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Undergraduate Academic Information

Dr. Chris Weyant teachingUndergraduate students majoring in Materials Science and Engineering receive a thorough grounding in the basic sciences and engineering of all materials in our ABET-accredited program.  All students are required to take course sequences that include materials processing, thermodynamics and kinetics of materials, the physical and mechanical behavior of materials, plus laboratories designed to familiarize students with the instruments and advanced techniques used to characterize materials and evaluate their performance.  A number of custom tracks allow upper level students to concentrate their technical electives in areas of specialization, including nanoscale materials and nanotechnology, biomaterials, electronic and photonic materials, soft materials and polymers, advanced materials design and processing, along with the ability to design your own track.  In addition, several required senior level courses emphasize the role of materials selection and specification in design.  A required senior design capstone project, a wide variety of technical elective courses, and co-op experiences allow students in-depth exploration of selected areas.  A minor in materials science and engineering is also available. A number of our undergraduate students participate in research opportunities to enhance their academic experience.