Materials Science & Engineering (BS) (14MSEBS)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CH 101 Chemistry, A Molecular Science1 3 CH 201 Chemistry, A Quant Science 3
CH 102 General Chemistry Lab1 1 CH 202 Quantitative Chemistry Lab 1
E 101 Intro. to Engr. & Problem Solving2 1 MA 241 Calculus II1 4
E 115 Intro to Computing Environ 1 PY 205 Physics for Engineers & Scientists I1 3
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research2 4 PY 206 Physics for Engineers & Scientists I Lab1 1
MA 141 Calculus I1 4 HES_***Health & Exercise Studies Course* 1
EC 205 Economics (or EC 201 or ARE 201)* 3 *** ***GEP Requirement* 3
17 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
MSE 201 Structure & Prop. of Engr. Materials1 3 MSE 255 Exp Meth Struct Analysis of Matls 2
ST 370 Prob. and Statistics for Engineers 3 MSE 260 Math Methods for Material Engrs. 3
MA 242 Calculus III 4 MSE 270 MSE Seminar 1
PY 208 Physics for Engineers & Scientists II 3 CH 220 Intro Organic Chemistry 4
PY 209 Physics for Engineers & Scientists II Lab 1 MA 341 Applied Differential Equations I 3
HES_***Health & Exercise Studies Course* 1 *** *** GEP Requirement* 3
15 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
MSE 300 Structure of Materials at Nanoscale 3 MSE 355 Elect, Mag & Opt Prop of Materials 3
MSE 301 Intro to Thermodynamics of Matls 3 MSE 360 Kinetic Process in Materials 3
MSE 320 Intro to Defects in Solids 3 MSE 370 Microstructure of Inorganic Materials 3
MSE 335 Exp Meth Analysis of Matls Prop. 2 MSE 380 Microstructure of Organic Materials 3
Technical Elective 3,4,5 3 *** ***Engineering Elective3,4,5 3
*** *** GEP Requirement* 3
17 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
MSE 420 Mechanical Prop of Materials 3 MSE 470 Mat. Sci & Eng. Design Project 3
MSE 423 Intro. to Materials Eng. Design 1 MSE 480 Materials Forensics & Degradation 3
ENG 331 Technical Writing (or ENG 333) 3 *** ***Technical Elective 3,4,5 3
*** *** MSE Processing Elective6 3 *** ***GEP Requirement 3
*** *** Technical Elective3,4,5 3 Ethics Elective (GEP Requirement*)7 2-3
*** *** GEP Requirement* 3
16 14-15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 126 I,J,K

 Major/Program requirements and footnotes

1 Minimum grade of C required.
2 Minimum grade of C- required.
3 Choose from departmental approved list.
4 Only 1 advisor approved MSE 490 (special topics) course may be used to fulfill an engineering or technical elective.
5 Additional engineering or technical electives may be approved by the MSE Director of Undergraduate Programs.
6 Choose a course from the following list: MSE 440, MSE 445, MSE 455, MSE 456, or MSE 460. This elective may be taken in the spring or fall semester by swapping it with a Technical Elective.
7 Ethics course must be chosen from the following list: IDS 201, STS 302, STS 304, STS/PHI 325, PHI 214, PHI 221, or PHI 375.

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at: https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences – (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Fulfilled as part of the Major requirements.
B. Natural Sciences
– (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Fulfilled as part of the Major requirements.
C. Humanities
– (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list.

D. Social Sciences– (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes )
Choose 3 credits from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list in a discipline other than Economics. Economics 205 (or EC 201 or ARE 201), taken as part of the Major requirements, satisfies 3 credit hours needed to fulfill the GEP Social Sciences requirement.

E. Physical Education– (2 credit hours at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course.

Choose from the University approved GEP Physical Education/Healthy Living course list.

F. Additional Breadth– (3 credits to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)

Choose one course from Humanities, Social Sciences, or Visual and Performing Arts

G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)

Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list.

H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following co-requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity
(USD)

Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite.

J. Global Knowledge (GK)

Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite.
K. Foreign Language proficiency
at the FL_102 level will be required for graduation.

Electives for the BS Degree in Materials Science and Engineering

MSE Processing Elective Engineering Electives Technical Electives
MSE 440 Proc. Of Metallic Materials
MSE 445 Ceramics Processing
MSE 455 Polymer Tech. and Eng.
MSE 456 Composite Materials
MSE 460 Microelectronic Materials
All MSE Processing Electives
MSE (NE) 409 Nuclear Materials
MSE 465 Intro to Nanomaterials
MSE 485 Biomaterials
MSE 490 Special Topics in MSE
CE 214 or MAE 206 Statics
CE 215 or MAE 208 Engr. Dynamics
CE 313 or MAE 214 Solid MechanicsECE 331 Intro to Circuits
ISE 311 Engineering Economic Analysis
MAE 206 Engineering Statics
MAE 208 Engineering Dynamics
MAE 214 Solid Mechanics
NE 202 Radiation Sources Lab (4 hours)
TE 205 Analog & Digital Circuits (4 hours)
All MSE Processing Electives
All Engineering Electives
BCH 451 Principles of Biochem.
CH 223 Organic ChemistryCH 315 Quantitative Analysis
CH 401 Inorganic Chemistry
CH 437 Phys. Chemistry for Engineers
MA 305 Elementary Linear Algebra
MA 351 Intro to Discrete Math. Models
MA 401 Applied Differentials Eqs. II
MA 402 Comp. Math: Models, Meth. Analysis
MA 405 Intro. To Lin. Alg. & Matrices
PY 328 Astrophysics
PY 407 Modern Physics
PY 411/412 Mechanics I & II
PY 414/415 Electromagnetism I & II
PY (MEA) 463 Fluid Physics

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