Materials Science and Engineering Flow Chart

Audit Years

This sample plan and flow chart is suitable for students starting in:

  • 2021-22

General Flow Chart Guidelines

Note: The following schedule consists of 128 required credits. An additional 3 credits of co-curricular activities are required.

Year 1

Fall

UN 1015 - Composition

Provides direct instruction in composition. Students examine and interpret communication practices and apply what they learn to their own written, aural, and visual compositions. Class projects ask students to communicate in a variety of modes and to attend to audience, purpose, and context.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

MA 1160 - Calculus with Technology I

An introduction to single-variable calculus, which includes a computer laboratory. Topics include trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions, differentiation and its uses, and basic integration. Integrates symbolic tools, graphical concepts, data and numerical calculations.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1032 or MA 1031 or MA 1120 or ALEKS Math Placement >= 86 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 3 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 3 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 3 or ACT Mathematics >= 29 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE-M16 >= 680

ENG 1101 - Engineering Analysis and Problem Solving

An introduction to the engineering profession and to its various disciplines. Focuses on developing problem-solving skills, computational skills, and communication skills. Through active, collaborative work, students work on teams to apply the engineering problem-solving method to "real-world" problems.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-5)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 1121(C) or MA 2160(C) or MA 3160(C)) and (Spatial Visualization Score >= 19 or ENG 1002(C))

PH 1100 - Physics by Inquiry I

Experiments covering kinematics, force, conservation of momentum, conservation of energy, and waves are explored through guided construction. The course emphasizes understanding physical concepts through inquiry and the scientific method

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 1121(C)

CH 1150 - University Chemistry I

Introduces the foundations of chemistry, including electronic structure of atoms and molecules, intermolecular forces, states of matter, chemical reactions, organic chemistry, chemical equilibria, kinetics, and acid-base chemistry. Includes laboratory component that emphasizes lecture components.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Co-Requisite(s): CH 1151
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1031(C) or MA 1032(C) or MA 1120(C) or MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 1135(C) or MA 1121(C) or ALEKS Math Placement >= 56 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 2 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 2 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 2 or ACT Mathematics >= 22 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE-M16 >= 540

CH 1151 - University Chemistry Lab I

Laboratory to accompany CH1150.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Co-Requisite(s): CH 1150
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1031(C) or MA 1032(C) or MA 1120(C) or MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 1135(C) or MA 1121(C) or ALEKS Math Placement >= 56 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 2 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 2 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 2 or ACT Mathematics >= 22 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE-M16 >= 540

Total 15 Credits

Spring

UN 1025 - Global Issues

Study of contemporary global issues, their origins, impacts, and solutions through the thematic and comparative exploration of worldview and culture, population, globalization, development, politics and global governance, environment, and sustainability. Emphasis on global literacy and information literacy.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

MA 2160 - Calculus with Technology II

Continued study of calculus, which includes a computer laboratory. Topics include integration and its uses, function approximation, vectors, and elementary modeling with differential equations.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1135 or MA 1121 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 3 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 3 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 3

ENG 1102 - Engineering Modeling and Design

Continuation of ENG1101. Introduction to the engineering design process with an emphasis on graphics and documentation. Focuses on engineering problem solving in the context of the design process.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-5)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1121 or MA 2160(C) or MA 3160(C)) and (ENG 1101 or (ENG 1001 and ENG 1100)) and (Spatial Visualization Score >= 19 or ENG 1002)

PH 2100 - University Physics I-Mechanics

A calculus-based introduction to classical mechanics. Topics include kinematics, Newton's laws, impulse and momentum, work and energy, and the universal law of gravitation. C or better/AP credit in Calc 1 or co-requisite registration in PH2110 required.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): PH 1100(C) and (MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1121 or MA 1135) and PH 2110(C) or (CEEB Calculus AB >= 3 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 3 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 3 and MA 2160(C) or MA 3160(C))

PH 2200 - University Physics II-Electricity and Magnetism

A calculus-based introduction to electromagnetism. Topics include Coulomb's law, electric fields, Gauss's law, electric potential, capacitance, circuits, magnetic forces and fields, Ampere's law, induction, Maxwell's equations, and electromagnetic waves.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (PH 1200(C) or PH 2261(C)) and (PH 2100 or PH 1160) and MA 2160

MSE 2100 - Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering

Introduction to the structure, processing, properties, and performance of engineering materials, including metals, polymers, glasses, ceramics, and composites. Presents case studies covering selection of materials, component design, and analysis of component failures.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CH 1112 or CH 1122 or (CH 1150 and CH 1151) or (CH 1160 and CH 1161)

Total 17 Credits

Year 2

Fall

CH 1160 - University Chemistry II

A continuation of CH 1150. Introduces more complex concepts in chemistry, including kinetics, chemical equilibria, acid-base equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and chemical analysis. Additional topics may include chemistry of the metals and non-metals, biochemical systems, and nuclear chemistry. Includes laboratory component that emphasizes lecture concepts.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Co-Requisite(s): CH 1161
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CH 1112 or (CH 1150 and CH 1151)

CH 1161 - University Chemistry Laboratory II

Laboratory to accompany CH1160.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Co-Requisite(s): CH 1160
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CH 1112 or (CH 1150 and CH 1151)

MA 2321 - Elementary Linear Algebra

Offered first half of semester, to be taken concurrently with MA3521. The course is an introduction to linear algebra and how it can be used. Topics include systems of equations, vectors, matrices, orthogonality, subspaces and the eigenvalue problem.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-4-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mathematics, Software Engineering, Computer Science
  • Co-Requisite(s): MA 3521
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2160

MA 3521 - Elementary Differential Equations

Offered second half of semester, to be taken concurrently with MA2321. Topics include first order equations, linear equations and systems of equations.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-4-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mathematics, Computer Science
  • Co-Requisite(s): MA 2321
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2160

PH 2200 - University Physics II-Electricity and Magnetism

A calculus-based introduction to electromagnetism. Topics include Coulomb's law, electric fields, Gauss's law, electric potential, capacitance, circuits, magnetic forces and fields, Ampere's law, induction, Maxwell's equations, and electromagnetic waves.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (PH 1200(C) or PH 2261(C)) and (PH 2100 or PH 1160) and MA 2160

MSE 2110 - Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering II

Course is designed to address core competencies in the materials discipline. Materials processing methods are used as a vehicle to master concepts such as crystallography, imperfections, phase diagrams, microstructure, and development of mathematical skills and introduction to computational tools.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MY 2100 or MSE 2100 or BE 2800) and (ENG 1100 or ENG 1101)

Total 17 Credits

Spring

PH 2400 - University Physics IV-Waves and Modern Physics

A calculus-based introduction to waves and modern physics. Topics include interference and diffraction, special relativity, photons and matter waves, the Bohr atom, wave mechanics, atomic physics, molecular and solid-state physics, and nuclear physics.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): PH 2200 or PH 2260

MA 3160 - Multivariable Calculus with Technology

Introduction to calculus in two and three dimensions, which includes a computer laboratory. Topics include functions of several variables, partial derivatives, the gradient, multiple integrals; introduction to vector-valued functions and vector calculus, divergence, curl, and the integration theorems of Green, Stokes, and Gauss.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2160 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 3

MEEM 2110 - Statics

Force systems in two and three dimensions. Includes composition and resolution of forces and force systems, principles of equilibrium applied to various bodies, simple structures, friction, centroids, and moments of inertia. Vector algebra used where appropriate. Prerequisite of MA2160 with a grade of C or better is required.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of For Res & Env Sci, College of Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2160

Total 17 Credits

Year 3

Fall

MEEM 2150 - Mechanics of Materials

Introduction to mechanical behavior of materials, including stress/strain at a point, principle stresses and strains, stress-strain relationships, determination of stresses and deformations in situations involving axial loading, torsional loading of circular cross sections, and flexural loading of straight members. Also covers stresses due to combined loading and buckling of columns.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of For Res & Env Sci, College of Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 2110

MSE 3100 - Materials Processing I

Classical chemical thermodynamics as applied to single and multicomponent materials systems. Topics include heat and mass balance, enthalpy, entropy, free energy, chemical reactions and equilibria, mass action, solution thermodynamics, phase diagram, stability/Pourbaix diagrams and electrochemistry.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (4-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MY 2100 or MSE 2100 or BE 2800) and MA 2160

MSE 3150 - Introduction to Semiconductor Materials & Devices

An introduction to materials science and engineering of semiconductors. Topics include: semiconductor material electronic, thermal, and optical properties; how these properties are modified, how elementary devices made from these materials operate, and how devices function in electrical circuits depends on material selection and processing.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): PH 2200 and MA 2160

Total 17 Credits

Spring

MSE 3110 - Materials Processing II

A continuation of Materials Processing I, which introduces the fundamental theories and equations governing transport phenomena. Topics include fluid flow, heat flow, diffusion, and chemical kinetics. Discusses the relationships between these subjects and the thermodynamic concepts covered in Materials Processing I.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (4-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MY 2110 or MSE 2110) and (MY 3100 or MSE 3100) and (MA 3520 or MA 3521 or MA 3530 or MA 3560)

MSE 3140 - Design of Microstructure

Relates thermodynamic and kinetic principles to phase transformations and microstructural evolution. Topics include nucleation, solidification, precipitation, recrystallization, grain growth, and sintering. Applications of these concepts (e.g., heat treatment of steel, casting, powder processing, etc.) are presented to provide a bridge between phase transformation theory and industrial/laboratory practice.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MY 2110 or MSE 2110) and (MY 3100 or MSE 3100) and (MY 3200(C) or MSE 3120(C) or MSE 3121(C) and MSE 3122(C))

MSE 3190 - Material Design

Integration of contemporary engineering design-modeling methodology with foundational structure-property-processing paradigm for materials design. Statistical analysis of laboratory measurements, formulating and testing of hypotheses, thermodynamic and kinetic modeling for material and process optimization, design of experiments.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MY 3100 or MSE 3100) and (MY 3110(C) or MSE 3110(C)) and (MY 3200(C) or MSE 3120(C) or MSE 3121(C) and MSE 3122(C)) and (MY 3210(C) or MSE 3130(C) or MSE 3131(C) and MSE 3132(C)) and (MY 3300(C) or MSE 3140(C)) and ENG 1102

Total 16 Credits

Year 4

Fall

MSE 4100 - Mechanical Behavior of Materials

An introduction to the deformation and fracture behavior of materials. Topics include multiaxial stress and strain, elastic and plastic deformation, hardening mechanisms, viscoelasticity, fracture, fatigue, creep, and microstructure/property relationships.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MY 2110 or MSE 2110) and (MEEM 2150 or ENG 2120)

MSE 4110 - Introduction to Polymer Engineering

Introductory study of polymeric materials and polymer engineering. Basics in polymer science including molecular characteristics, synthesis, structure and properties of polymers, with strong emphasis on thermodynamics of polymers. Various processing techniques and mechanical/ structural applications of polymers.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MY 2100 or MSE 2100 or BE 2800) and CH 1160

MSE 4130 - Materials Science & Engineering Senior Design Project I

Conducted in teams of students working with industrial partners. Open to all engineering majors interested in interdisciplinary senior design projects. Non-MSE majors must be senior project ready as defined by their major program and obtain permission of the MSE department.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-6)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MY 3110 or MSE 3110) and (MY 3200 or MSE 3120 or MSE 3121(C) and MSE 3122(C)) and (MY 3210 or MSE 3130) and (MY 3300 or MSE 3140) and (MY 4940 or MSE 3190)

Total 17 Credits

Spring

MSE 4120 - Material and Process Selection in Design

The principles of materials selection for engineering design. Topics include selection based on strength, stiffness, thermal properties, high temperature behavior, corrosion resistance, formability, joinability, manufacturability, recyclability, etc. Considers ethics and economics. Presents numerous case studies and examples.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MY 2100 or MSE 2100 or BE 2800

MSE 4140 - Materials Science & Engineering Senior Design Project II

Senior design project conducted in teams of students working with an industrial partner. Open to all engineering majors interested in interdisciplinary senior design projects. Senior project ready as defined by major substitutes for prerequisites.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-6)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MY 4920 or MSE 4130

Total 14 Credits

Approved Electives

Students are allowed to petition for a course not included on this list to be counted towards their approved electives. The selected course must be career focused and technically relevant.

MSE 4240 - Introduction to MEMS

Fundamentals of micromachining and microfabrication techniques, including planar thin-film process technologies, photolithographic techniques, deposition and etching techniques, and the other technologies that are central to MEMS fabrication.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-1-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

MSE 4292 - Light and Photonic Materials

Material properties controlling light wave propagation in optical crystals and optical wave guides. Photonic crystals and photonic devices based on electrical, magnetic, and strain effects.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engrg; Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Junior, Senior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): PH 2200 or EE 2190 or EE 3140

MSE 4310 - Principles of Metal Casting

Principles of metal casting, including melting practice, casting design, mold design, heat transfer and solidification, fluid flow and gating design. Introduction to computer simulation techniques for mold filling, solidification, and development of residual stress. Structure-property relations in cast metals. Recycling and environmental issues of the cast metals industry.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MY 2100 or MSE 2100 or BE 2800

MSE 4320 - Corrosion and Environmental Effects

Mechanisms of corrosion processes, electrochemical and oxidation kinetics, and fundamentals of corrosion engineering.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MY 2100 or MSE 2100 or BE 2800

MSE 4330 - Advanced Physical Metallurgy

Advanced physical metallurgy principles are utilized to rationalize the structure-process-properties-performance relationships of the engineering alloys. Alloy systems covered include steels, cast irons, aluminum, magnesium, titanium and nickel alloys. Internationally accepted alloy designations, heat treatment standards, and characterization protocols are also presented.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-1-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MY 3300 or MSE 3140

MSE 4410 - Science of Ceramic Materials

The structure, defect chemistry, and properties of crystalline and amorphous ceramics. Utilization of these materials in a variety of applications such as electrolytes in fuel cells and as bioceramics are examined.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MY 2100 or MSE 2100 or BE 2800

MSE 4430 - Composite Materials

Mechanistic aspects of property development in metal, ceramic, and polymeric composites. The role of composite architecture, processing, and microstructure on properties.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MY 2100 or MSE 2100 or BE 2800

MSE 4510 - Contact Mechanics and Nanoindentation

The application of elastic and plastic contact mechanics in relation to nanoindentation with emphasis on the application of instrumentation, models and experimental techniques used to examine the small-scale mechanical behavior of metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, biomaterials, hydrogels, and structured devices.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MY 2100 or MSE 2100 or BE 2800) and (MA 3521 or MA 3520 or MA 3530) and MEEM 2150

MSE 4520 - Materials Forensics

Probes fundamental physical principles important to various characterization techniques used to understand crystal structure, microstructure, and substructure in materials. Application of x-ray, electrons, and light to unravel the structural mystery of materials and apply techniques to material failure analysis.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MY 2100 or MSE 2100 or BE 2800

MSE 4530 - Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-ray Microanalysis

Topics include electron beam and image formation, beam- specimen interactions, and x-ray microanalysis. Course content is relevant to students of the physical sciences, engineering, and related disciplines. Includes a laboratory experience that provides hands-on practical training sufficient to enable independent use of the SEM.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Junior, Senior

MSE 4740 - Hydrometallurgy/Pyrometallurgy

Extraction and refining of metals and industrial chemicals from natural and recycled materials. Includes solution- chemistry processes (hydrometallurgy) and thermochemical processes (pyrometallurgy).

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-1-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CH 1122 or (CH 1160 and CH 1161)

MSE 4777 - Distributed Additive Manufacturing Using Open-Source 3-D Printing

This course provides an overview of open-source hardware in theory and practice for an introduction to distributed additive manufacturing using open-source 3-D printing. Each student will build a customized RepRap and will learn all hardware and software for maintaining it.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering; Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Junior, Senior

AF 3010 - Leading People and Effective Communication I Non-AFROTC Students

For non-AFROTC students. AFROTC cadets should enroll in AF3001. Study and practice of leadership in civilian and military organizations, with emphasis on development of effective oral and written communication. Topics include Air Force leader development, effective supervision, diversity, cross-cultural competence and ethics. The course includes discussion, informal lecture, case studies, self-evaluation of leadership traits, and experiential exercises.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Permission of instructor required; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

BE 4300 - Polymeric Biomaterials

This course focuses on the use of of polymeric materials in biomedical engineering. Topics will include synthesis and characterization of polymers, structure-properties relationships, degradation behavior, and biomedical applications for polymeric biomaterials.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
  • Pre-Requisite(s): BE 3800

CH 2410 - Organic Chemistry I

A study of the chemistry of carbon compounds. Review of hybrid orbitals, covalent bonding, and resonance. Introduction to nomenclature, stereochemistry, mass spectrometry and infrared spectroscopy, functional group chemistry based on reaction mechanisms, and multi-step synthesis.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CH 1122 or (CH 1160 and CH 1161)

CH 4640 - Synthesis of Nanoparticles

This hands-on course teaches methods of preparing different types of nanoparticles, and controlling nanoparticle size, structure, and functionalization. Students will analyze selected papers from professional literature to see emerging trends in nanoparticle design and use.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-4)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (CH 2410 or CH 2430) and CH 2411

CEE 3101 - Civil Engineering Materials

Covers properties and behavior of typical civil engineering materials, including wood, metals, aggregates, asphalt cement concrete, portland cement concrete, and composites. Laboratory exercises demonstrate selected engineering mechanics principles, including elastic, inelastic, and time-dependent material behavior. Additional topics include testing techniques, materials standards, report writing, and presentation of experimental data.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): ENG 2120 or MEEM 2150 or CMG 2120

CM 4620 - Polymer Chemistry

Study of polymer chemistry dealing with the mechanisms of polymerization and copolymerization. Study of the chemistry of polymers, including polymer modification and degradation. Topics include methods of measuring and predicting the path of degradation and stabilization.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CH 2420

ENT 3966 - Design for Manufacturing

This course supplements courses that address "design for function." Products "designed for manufacturing" are lower cost, higher quality, and have a shorter time to market. The course describes how the capabilities and limitations of common manufacturing processes translate into qualitative design guidelines. Topics include design for casting, forging, sheet metal forming, machining, plastics and assembly.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Junior, Senior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): ENG 1102

ENT 3959 - Fundamentals of Six Sigma I

This course introduces tools used for process improvement focusing on the DMAIC approach used widely in industry today.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Sophomore, Junior, Senior

MA 3710 - Engineering Statistics

Introduction to the design, conduct, and analysis of statistical studies aimed at solving engineering problems. Topics include methods of data collection, descriptive and graphical methods, probability and probability models, statistical inference, control charts, linear regression, design of experiments.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2160 or MA 3160(C)

MEEM 3600 - Introduction to Manufacturing

This course introduces manufacturing processes, including deformation, subtractive, additive, and molding processes. Students learn how things are made in both low and high production environments. It includes design for manufacturing considerations.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 2150 and (MY 2100 or MSE 2100)

MEEM 4170 - Failure of Materials in Mechanics

Identifies the modes of mechanical failure that are essential to prediction and prevention of mechanical failure. Discusses theories of failure in detail. Treats the topic of fatigue failure extensively and brittle fracture, impact and buckling failures at some length.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 3501 or MEEM 3400

MEEM 4405 - Intro to the Finite Element Method

Introduces the use of the finite element method in stress analysis and heat transfer. Emphasizes the modeling assumptions associated with different elements and uses the computer to solve many different types of stress analysis problems, including thermal stress analysis and introductory nonlinear analysis.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 3400 and (MA 2320 or MA 2321 or MA 2330) and (MA 3520 or MA 3521 or MA 3530 or MA 3560)

MEEM 4610 - Advanced Machining Processes

Covers mechanics of 2-D and 3-D cutting and their extension to commonly used conventional processes such as turning, boring, milling, and drilling. Topics include force modeling, surface generation, heat transfer, tool life and dynamics.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 2500 or MEEM 3600

MEEM 4635 - Design with Plastics

Covers various complexities in design of plastic parts and design of molds for manufacturing of plastic parts.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MY 2100 or MSE 2100) and MEEM 2150 and (MEEM 3201(C) or CM 3110)

MET 3500 - Manufacturing Processes

Focuses on practical aspects of design and manufacturing. Covers fundamentals of manufacturing processes and includes a weekly lab to provide hands-on experience with manufacturing issues that influence component design.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (ENG 1100 or ENG 1101 or ENG 1102) and MSE 2100 and MET 2153

OSM 4650 - Six Sigma Fundamentals

Course is framed in context of six sigma methodology. Topics include principles of Shewhart, Deming, Taguchi; meaning of quality; control charts for variables, individuals, and attributes; process capability analysis; variation of assemblies; and computer-based workshops.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2710 or MA 2720 or MA 3710 or MA 3720 or BUS 2100 or CE 3710 or CEE 3710

PH 4510 - Introduction to Solid State Physics

Crystal structures, X-ray diffraction, phonons, free electron theory of metals, rudiments of band theory, an overview of semiconductors, and other topics in solid-state physics.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (PH 2300 or PH 1360) and PH 2400 and (CH 1150 and CH 1151) and (MA 3520 or MA 3521 or MA 3530 or MA 3560)