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Structural Materials

This area is appropriate if you are interested in an industrial career focused on metallic, advanced ceramic and composite materials designed to achieve specified mechanical or related properties required for engineering applications. A deeper understanding of the relationship between processing, structure and the specific mechanical properties required to meet the demands of different classes of industry-relevant structural materials is developed. 

Recommended math elective

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).

Recommended natural science electives

Choose two.

Course and Credits Title Notes

CHEM 162/165 (5)

General Chemistry - 3rd quarter 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
PHYS 224 (3) Thermal Physics

Prereq MATH 126/136 and PHYS 123

PHYS 227 (4) Elementary Mathematical Physics

Prereq 2.0 in PHYS 121, 122, 123, and MATH 126

PHYS 228 (4) Elementary Mathematical Physics

Prereq 2.0 in PHYS 227

Recommended engineering fundamentals electives

Choose 8 credits.

Course and Credits Title Notes
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  
ME 123 (4) Introduction to Visualization and Computer-Aided Design  
NME 220 (4) Introduction to Molecular and Nanoscale Principles

Prereqs are CHEM 142/143/145, Math 126/136, and PHYS 121.

Recommended technical elective requirements

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  
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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