Materials Science & Engineering (BS)

Semester Display Effective Date: 
Wed, 2009-07-01
FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall SemesterCredit Spring SemesterCredit
CH 101 Chemistry, A Molecular Science1
CH 102 General Chemistry Lab1
E 101 Introduction to Engr & Prob Solv1
E 115 Intro to Computing Environ
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research1
MA 141 Calculus I1
EC 205 Economics (or EC 201 or ARE 201)*
3
1
1
1
4
4
3

17

 CH 201 Chemistry, A Quant Science
CH 202 Quantitative Chemistry Lab
MA 241 Calculus II1
PY 205 Physics for Engr & Sc I1
PE 10* Fitness & Wellness Course*
GEP Requirement*
 

3
1
4
4
1
3

16

 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall SemesterCredit Spring SemesterCredit
MSE 201 Structure & Prop of Engr Materials 1
CSC 11x Introd to Computing
MA 242 Calculus III
PY 208 Physics for Engr & Sc II
Phsy Ed/Healthy Living Elective*
3
3
4
4
1

15

 MSE 255 Exp Meth Struct Analysis of Matls
MSE 260 Math Methods for Material Engrs.
MSE 270 MSE Seminar
CH 220 Intro Organic Chemistry
MA 341 Applied Differential Equations I
GEP Requirement*
 
2
3
1
4
3
3

16

 
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall SemesterCredit Spring SemesterCredit
MSE 300 Structure of Materials at Nanoscale
MSE 301 Intro to Thermodynamics of Matls
MSE 320 Intro to Defects in Solids
MSE 335 Exp Meth Analysis of Matls Prop.
GEP Requirement*
GEP Requirement*
3
3
3
2
3
3

17

 MSE 355 Elect, Mag & Opt Prop of Materials
MSE 360 Kinetic Process in Materials
MSE 370 Microstructure of Inorganic Materials
MSE 380 Microstructure of Organic Materials
Engineering Elective2
3
3
3
3
3

15

 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall SemesterCredit Spring SemesterCredit
MSE 420 Mechanical Prop of Materials
MSE 423 Intro to Materials Eng Design
ENG 331 Technical Writing (or ENG 333)
Technical Elect2
Technical Elect2
GEP Requirement*
 
3
1
3
3
3
3

16

 MSE 470 Mat. Sci & Eng. Design Project
MSE 480 Materials Forensics
MSE Processing Elective 3
Technical Elect2
Ethics Elective (GEP Requirement*)4
3
3
3
3
2-3

 

14-15

 
Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*:126
 
Footnotes:    
 

Major/Program requirements and footnotes:
1 Matriculation course. Minimum grade of C-.
2 Choose from departmental approved list.
3 Choose any course from the following list: MSE 440, MSE 445, MSE 455, MSE 460, or MSE 456.
4
Ethics course must be chosen from the following listlist: IDS 201, STS 302, STS 304, STS 320, STS/PHI 325, PHI 214, PHI 221, or PHI 375.
 

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements:
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each category can be found at http://oucc.ncsu.edu/gep-courses

PHYSICAL EDUCATION - 2 hours to be selected from the approved GEP Physical Education list.
a. One fitness and wellness course (any PE 100-level course).
b. One additional credit hour of PE activity courses.
HUMANITIES - 6 credits to be selected in two different disciplines (two different course prefixes) from the approved GEP Humanities list.
SOCIAL SCIENCES - 3 credits to be selected in a discipline other than economics from the approved GEP Social Sciences list. EC 205 taken as part of the Major requirements satisfies 3 credit hours of the 6 credit hours needed to fulfill the GEP Social Sciences requirement.
ADDITIONAL BREADTH - 3 credits to be selected from the approved GEP Humanities, Social Sciences or Visual and Performing Arts lists.
INTERDICIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES - 5 credits to be selected from the approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives list. IDS 201, STS 302, STS 304, STS 320 or STS/PHI 325 taken as part of the Major requirements satisfies 3 credit hours of the 5 credit hours needed to fulfill the GEP IP requirement.

Co-requisites:
U.S. Diversity and Global Knowledge co-requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education requirements. Choose course(s) that are identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity and Global Knowledge co-requisites. Some ethics elective courses may satisfy the Global Knowledge or U.S. Diversity co-requisite.
Foreign Language proficiency at the FL_102 level will be required for graduation .