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Professor Charit describing Materials Science to prospective students.

Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.M.S.E.)

Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3) and the following:

Chem 111

Principles of Chemistry I (4 cr)

Chem 112

Principles of Chemistry II (5 cr)

Chem 305

Physical Chemistry (3 cr)

Chem 307

Physical Chemistry Lab (1 cr)

Engl 317

Technical Writing (3 cr)

Engr 210

Engineering Statics (3 cr)

Engr 240

Introduction to Electrical Circuits (3 cr)

Engr 335

Engineering Fluid Mechanics (3 cr)

Engr 350

Engineering Mechanics of Materials (3 cr)

Math 170

Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (4 cr)

Math 175

Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (4 cr)

Math 275

Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (3 cr)

Math 310

Ordinary Differential Equations (3 cr)

MSE 101

Intro to Metallurgy and Materials Science (2 cr)

MSE 201

Elements of Materials Science (3 cr)

MSE 308

Thermodynamics of Materials (3 cr)

MSE 313

Physical Metallurgy (4 cr)

MSE 340

Transport and Rate Processes I (4 cr)

MSE 412

Mechanical Behavior of Materials (3 cr)

MSE 413

Phase Equilibria in Materials (3 cr)

MSE 417

Instrumental Analysis (3 cr)

MSE 423

Corrosion (3 cr)

MSE 427

Ceramic Materials (3 cr)

MSE 432

Fundamentals of Thin Film Fabrication (3 cr)

MSE 434

Fundamentals of Polymeric Materials (3 cr)

MSE 453

Process Analysis and Design I (3 cr)

MSE 454

Process Analysis and Design II (3 cr)

MSE 456

Metallic Materials (3 cr)

MSE 464

Materials Physics and Engineering (3 cr)

Phil 103

Ethics (3 cr)

Phys 211

Engineering Physics I (3 cr)

Phys 212, Phys 212L

Engineering Physics II and Lab (4 cr)

Stat 301

Probability and Statistics (3 cr)

Computer Science elective in a programming language (3 cr)

Economics Elective (3 cr)

Humanities and Social Science electives with one upper-division course (9 cr)

MSE or ChE elective numbered 300 or greater (3 cr)

Technical electives in math, science, or engineering numbered 300 or greater (3 cr)

Courses to total 129 credits for this degree, not counting Engl 101 and mathematics courses numbered lower than Math 170.

Students majoring in materials science engineering must earn a grade of C or better in each of the following courses before registration is permitted in upper-division materials science engineering courses: Chem 111 and Chem 112Engr 210 andEngr 335Math 275 and Math 310MSE 201, and Phys 211 and Phys 212.

A passing grade is required in each of the following courses before registration is permitted in upper-division materials science engineering courses: computer science elective, Math 170 and Math 175, and MSE 101.

Any student majoring in materials science engineering may accumulate no more than four grades of D or F in UI mathematics, science, or engineering courses that are used to satisfy junior certification requirements. Included in this number are multiple repeats in a single class or single repeats in multiple classes. A warning will be issued in writing to students who have accumulated two grades of D or F in UI mathematics, science, or engineering courses used to satisfy curricular requirements.

An average GPA of at least 2.0 is required for all materials science engineering courses used to satisfy the curricular requirements.