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Courses for a Degree in Materials Science and Engineering

In addition to a focus on materials science and engineering courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Materials Science and Engineering Courses:

  • Introduction to Materials and Manufacturing
  • Physics of Materials
  • Principles of Engineering Materials
  • Thermodynamics of Materials
  • Kinetics and Transport in Materials Engineering
  • Structures of Materials
  • Materials Laboratory
  • Electronic, Magnetic and Optical Materials for Modern Device Technology
  • Design and Applications of Biomaterials
  • Polymeric Materials
  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • Ceramic Materials
  • Computational Approaches
  • Structural and Chemical Characterization of Materials
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Materials and Engineering Design
  • Design Problems in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Materials Processing Design
  • Materials Physics and Chemistry
  • Materials Issues in Electronics
  • Materials Science of Thin Films
  • Polymer Physics
  • Rheology of Polymeric Materials
  • Materials Energy Conversion
  • Molecular Simulation of Materials
  • Computational Nanoscience of Soft Matter
  • Foundations of Nanotechnology
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Biomolecular Engineering of Interfaces
  • High-Temperature Materials
  • Biocompatibility of Materials
  • Nuclear Waste Forms

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology