Undergraduate Degree - Materials Science and Engineering

Program:
Materials Science and Engineering
Program Code:
2499 Materials Sci and Engineering
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
FS02
Department:
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Undergraduate Programs
Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering majors learn to select and create materials used to realize engineering designs in fields such as bioengineering, microelectronics and aerospace. They also learn how to manipulate the elements of matter into the atomic arrangements that insure efficient and cost-effective materials performance, demanded by today’s advanced applications.

Through the core course work, students gain the scientific and engineering foundation needed to design metallic, ceramic, polymeric, and composite materials and, in turn, components manufactured from these materials. Students may enhance the knowledge they gain in metals, ceramics, and polymers by completing a concentration in biomedical materials, manufacturing, polymers, or metallurgy. Students may also choose to enroll in electives of complementary fields such as business, electronic materials or statistics. Honors students are encouraged to request an honors option with the instructors of MSE courses listed in item 3.a. below.

The Bachelor of Science Degree program in Materials Science and Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Materials Science and Engineering

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 128 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Materials Science and Engineering major is met by completing Materials Science and Engineering 466.  That course is referenced in item 3. a. below.

    Students who are enrolled in the College of Engineering may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements for All Majors in the College statement.  Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track.
  2. The requirements of the College of Engineering for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. All of the following courses (41 credits):
    CE 221 Statics 3
    CEM 152 Principles of Chemistry  3
    CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    ECE 345 Electronic Instrumentation and Systems 3
    ME 222 Mechanics of Deformable Solids 3
    MSE 250 Materials Science and Engineering 3
    MSE 260 Electronic, Magnetic, Thermal and Optical Properties of Materials 3
    MSE 310 Phase Equilibria in Materials 3
    MSE 320 Mechanical Properties of Materials 3
    MSE 331 Materials Characterization Methods I 2
    MSE 360 Fundamentals of Microstructural Design 3
    MSE 370 Synthesis and Processing of Materials 3
    MSE 381 Materials Characterization Methods II 2
    MSE 466 Design and Failure Analysis (W) 3
    STT 351 Probability and Statistics for Engineering 3
    Electrical and Computer Engineering 302 and 303 may be substituted for Electrical and Computer Engineering 345.
    b. Four of the following courses (12 credits):
    ME 477 Manufacturing Processes 3
    MSE 425 Biomaterials and Biocompatibility 3
    MSE 460 Electronic Structure and Bonding in Materials and Devices 3
    MSE 465 Design and Application of Engineering Materials 3
    MSE 474 Ceramic and Refractory Materials 3
    MSE 476 Physical Metallurgy of Ferrous and Alluminum Alloys 3
    c. Complete at least 6 credits from 400-level courses within the College of Engineering.
    d. Complete at least 3 credits in courses selected from a list of approved technical electives available from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.

Concentrations in Materials Science and Engineering

Students may elect to complete a more focused set of courses to enhance their ability to function at the interface with another scientific, engineering, or business discipline. Concentrations are available to, but not required of, any student enrolled in the Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering. Completing the Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering with a concentration may require more than 128 credits. The concentration will be noted on the student's transcript.

Biomedical Materials Engineering
To gain interdisciplinary skills in human biology and earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering with a biomedical materials engineering concentration, students must complete requirement 3. a. above and the following (28 credits):

1. All of the following courses (16 credits):
ANTR 350 Human Gross Anatomy for Pre-Health Professionals 3
CEM 351 Organic Chemistry I 3
ME 495 Tissue Mechanics 3
MSE 425 Biomaterials and Biocompatibility 3
ZOL 341 Fundamental Genetics 4
 2. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
MSE 460 Electronic Structure and Bonding in Materials and Devices 3
MSE 465 Design and Application of Engineering Materials 3
MSE 474 Ceramics and Refractory Materials 3
MSE 476 Physical Metallurgy of Ferrous and Aluminum Alloys 3
ME 477 Manufacturing Processes 3
3. At least 6 credits from a list of approved technical electives.

Manufacturing Engineering
To gain interdisciplinary skills with business and design engineers for manufacturing projects and earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering with a manufacturing engineering concentration, students must complete requirement 3. a. above and the following (21 credits): 

1. All of the following courses (12 credits):
ECE 415 Computer Aided Manufacturing 3
ME 477 Manufacturing Processes 3
ME 478 Product Development 3
MSE 465 Design and Application of Engineering Materials 3
2. Three of the following courses (9 credits):
GBL 323 Introduction to Business Law 3
MSE 426 Introduction to Composite Materials 3
MSE 474 Ceramic and Refractory Materials 3
MSE 476 Physical Metallurgy of Ferrous and Aluminum Alloys 3
Completion of this concentration fulfills requirement 2. of the admission requirements for the Master of Science degree in Manufacturing and Engineering Management offered by The Eli Broad College of Business.

Metallurgical Engineering
To enhance the student’s ability to characterize, process, and design with metals in association with mechanical engineers and earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering with a metallurgical engineering concentration, students must complete requirement 3. a. above and the following (21 credits):

1. All of the following courses (18 credits):
ME 423 Intermediate Mechanics of Deformable Solids 3
ME 475 Computer Aided Design of Structures 3
ME 477 Manufacturing Processes 3
MSE 465 Design and Application of Engineering Materials 3
MSE 476 Physical Metallurgy of Ferrous and Aluminum Alloys 3
MSE 481 Spectroscopic and Diffraction Analysis of Materials 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
ME 425 Experimental Mechanics 3
MSE 426 Introduction to Composite Materials 3

Polymeric Engineering
To gain interdisciplinary skills to facilitate interactions with chemical engineers and earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering with a polymeric engineering concentration, students must complete requirement 3. a. above and the following (21 credits):

1. All the following courses (18 credits):
CEM 351 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHE 311
Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer
3
CHE 472
Composite Materials Processing
3
CHE 473
Chemical Engineering Principles in Polymers and Materials Systems
3
MSE 426
Introduction to Composite Materials
3
MSE 460
Electronic Structure and Bonding in Materials and Devices
3
Any approved 890-891 independent study or topics course
3
2. Complete at least 3 credits in courses selected from a list of approved technical electives available from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Materials Science and Engineering, BS (2499)

Required Credits: 128    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Statics
Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Statics: 1 course from CE221

Requirement 12: Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Principles of Chemistry
Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Principles of Chemistry: 1 course from CEM152

Requirement 13: Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Chemistry Laboratory
Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Chemistry Laboratory: 1 course from CEM161

Requirement 14: Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Electronic Instrumentation
Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Electronic Instrumentation: 1 course from ECE345

Requirement 15: Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Mechanics of Deformable
Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Mechanics of Deformable: 1 course from ME222

Requirement 16: Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Materials Science and Engineering
Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Materials Science and Engineering: 1 course from MSE250

Requirement 17: Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Phase Equilibria in Materials
Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Phase Equilibria in Materials: 1 course from MSE310

Requirement 18: Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Mechanical Properties of Materials
Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Mechanical Properties of Materials: 1 course from MSE320

Requirement 19: Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Materials Characterization Methods
Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Materials Characterization Methods: 2 courses from MSE331, MSE381

Requirement 20: Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Electronic, Magnetic, Thermal and Optical Properties of Materials
Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Electronic, Magnetic, Thermal and Optical Properties of Materials: 1 course from MSE260

Requirement 21: Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Fundamentals of Microstructural Design
Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Fundamentals of Microstructural Design: 1 course from MSE360

Requirement 22: Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Physical Processing of Materials
Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Physical Processing of Materials: 1 course from MSE370

Requirement 23: Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Design and Failure Analysis (W)
Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Design and Failure Analysis (W): 1 course from MSE466

Requirement 24: Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Probability and Statistics for Engineering
Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Probability and Statistics for Engineering: 1 course from STT351

Requirement 25: Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Choice
Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Choice: 4 courses from MSE476, MSE465, ME477, MSE460, MSE474, MSE425

Requirement 26: Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Technical Elective
Major - Materials Science and Engineering - Technical Elective: 3 credits from Technical Elective. See academic advisor for a list of courses.

Requirement 27: Major - Materials Science and Engineering - 400 Level
Major - Materials Science and Engineering - 400 Level: 6 credits from 400-level courses within the College of Engineering.

Requirement 28: College - Engineering - Mathematics
College - Engineering - Mathematics: 3 courses from MTH132, MTH133, MTH234

Requirement 29: College - Engineering - Mathematics Additional
College - Engineering - Mathematics Additional: 1 course from MTH235

Requirement 30: College - Engineering - Physics
College - Engineering - Physics: 1 course from PHY183, PHY183B

Requirement 31: College - Engineering - Physics Additional
College - Engineering - Physics Additional: 1 course from PHY184

Requirement 32: College - Engineering - Computer Science
College - Engineering - Computer Science: 1 course from EGR102

Requirement 33: College - Engineering - Introduction to Engineering Design
College - Engineering - Introduction to Engineering Design: 1 course from EGR100

Requirement 34: Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISB
Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISB: 1 course from BS161, PLB105, ENT205, MMG201, MMG301, PSL250, ZOL141, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 35: Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISP
Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISP: 1 course from CEM141, CEM151, PHY183, PHY183B, PHY184

Requirement 36: Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - Lab
Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - Lab: 1 course from PLB106, CEM161, MMG206, PHY191

Requirement 37: Engineering College Admission - Core Courses
Engineering College Admission - Core Courses: A total 6 courses
At least 1 course from EGR102
At least 1 course from EGR100
At least 1 course from MTH132
At least 1 course from MTH133
At least 1 course from CEM141
At least 1 course from PHY183

Requirement 38: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 39: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.

Requirement 40
128 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.