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B.S. Materials Science and Engineering

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

  • Chem 111 Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • Chem 112 Principles of Chemistry II (5 credits)
  • Chem 305 Physical Chemistry (3 credits)
  • Chem 307 Physical Chemistry Lab (1 credit)
  • Engl 317 Technical Writing (3 credits)
  • Engr 210 Engineering Statics (3 credits)
  • Engr 240 Introduction to Electrical Circuits (3 credits)
  • Engr 335 Engineering Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
  • Engr 350 Engineering Mechanics of Materials (3 credits)
  • Math 170 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (4 credits)
  • Math 175 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (4 credits)
  • Math 275 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (3 credits)
  • Math 310 Ordinary Differential Equations (3 credits)
  • MSE 101 Intro to Metallurgy and Materials Science (2 credits)
  • MSE 201 Elements of Materials Science (3 credits)
  • MSE 308 Thermodynamics of Materials (3 credits)
  • MSE 313 Physical Metallurgy (4 credits)
  • MSE 340 Transport and Rate Processes I (4 credits)
  • MSE 412 Mechanical Behavior of Materials (3 credits)
  • MSE 413 Phase Equilibria in Materials (3 credits)
  • MSE 417 Instrumental Analysis (3 credits)
  • MSE 423 Corrosion (3 credits)
  • MSE 427 Ceramic Materials (3 credits)
  • MSE 432 Fundamentals of Thin Film Fabrication (3 credits)
  • MSE 434 Fundamentals of Polymeric Materials (3 credits)
  • MSE 453 Process Analysis and Design I (3 credits)
  • MSE 454 Process Analysis and Design II (3 credits)
  • MSE 456 Metallic Materials (3 credits)
  • MSE 464 Materials Physics and Engineering (3 credits)
  • Phil 103 Ethics (3 credits)
  • Phys 211 Engineering Physics I (3 credits)
  • Phys 212, Phys 212L Engineering Physics II and Lab (4 credits)
  • Stat 301 Probability and Statistics (3 credits)
  • Computer Science elective in a programming language (3 credits)
  • Economics Elective (3 credits)
  • Humanities and Social Science electives with one upper-division course (9 credits)
  • MSE or ChE elective numbered 300 or greater (3 credits)
  • Technical electives in math, science, or engineering numbered 300 or greater (3 credits)

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 112, Engr 210 and Engr 335, Math 275 and Math 310, MSE 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.

Contact Us

Buchanan Engineering Building Rm. 308

Mailing Address:

Chemical and Materials Science Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1021
Moscow, ID 83844-1021

Phone: 208-885-7572

Fax: 208-885-7462

Email: che@uidaho.edu or mse@uidaho.edu