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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Materials Science and Engineering, BS

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A Bachelor of Science with a major in materials science and engineering from the University of North Texas will prepare you to enter fast-emerging fields with relatively high starting salaries. Students who earn the degree enjoy being part of a close-knit professional community that bridges disciplines, such as applied physics and chemistry, in order to solve complex engineering problems.

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in materials science and engineering is designed to provide students with the fundamental principles of how materials are made, how they behave during application, how their structure and properties are measured and quantified, and how to improve the performance of these materials. This information is then used in “materials-specific” courses and hands-on laboratories where students then learn to apply these principles to the different materials classes, namely, metals, ceramics, polymers, electronic materials and biomaterials. Students also learn about nanotechnology and how it is impacting the materials science and engineering discipline. During their last year, students are required to do a senior project with one of the faculty members who specialize in their primary area of interest. Students work either individually or in small groups on projects that provide them with research experiences that help them determine whether they feel better suited to finish their education and go to industry or continue on to graduate school. The course work instills in students ethical and environmental issues and standards expected by industry and society.

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in materials science and engineering is an ABET accredited program.

Degree requirements

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 45 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Engineering  requirements.




Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (45) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Engineering.

Other requirements

A grade point average of at least 2.0 is required for all materials science and engineering courses.

MTSE foundation courses include MTSE 1100 MATH 1710 MATH 1720 CHEM 1410 /CHEM 1430 CHEM 1420 PHYS 1710 /PHYS 1730 TECM 2700  and ENGR 3450 . Satisfactory completion of the MTSE foundation courses with a minimum GPA of 2.5 is prerequisite to taking advanced courses in the major. Each semester the student is required mandatory advisement until the foundation courses have been successfully completed.

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