Undergraduate Degree Program

Sample Schedule

B.S.E. in Materials Science and Engineering

The Materials Science and Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Please see the PDF version of the sample schedule. Additional information can be found on the department advising website, https://mse.engin.umich.edu/about.

Minor in Materials Science and Engineering

The understanding and selection of materials is a common requirement in many science and engineering disciplines. To help serve this need, the Department of Materials Science & Engineering is offering science and engineering undergraduate students whose major is outside of Materials Science & Engineering a Minor in Materials Science and Engineering.

To complete the minor, the student is required to take a minimum of five courses, entailing a minimum of 17 credits. The five courses required should be distributed as follows:

  • MATSCIE 220 “Introduction to Materials and Manufacturing” or MATSCIE 250 “Principles of Engineering Materials” (4 credits)  
  • MATSCIE 350 “Structures of Materials” (4 credits)  (F)
  • Two MSE courses from the following “Selectives” list (3 credits each, and the prerequisites for each include MATSCIE 220/250 and in many cases, MATSCIE 350):
    • MATSCIE 400 “Electronic, Magnetic and Optical Materials for Modern Device Technology” (Prerequisite: MATSCIE 242)  (F)
    • MATSCIE 410 “Design and Applications of Biomaterials”  (F)  
    • MATSCIE 412 “Polymeric Materials” (Prerequisite: CHEM 210)  (F)  
    • MATSCIE 440 “Ceramic Materials” (W)  
    • MATSCIE 454 “Computational Approaches in MSE” (Prerequisite: MATSCIE 330, 335, and 365) (F) 
    • MATSCIE 465 “Structural and Chemical Characterization of Materials” (Prerequisites: MATSCIE 242 and MATSCIE 360) (W)  
    • MATSCIE 470 “Physical Metallurgy” (F)  
    • MATSCIE 514 “Composite Materials” (W)  
  • One more MATSCIE course, other than lab, research or special studies (3 or 4 credits)

F – Course offer Fall Term
W – Course offer Winter Term