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Materials and Manufacturing

This concentration area is appropriate for those planning a career in computational materials science and engineering and/or in materials data science. In computational materials science you will learn about the modeling and simulation of material structure and dynamics relevant to real materials problems, often occurring across multiple time and length scales. Materials data science will provide you with knowledge of computational tools that utilize large amounts of information data for use in decisions related to materials selection and design.

Elective Options for Materials and Manufacturing

Choose one course from the list on B.S. Degree Requirements. If you don't have a preference, selecting INDE 315 (Probability and Statistics for Engineers) is encouraged (NOTE: INDE 315 can count EITHER towards the Math Elective OR as one of the Engineering Fundamentals Electives, but it cannot count in both categories).

Choose two.

Course and Credits Title Notes
CHEM 162/165 (5) General Chemistry series completion Prereq 1.7+ in CHEM 152

CHEM 312 (3)

Inorganic Chemistry Prereqs are CHEM 153/155/162; AND CHEM 224/238/336. CHEM 165 students have already completed the equivalent of this course.
CHEM 317 (4) Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

Prereq is CHEM 165 or CHEM 312

CHEM 452, CHEM 455, or CHEM 456 (3) Physical Chemistry

Prereqs for all are CHEM 153, 155, or 162; MATH 126 or MATH 136; and PHYS 123

PHYS 224 (3) Thermal Physics Prereqs are Math 126/136 and PHYS 123
PHYS 227 (4) Elementary Mathematical Physics Prereq: 2.0+ grades in each of PHYS 121, PHYS 122, PHYS 123, and MATH 126
PHYS 228 (4) Elementary Mathematical Physics Prereq 2.0+ in PHYS 227

Choose 8 credits.

Course and Credits Title Notes
CSE 160 (4) Data Programming Introductory data programming course for students who have taken  AMATH 301 
CSE 163 (4)

Intermediate Data Programming

Prereq is either CSE 142, CSE 143, or CSE 160
EE 215 (4) Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering Prereq MATH 126/136, MATH 207 (or MATH 307), and PHYS 122
IND E 250 (4) Fundamentals of Engineering Economy  
IND E 315 (3) Probability and Statistics for Engineers Course can count towards Math Electives or Engineering Fundamentals Electives but not both
ME 123 (4) Introduction to Visualization and Computer-Aided Design  

15 Credits, a minimum of 9 credits of MSE classes.

Course and Credits Title Notes
MSE 462 (3) Mechanical Behavior of Materials II  
MSE 463 (3) Corrosion and Wear of Materials  
MSE 471 (3) Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering  
MSE 475 (3) Introduction to Composite Materials  
MSE 488 (3) Materials in Manufacturing  
MSE 489 (3) Additive Manufacturing: Materials, Processing, and Applications  
MSE 490 (3) Composite Materials in Manufacturing  
MSE 498 (3) Any special topics focused in composites  
BIOEN 504 (4) Introduction to Technology Commercialization  
ENGR 321 Engineering Internship Education Earn 1 credit for an internship 1-20 hours/week, and 2 credits for an internship 20 hours/week+. Can count up to 4 credits of internship towards your degree

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