Materials Engineering
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 

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 

Science/Mathematics Electives Any BY course numbered 115 and above 

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: 2324 
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 Arts^{3} 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 400level Science, Mathematics, or Engineering elective^{4} Core Curriculum Area II or IV: Humanities & Fine Art or Social & Behavioral Science^{3} 
3 6 9 

Total semester hours  30 
** 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.