requirements

Minor Requirements

Curriculum

Education Objectives

Student Outcomes

Department Summary

 



Lower Division Requirements for Materials Engineering

 

General Chemistry Requirement
Take both of the following courses with laboratories: (8 hrs)

CH 115 / CH 116
CH 117 / CH 118

General Physics Requirement
PH 221/PH 221L
PH 222/PH 222L

Required Engineering and Mathematics Courses
Take all of the following courses: (29 hours)
CE 210
CE 220
CE 344
EE 312
MA 125
MA 126
EGR 150
EGR 110/111 or EGR 200
EGR 265
ME 102
ME 251
Total Lower Division Requirements: 37

 



Major Requirements for Materials Engineering

 

Required Materials Engineering Courses
Take all of the following courses: (43 hours)
MSE 280
MSE 281
MSE 380
MSE 381
MSE 382
MSE 401
MSE 413
MSE 430
MSE 464
MSE 465
MSE 470
MSE 496
MSE 498
MSE 499

 

Materials Engineering Electives
Choose three hours of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) courses: (3 hours)

MSE 402
MSE 405
MSE 407
MSE 408
MSE 409/409L
MSE 433
MSE 484
MSE 490
MSE 491
Completion of departmental honors program satisfies three credits of either a materials engineering elective or an Engineering/Mathematics/Science elective.

 

Engineering/Mathematics/ Science Electives
Select six hours from MSE, Engineering, Mathematics, or Science as approved by the Department Chair or designee: (6 hours)


Any biology course numbered BY 115 and above (not already taken as a major requirement)
Any chemistry course numbered CH 200 and above (not already taken as a major requirement)
Any physics course above PH 222 (not already taken as a major requirement)
MA 260, MA 360, MA 361, MA 434 or higher
Any Engineering course not required in the major except CE 120, EE 305, EGR 125, EGR 301, EGR 499, ME 101, ME 241, ME 301, ME 302, MSE 350

 

Science/Mathematics Electives
Select three hours from Science or Mathematics as approved by the Department Chair or designee: (3 hours)

Any BY course numbered 115 and above
Any CH course numbered 200 and above
MA 260, MA 360, MA 361, MA 434 or higher
Any Physics above 222

 

 
 Total Major Requirements: 55

 



Minor Requirements for Materials Engineering

 

  Grade Requirement
  A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all engineering coursework. Transfer students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 in UAB engineering courses attempted.
 
Required Materials Engineering Courses
Take all of the following courses: (20 hours)
  MSE 280
MSE 281
MSE 380
MSE 381
MSE 382
MSE 465
 
         
  Materials Engineering Electives
Select one of the following courses:
  MSE 413
MSE 430
MSE 464 MSE 470  
         
  Total Minor Requirements: 23-24

 



Additional Requirements for the School of Engineering

 

Please refer to the School of Engineering overview for school policies related to admission, academic progress, reasonable progress toward degree, and graduation.

 

 



Curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering (B.S.Mt.E.)

 

Freshman Year Sem. Hrs.
CH 115
CH 116
CH 117
CH 118
EGR 110 / 111*
EH 101
EH 102
MA 125
MA 126
ME 102
PH 221 / 221L
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Laboratory
General Chemistry II
General Chemistry II Laboratory
Introduction to Engineering
English Composition
English Composition
Calculus I
Calculus II
Engineering Graphics
General Physics I and Laboratory
3
1
3
1
2
3
3
4
4
2
4
Total semester hours 30

 


 

Sophomore Year Sem. Hrs.
CE 210
CE 220
EE 312
EGR 150
EGR 265 **

ME 251
MSE 280
MSE 281/281L
PH 222/222L
Statics
Mechanics of Solids
Electrical Systems
Computer Methods for Engineering
Engineering Problem Solving

Introduction to Thermal Sciences
Engineering Materials
Physical Materials I and Laboratory
General Physics II and Laboratory
3
3
3

3
4
2
3
4
4
Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities & Fine Arts3
Core Curriculum Area IV: History, Social & Behavioral Sc.3
3
3
Total semester hours 35

 


 

Junior Year Sem. Hrs.
CE 344
MSE 380
MSE 381
MSE 382
MSE 401
MSE 464/464L
MSE 465/465L
MSE 470/470L
Civil Engineering Analysis I
Thermodynamics of Materials
Physical Materials II
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Materials Processing
Metals and Alloys and Laboratory
Characterization of Materials and Laboratory
Ceramic Materials and Laboratory
Science, Mathematics, or Engineering Elective
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
3
Core Curriculum Area II and IV: Humanities & Fine Art or 
                                               Social & Behavioral Science
3

Total semester hours 33

 

Senior Year Sem. Hrs.
MSE 413
MSE 430/430L
MSE 496
MSE 498
MSE 499
Composite Materials
Polymeric Materials and Laboratory
MSE Honors Seminar
Design Project I
Design Project II
3
3
1
2
3
MSE Elective at the 400-level 
Science, Mathematics, or Engineering elective4
Core Curriculum Area II or IV: Humanities & Fine Art or Social & Behavioral Science3 
3
6
9

Total semester hours 30
*Transfer students may substitute EGR 200 Introduction to Engineering for EGR 110/EGR 111 Introduction to Engineering I and II.
** Students may also take MA 227 Calculus III and MA 252 Differential Equations instead of EGR 265 Mathematical Tools for Engineering Problem Solving and either MA/SCI or one EGR/MA/SCI elective
1 Please refer to the Core Curriculum as specified for Engineering majors.
3,4 Course must be approved by MSE Chair.