Undergraduate Program

Student performing experiment in lab.The Department of Materials Science and Engineering offers undergraduate students a major in materials science and engineering, covering a wide spectrum of the materials world, with concentrations in biomaterials, metallurgy, and polymer matrix composites.

Besides classroom learning, our students are trained with technical skills through laboratory classes, research experiences in laboratories led by faculty, and internships and co-ops in industry. Students develop their professional skill by active engagement with the UAB student chapters of various professional societies and participating in outreach activities. After graduation, our students either start professional careers or pursue graduate studies.

Contact Undergraduate Program Director Dr. Haibin Ning at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Honors Program

Students are invited to participate in the departmental honors program on the condition of a 3.25 GPA and completion of EGR 265: Math Tools for Engineering Problem Solving or equivalent. Honors programs require nine credit hours above the 128 hours required for a bachelors degree.

Requirements

  • Students must enroll in the one-credit EGR 301 Honors Research I course, which "introduces students to research methodology, ethics, data analysis, and technical communication." The course also helps students to identify a research mentor. This course is offered only in the fall and is preferably taken junior year.
  • Students must enroll in two one-hour departmental seminars (MSE 496). This can be done during any two semesters—fall or spring—in their course of study.
  • Students must complete six hours of credit in honors research (MSE 497) under the direction of an MSE faculty mentor.

Program Credit

  • Completion of the departmental honors program with a B or better average satisfies three credits of either a Materials Engineering elective or an Engineering/Math/Science elective.
  • Honors research beyond the required six hours can be applied as graduate credit.

Course Catalog

A complete list of program requirements, courses, and a proposed four-year program of study for Materials Engineering majors are available in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog.



5th Year Program

5th Year Program

Careers

Careers

Scholarships

Scholarships