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Program requirements

Note that the requirements have recently changed - the details below apply to students declaring F19 and later.

  • 128 credits total
  • 39 credits:  College of Engineering Common Requirements
    • Eng 100(4), Eng 101(4) or equivalent
    • Maths 115(4), 116(4), 215(4), 216(4)
    • Phys 140-141(5),  240-241(5)
    • Chem 130-125/126 or 210/211
  • 13 or more credits: Science and Technical Electives
    • Science and Technical Elective = any course with one or more pre-requisites amongst the CoE core courses; course content should not overlap with any MSE credits.
    • Must include ME 211(4) (if not taken as part of CoE Common Requirements) 
    • Note that CHEM 210 is no longer required. Students can still take the course that will continue to count as a Science and Technical Elective. For those planning to take MATSCIE 412, CHEM 210 remains a prerequisite course and should be taken prior to MATSCIE 412.
    • To find courses: College of Engineering Bulletin or LS&A course guide.
  • 16 credits: Intellectual Breadth (IB)
    • Note that ECON 101 is no longer required.
  • 47 credits: MSE courses
    • Core courses:
      • MATSCI 220/250(4): Introduction to Materials and Manufacturing / Principles of Engineering Materials
      • MATSCI 242(4): Physics of Materials
      • MATSCI 330(4): Thermodynamics of Materials
      • MATSCI 335(4): Kinetics and Transport in Materials Engineering
      • MATSCI 350(4): Structures of Materials
      • MATSCI 360(3): Materials Laboratory I
      • MATSCI 365(3): Materials Laboratory II
      • MATSCI 420(3): Mechanical properties of Materials
      • MATSCI 480(3): Materials and Engineering Design
      • MATSCI 489(3): Materials  Processing Design
    • 3 MSE Selectives to select from:
      • MATSCI 400(3): Electronic, Magnetic, and Optical Materials for Modern Device Technology
      • MATSCI 410(3): Design and Applications of Biomaterials
      • MATSCI 412(3): Polymeric Materials
      • MATSCI 440(3): Ceramic Materials
      • MATSCI 454(3): Computational Approaches in MSE
      • MATSCI 465(3): Structural and Chemical Characterization of Materials
      • MATSCI 470(3): Physical Metallurgy
      • MATSCI 514(3): Composite Materials
    • 1 MSE Elective to select from:
      • 4th selective(3)
      • MATSCI 490(3): Research Problems in Materials Science and Engineering
      • MATSCI 493(3): Special Topics
      • MATSCI 5XX(3) - Graduate course
  • 13 or more credits: General Electives

Elective courses in Humanities and Social Sciences and General electives ONLY may be elected Pass/Fail. No more than 4 courses or 14 credit hours whichever comes first can be elected Pass/Fail.

Course flow & pre-requisites (updated curriculum)

MSE Curriculum 10/30/2019

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Sample schedule 10/30/2019

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