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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 School of Engineering Programs of Study Materials Science and Engineering Four-Year Undergraduate Curriculum  

Four-Year Undergraduate Curriculum



Four-Year Curriculum Code 635

The degree awarded upon completion of this program is the B.S. in materials science and engineering, which is professionally accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

First Year

See First-Year Program (35)

Sophomore Year

First Semester

01:640:251 Multivariable Calculus (4)
01:750:227 Analytical Physics IIA (3)
01:750:229 Analytical Physics IIA Lab (1)
01:960:xxx* Statistics (*211, 384, 401, 490) (3)
14:635:203 Introduction to Materials Science Engineering (3)
14:635:205 Crystal Chemistry and Structure of Materials (3)

Second Semester

01:640:244 Differential Equations (4)
14:635:204 Materials Processing (3)
14:635:206 Thermodynamics of Materials (4)
14:635:212 Physics of Materials (3)
14:635:252 Laboratory I (2)

Junior Year

First Semester

14:635:305 Materials Microprocessing (3)
14:635:307 Kinetics of Materials Processing (3)
14:635:309 Characterization of Materials (3)
14:635:314 Strength of Materials (3)
14:635:353 Laboratory II (2)
___:___ elective (Dept/Tech) (3)

Second Semester

14:540:343 Engineering Economics (3)
14:635:316 Electrical, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Materials (3)
14:635:354 Laboratory III (2)
14:635:401 Senior MSE Lab I (3) OR (only one of 401/411 is required)
14:635:411 MSE Eng Design I (3)
___:___ elective (Dept/Tech) (3)

Senior Year

First Semester

14:635:402 Senior MSE Lab II (3 ) OR (only one of 402/412 is required)
14:635:412 MSE Eng Design I (3)
14:635:403 MSE Seminar (1)
___:___ elective (Dept/Tech) (3)
___:___ elective (Dept/Tech) (3)
___:___ elective (Dept/Tech) (3)
___:___ humanities/social science elective (300+) (3)

Second Semester

14:635:404 MSE Seminar (1)
___:___ elective (Dept/Tech) (3)
___:___ elective (Dept/Tech) (3)
___:___ humanities/social science elective (300+) (3)
___:___ general elective (3)

Total Credits at Graduation: 128

Electives

Aside from the humanities/social science electives, the materials science and engineering (MSE) program contains eight elective slots (four department, three technical, and one general) that can be used to tailor your degree. You can concentrate in specific areas of MSE, dual major, or prepare for specialized professional training after graduation.

Department Electives

Take a minimum of two department electives from this list (you may take more):
14:635:312 Glass Engineering (3)
14:635:360 Ceramics Engineering (3)
14:635:361 Materials Science and Engineering of Polymers (3)
14:635:362 Physical Metallurgy (3)

Select remaining department elective(s) from this list:
14:635:320 Introduction to Nanomaterials (3)
14:635:321 Structural, Mechanical, and Chemical Applications of Nanostructures and Nanomaterials (3)
14:635:322 Photonic, Electronic, and Magnetic Applications of Nanostructures and Nanomaterials (3)
14:635:405 Solar Cell Design and Processing (3)
14:635:410 Biological Applications of Nanostructures and Nanomaterials (3)
14:635:413 Materials Science and Engineering: Venture Analysis (3)
14:635:416 Physical and Chemical Properties of Glass (3)
14:635:440 Electrochemical Materials and Devices (3)
14:635:505 Advanced Optical Materials (3)

Technical Electives

Three technical electives may be selected from the department electives list or from the list below:
01:119: Biological Sciences: only 119:100-103, 131, 140, and 148
01:146: Cell Biology and Neurosciences: all except 146:302
01:160: Chemistry: all 160:3xx and 4xx
01:198: Computer Sciences: all except 198:105, 107, 110, and 170
01:447: Genetics and Microbiology: all except 447:302
01:460: Geological Sciences: all except 460:206
01:640: Mathematics: 640:250 and all 640:3xx and 4xx except 640:336, 338, 339, and 436
01:694: Molecular Biology and Biochemistry: all
01:750: Physics: 750:228/230 and all 750:3xx and 4xx
01:960: Statistics: all
11:115: Biochemistry: all 115:3xx and 4xx
11:126: Biotechnology: all
11:127: Bioresource Engineering: all
11:375: Environmental Sciences: all
11:400: Food Sciences: only 400:201, 304, 401, and 411
11:628: Marine Sciences: all
11:670: Meteorology: all
14:125: Biomedical Engineering: all 125:2xx and 3xx
14:155: Chemical and Biochemical Engineering: all
14:180: Civil and Environmental Engineering: all
14:332: Electrical and Computer Engineering: all except 301
14:440: Packaging
14:540: Industrial Engineering: 540:201/202 and all 540:3xx and 4xx
14:635: Materials Science and Engineering: all except 407
14:650: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: all except 650:351

Statistics
One of the following courses must be taken to satisfy the statistics requirement:
01:960:211 Statistics I (3)
01:960:384 Intermediate Statistical Analysis (3)
01:960:401 Basic Statistics for Research (3)
01:960:490 Introduction to Experimental Design (3)

Options in MSE
The MSE department presently has seven areas of concentration in which you may specialize and receive a certificate upon graduation. These are highly relevant areas in science and engineering that are favored by graduate schools and employers. To receive a certificate in any one of these areas you must take at least three of the courses listed for each concentration for your electives. You may earn multiple certificates.

Biomaterials
Note: One course from each of the two groups marked with ** and # is required.
01:119:101 General Biology I (3)**
01:119:102 General Biology II (3)
01:160:307 Organic Chemistry I (4)**
01:694:214 Introduction to Molecular Biology Research (3)
14:125:404 Introduction to Biomaterials (3)#
14:635:410 Biological Applications of Nanomaterials (3)#

Electronic and Optical
14:635:322 Photonic, Electronic, and Magnetic Applications of Nanostructures and Nanomaterials (3)
14:635:405 Solar Cell Design and Processing (3)
14:635:413 Solar Technology Venture Analysis (3)
14:332:466 Opto-Electronic Devices (3)
14:635:505 Advanced Optical Materials (3)
01:750:305 Modern Optics (3)
01:750:406 Introductory Solid State Physics (3)

Energy Conversion and Storage
11:375:322 (F) Energy Technology and its Environmental Impact (3)
14:635:405 (F) Solar Cell Design and Processing (3)
14:332:402 (S) Sustainable Energy: Choosing among Options (3)
14:635:440 (S) Electrochemical Devices (3)
14:332:361 (S) Electronic Devices (prerequisite: 14:332:222 Principles of Electrical Engineering II) (3)
14:332:460 (S) Power Electronics (prerequisite: 14:332:361 Electronic Devices) (3)

Metallurgy
Note: For this concentration, a student must take all four of the listed courses
14:635:206 Thermodynamics of Materials (3)
14:635:307 Kinetics of Materials Processing (3)
14:635:314 Strength of Materials (3)
14:635:363 Physical Metallurgy (3)

Nanomaterials
14:635:320 Introduction to Nanomaterials (3)
14:635:410 Biological Applications of Nanomaterials (3)
16:635:604 Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (3)
16:635:321 Structural, Mechanical, and Chemical Properties of Nanomaterials (3)

Packaging Materials
Note: For this concentration, a student must take at least two of the three 635 courses
14:635:312 Glass Engineering (3)
14:635:361 Polymer Engineering (3)
14:635:362 Physical Metallurgy (3)
14:440:301 Introduction to Packaging Engineering (3)
14:440:302 CAD for Packaging Engineering (3)

Polymers
Note: For this concentration 14:635:361 is required
01:160:307 Organic Chemistry I (4)
14:635:361 Materials Science and Engineering of Polymers (3)
16:155:551 Polymer Science and Engineering I (3)
14:440:301 Introduction to Packaging Engineering (3)
 
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