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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

(The following objectives are ranked in order of decreasing importance; e.g., 1 being the most important.)

  1. Students completing the B.S. program will be competitive with graduates of similar ABET accredited programs nationally.
  2. A significant proportion of our graduates will secure admission to a graduate program.
  3. The program will continue to make significant contributions to the minority B.S. degree pool in metallurgical and materials engineering or related materials fields.

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
MATH 1411Calculus I4
CHEM 1306
CHEM 1106
General Chemistry (C)
and Laboratory for CHEM 1306 1
4
PHYS 2421Introductory Electromagnetism4
BSMME (Lower Division) (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
Required Courses:
CE 1205Graphics Fdmtls in Engr Desgn2
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
1

PHYS 2420 Introductory Mechanics may be substituted.

C

Courses require a grade of C or better.

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
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
C

Courses require a grade of C or better.

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
C

Courses require a grade of C or better.

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
C

Courses require a grade of C or better.

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 (C) or a higher level Calculus course.

Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) 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
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl (C) 1
Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl (C) 1
Total Hours6
 
 

American History

Required Courses:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 1865 (C)3
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 1865 (C)3
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture 

Select one of the following:3
English Literature (C)
English Literature (C)
Intro to American Fiction (C)
Intro to American Drama (C)
Intro to American Poetry (C)
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500 (C)
World History Since 1500 (C)
Introduction to Philosophy (C)
Ethics (C)
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 (C)
Math for Social Sciences I (C)
Calculus I
Calculus I - Part A
Calculus I - Part B
Calculus I - Part C
Precalculus (C)
Pre-calculus - Part A
Pre-calculus - Part B
Pre-calculus - Part C
Math for Social Sciences II
Differential Equations
Descriptive & Inferential Stat
Elementary Statistical Methods
Total Hours3

Life & Physical Sciences - Lab 

Select one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I (C)
Introductory Biology Lab (C)
Human Biology Laboratory (C)
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Environmental Sci. Lab (C)
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Laboratory for GEOG 1306 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
General Physics I (C)
General Physics II (C)
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 (C)
Elem Astronomy-Solar System(C)
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies (C)
Introductory Biology Lab (C)
Human Biology Laboratory (C)
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology (C)
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
Human Anat/Physiology I (C)
Human Anat/Physiology II (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
General Chemistry
General Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Environmental Sci. Lab (C)
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environmental Sci (C)
Laboratory for GEOG 1306 (C)
Physical Geography (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
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 (C)
Intro to Historical Geol (C)
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I (C)
General Physics II (C)
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours6
1

Based on the major selected, options listed might not be applicable; please refer to the prerequisite area at top if one is present.

Political Science 

Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics (C)3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics (C)3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences 

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

 Creative Arts

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

Component Area Option

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