BS in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering curriculum is a broad-based program designed to provide a basic education in metallurgical and materials engineering. The student can specialize in one or more areas in the junior and senior year by taking appropriate elective courses. The program is well suited for a career in industry or as a basis for graduate study. Courses related to advanced materials topics are also available.

Vision

Our vision is to provide a modern Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Program of the highest quality.

Mission

We will emphasize learning and applying metallurgical and materials engineering fundamentals, spanning all major classes of materials. We will offer students opportunities to explore the whole gamut of applications, from advanced microelectronic technology to the basic infrastructure on which we all depend. The BS degree program in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering will serve two broad purposes: (1) to provide sufficient grounding for a graduate to perform effectively, in industry or other employment; and (2) to provide opportunity for all types of students, while maintaining a high level of excellence in all graduates. It will sharpen communication skills, both oral and written. It will also provide basic engineering skills for problem-solving and lifelong learning. We will maintain a balance between the applied and theoretical aspects, and will strive to provide pre-professional employment (either research experiences or internships).

Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates will secure employment and/or admission to a graduate program in metallurgical and materials engineering or related professions
  2. Graduates will advance in their career by continuing lifelong learning and personal/professional development
  3. Graduates work effectively as contributors and leaders on diverse, interdisciplinary teams enabling innovation at the leading edge of technology in an ever-changing global community. 
  4. Graduates will be more competitive as practicing professionals with broad understanding of material systems, associated manufacturing processes and engineering solutions.    

Concentrations

Each list of courses permits the student to develop a focus or pursue a particular career objective. In following a particular list, students complete an in-depth program of current interest in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. Most concentration courses are offered only once each academic year. The student must complete all the requirements for either Concentration 1, Concentration 2, or Concentration 3.

  • Concentration 1: General Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
    This concentration provides students a program of study that emphasizes the major areas of metallurgical and materials engineering. This concentration is intended for students with a broad interest in metallurgical and materials engineering. Students choosing this concentration follow the curriculum outlined above.
  • Concentration 2: Manufacturing
    This concentration utilizes electives in the traditional metallurgical and materials engineering program along with other appropriate program modifications to allow a graduate to perform a variety of professional duties in manufacturing arenas especially involved with materials selection and design, materials processing, environmental concerns, production failures and materials degradation, and a range of materials and processes quality control. This concentration prepares a student for advanced study in manufacturing engineering, materials science and engineering, or other related engineering areas. In addition to the requirements shown in the degree plan, the student must work on a manufacturing-related project during Senior Design (MME 4419).
  • Concentration 3: Printed Nano Engineering
    Nanotechnology involves reactions on the surfaces of nano-materials and is widely used in electronics.  Its application, especially in the field of electronics is already of importance worldwide.  Materials research here will be a contributor both in research and global business.  The program itself will supply students of multilingual background, with printing and nanotechnology backgrounds in engineering.

Joint-Degree BS-MBA Program

Students with at least 90 hours accumulated toward their BSMME degree, a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30, and admission to the full-time MBA program can pursue a joint-degree BS-MBA program. Students admitted to this program (a) will apply credit for ECON 5360 Managerial Economics, BLAW 5306 Business Law and Ethics, and ACCT 5301 Financial Accounting toward the requirements of MME 4320 Nanomaterials & Nanostructures, MME 4303 Metals Processing, and one upper-division elective course in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and (b) will apply graduate credit for (a) MME 4419 MME Design & Practice, (b) MME 4404 Materials Processing and (c) MME 4195 Senior Professional Orientation toward the electives requirements of the MBA program. 

BS in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Degree Plan

BS in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering with Concentration

Required Credits: 128

University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Metal & Materials Engineering Prerequisites (All courses listed require a grade of C or better.)
Required Courses:
CHEM 1105Laboratory for CHEM 13051
CHEM 1305General Chemistry3
CHEM 1306General Chemistry 14
MATH 1411Calculus I4
PHYS 2420Introductory Mechanics4
PHYS 2421Introductory Electromagnetism4
BSMME (Lower Division) (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
Required Courses:
MME 1205Computation/Graph in Mater Sci2
CE 2326Econ for Engrs & Scientists3
MATH 1312Calculus II3
MATH 1411Calculus I4
MATH 2313Calculus III3
MATH 2326Differential Equations3
MECH 2342Electro Mechanical Systems3
MME 1101Intro to MME Design Lab1
MME 1301Intro to Metal Mat Engr Design3
MME 2303Intro to Materials Sci & Engrg3
MME 2305Material & Energy Balance3
MME 2434Mechanics of Materials4
Concentration
Complete one of the following concentrations42-46
Total Hours128

Concentration in General MME

BSMME (General MME)
Required Courses:
MME 3306Rate Processes C3
MME 3308Appl Chemical Thermodynamics C3
MME 3309Electronic Mat Sci & Tech C3
MME 3312Biomat, Biomat Prntng & Dev3
MME 3314Composite Materials3
or MME 3321 Engineering Alloys
or MME 4310 Polymer Engineering
MME 3406Nanofuctnl Physical Metallurgy C4
MME 3407Mechanical Behavior of Matls C4
MME 4195Senior Professional Orient.1
MME 4303Metals Processing3
MME 4304Printable Materials3
MME 4309Corrosion3
MME 4316Failure Analysis3
MME 4404Mat. Synthesis & Manufacturing4
MME 4413Structural Characterization4
MME 4419Metal Materials Design & Pract4
Total Hours48

Concentration in Manufacturing

BSMME (Manufacturing)
IE 3331Systems Engineering C3
IE 3373Engr Probability & Stat Models C3
IE 4385Statist Quality Cntrl/Reliabil3
IE 4391Production & Inventory Control3
MME 3314Composite Materials C3
MME 3321Engineering Alloys C3
MME 3406Nanofuctnl Physical Metallurgy C4
MME 3407Mechanical Behavior of Matls C4
MME 4195Senior Professional Orient.1
MME 4304Printable Materials3
MME 4309Corrosion3
MME 4316Failure Analysis3
MME 4330Solidification Processes3
MME 4413Structural Characterization4
MME 4419Metal Materials Design & Pract4
Total Hours47

Concentration in Printed Nano Engineering

BSMME (Printed Nano)
Required Courses:
MME 3303Nano Organic Materials3
MME 3308Appl Chemical Thermodynamics C3
MME 3309Electronic Mat Sci & Tech3
MME 3406Nanofuctnl Physical Metallurgy C4
MME 3407Mechanical Behavior of Matls C4
MME 4195Senior Professional Orient.1
MME 4303Metals Processing3
MME 4304Printable Materials3
MME 4309Corrosion3
MME 4316Failure Analysis3
MME 4371Engineering Problems3
MME 4404Mat. Synthesis & Manufacturing4
MME 44073D Additive Manufacturing4
MME 4413Structural Characterization4
MME 4419Metal Materials Design & Pract4
Total Hours49

University Core Curriculum

NOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards your major.

Psychology and Criminal Justice majors and minors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I or a higher level Calculus course.

Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I or a higher level Calculus course.

NOTE: All courses require a C or better

Communication

Select six hours of the following: (Note: ESL students should take ESOL 1300 & ESOL 13126
Written and Oral Communication
Writing About Literature
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl 1
Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl 1
Total Hours6
 
 

American History

Required Courses:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture 

Select one of the following:3
English Literature
English Literature
Intro to American Fiction
Intro to American Drama
Intro to American Poetry
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500
World History Since 1500
Introduction to Philosophy
Ethics
Introduct to Religious Studies
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Global Feminisms
Total Hours3

Mathematics 

Select one of the following:3
Math in the Modern World
Math for Social Sciences I
Calculus I
Calculus I - Part A
Calculus I - Part B
Calculus I - Part C
Precalculus
Pre-calculus - Part A
Pre-calculus - Part B
Pre-calculus - Part C
Math for Social Sciences II
Descriptive & Inferential Stat
Elementary Statistical Methods
Total Hours3

Life & Physical Sciences - Lab 

Select one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I
Introductory Biology Lab
Human Biology Laboratory
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Human Anat/Physio Lab I
Human Anat/Physio Lab II
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
Introductory Chemistry
Introductory Chemistry
Environmental Sci. Lab
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Laboratory for GEOG 1306
Lab for GEOL 1314
Lab for GEOL 1313
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
General Physics I
General Physics II
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours1-4

Life and Physical Sciences 

A minimum of two semesters of lecture and one semester of laboratory associated with one of the courses, or two semesters of combined (3 credit) lecture-laboratory courses (Only six hours apply toward the required 42.) 

Select six hours of the following: 16
Astronomy Lab I
Elem Astronomy-Solar System
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies
Introductory Biology Lab
Human Biology Laboratory
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I
Human Anat/Physio Lab II
Human Anat/Physiology I
Human Anat/Physiology II
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
General Chemistry
General Chemistry
Introductory Chemistry
Introductory Chemistry
Environmental Sci. Lab
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environmental Sci
Laboratory for GEOG 1306
Physical Geography
Lab for GEOL 1313
Lab for GEOL 1314
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
Principles of Earth Sciences
Principles of Earth Science
The Blue Planet
Natural Hazards
Intro to Physical Geology
Intro to Historical Geol
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I
General Physics II
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours6

Political Science 

Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Select one of the following:3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog
Intro-Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Geography
Intro to Linguistics
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Economics
Principles of Economics
Introduction to Ed Psychology
Action Research in Classrooms
Introduction to Linguistics
Cultural Geography
An Intro. to Linguistics
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Cultural Geography
Total Hours3

 Creative Arts

Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation
History of Art I
History of Art II
Dance Appreciation
Intro-Art of Motion Pict.
Intro to Music History
Music Appreciation
Jazz to Rock
Introduction to Theatre
Total Hours3

Component Area Option

Select two of the following:6
Intro to Global Business
Public Speaking
Business/Profession Comm
Intro-Computational Thinking
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Inquiry in Math & Science
Seminar/Critical Inquiry
Total Hours6