Materials Science and Engineering, Comprehensive Major
|GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE DEGREE|
|Minimum total for graduation 1||120|
|Upper division credits (courses numbered 300 and higher)||39|
|Liberal Education Core||36|
|Grade Point Requirements 2|
|University Residency Requirements 3|
|Major, Standard, upper division in residence||12|
|Major, Comprehensive, upper division in residence||21|
|Certificate||25 percent of credits|
|Procedures Required for Graduation|
|Obtain admission to the degree program and/or the College offering it.|
|Apply for graduation on CampS.|
Certain programs exceed this minimum.
See special requirements in each College.
See special requirements for the College of Education and Human Sciences.
Liberal Education Core
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire measures learning outcomes to ensure that its graduates have achieved a liberal education and prepared themselves to contribute to a complex society. Upon graduation, each undergraduate will have met the four learning goals of our liberal education core and the 11 learning outcomes they comprise.
|LIBERAL EDUCATION CORE REQUIREMENTS||a minimum of 36 credits|
|Knowledge Outcome 1 (K1): Natural Sciences||Two (2) learning experiences|
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
|Knowledge Outcome 2 (K2): Social Sciences||Two (2) learning experiences|
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
|Knowledge Outcome 3 (K3): Humanities||Two (2) learning experiences|
|Knowledge Outcome 4 (K4): Fine Arts||One (1) learning experience|
|Skills Outcome 1 (S1): Written and Oral Communication||Two (2) learning experiences|
|Skills Outcome 2 (S2): Mathematics||One (1) learning experience|
|Skills Outcome 3 (S3): Creativity||One (1) learning experiences|
|Responsibility Outcome 1 (R1): Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity||Two (2) learning experiences|
|Responsibility Outcome 2 (R2): Global Perspectives||One (1) learning experiences|
|Responsibility Outcome 3 (R3): Civic and Environmental Issues||One (1) learning experiences|
|Integration Outcome 1 (I1): Integration||Two (2) learning experiences|
College Degree Requirements
Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
University Graduation Requirements. All candidates for degrees must fulfill the requirements for credits, curriculum, GPA, and University residency as specified in the section of this catalog titled University Graduation Requirements.
College Graduation Requirements: Grade Point Averages. All candidates for degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences must earn minimum resident and total GPAs of 2.00 in the major, the minor, and the certificate. The resident and total GPAs for the major are computed using all attempted credits applicable to the major including those offered by departments other than the major department. The resident and total GPAs for the minor and the certificate are computed similarly.
Major-Minor and Major-Certificate Requirements. A standard major (a minimum of 36 credits) must be supplemented by a minor (a minimum of 24 credits) or by a certificate (12 to 18 credits) to meet graduation requirements for completing a first and second degree program. No minor or certificate is required with a Comprehensive Major (60 or more credits) or with two majors of 36 or more credits each.
Certain degree programs which include Comprehensive Majors may require more than the minimum of 120 credits for graduation.
Acceptable academic program combinations are determined at the college level. A major and a minor or a major and certificate or two majors (if available) may not be elected in the same department or program, except in the approved combinations listed here.
College Credits. Earn at least 90 credits in courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.
Bachelor of Science Degree in the College of Arts and Sciences (B.S.)
Fulfillment of all University Graduation Requirements (which includes the Liberal Education Core); all College-level degree requirements (major and minor/certificate emphases, GPAs, earning at least 90 credits in Arts and Sciences course work); mathematics competency at the MATH 111, MATH 112 or MATH 113 level. Mathematics competency can be met in one of three ways: (1) Achieve a score on the mathematics placement test that qualifies the student to enter MATH 114. (2) Earn a grade of at least C (not C-) or a mark of S in MATH 111, MATH 112, or MATH 113. (3) Achieve a satisfactory score on the MATH 112 competency test. This test may be attempted no more than two times.
The Bachelor’s of Science in Materials Science and Engineering (MS&E) is a traditional engineering major that is STEM-focused and rigorously structured. Students in this major develop a strong foundation in mathematics, and the major emphasizes science themes more strongly than other engineering disciplines. As with all engineering degrees, the application of fundamental ideas through design is central to the major.
A minimum of 92 credits is required for the major and a minimum of 128 credits for the degree. Students, who typically begin their study as Pre-MSE majors, must apply to be admitted to the MS&E major (application materials available at the Materials Science office). A minimum average GPA of 2.5 in eight “foundation” courses (Chem 115 or Chem 103 & 104, Math 114 & 215, MSE 120 & 221, PHYS 231, and WRIT 114, 116, or 118) is required for admittance to the major; students should apply during registration in the spring semester of their sophomore year. In addition to core courses, students must complete two engineering electives; electives can be selected from appropriate UW-EC, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout, or Chippewa Valley Technical College courses.
|MSE 120||Introduction to Engineering||2|
|MSE 221||Living in a Materials World||3|
|MSE 256||Introduction to Computer Aided Design||1|
|MSE 315||Materials Characterization||4|
|MSE 334||Soft Materials||4|
|MSE 350||Thermodynamics of Materials||4|
|MSE 357||Phase Transformation & Kinetics||3|
|MSE 362||Microelectronic Materials Processing||2|
|MSE 367||Macroprocessing of Materials||3|
|MSE 368||Macroprocessing Materials Lab||2|
|MSE 372||Transport Phenomena||3|
|MSE 374||Physics of Solids||4|
|MSE 386||MS&E Junior Seminar I 1||0.5|
|MSE 387||MS&E Junior Seminar II 1||0.5|
|MSE 451||Computational Materials Science||4|
|MSE 486||MS&E Capstone I 1||2|
|MSE 487||MS&E Capstone II 1||2|
|CHEM 115||Chemical Principles||6|
|General Chemistry I 2|
|General Chemistry II 2|
|CHEM 325||Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory||4|
|MATH 114||Calculus I||4|
|MATH 215||Calculus II||4|
|MATH 312||Differential Equations and Linear Algebra||4|
|MATH 345||Introduction to Probability and Mathematical Statistics||4|
|PHYS 231||University Physics I||5|
|PHYS 232||University Physics II||5|
|Elective Courses, Choose from:||6|
|Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory|
|Fundamentals of Biochemistry|
|Programming for New Programmers|
|Introduction to Programming in C++|
|Computing for the Sciences and Mathematics|
|Advanced Programming and Data Structures|
|Digital Signal Processing|
|Advanced Calculus I|
|Introduction to Real Analysis|
|Introduction to Real Analysis II|
|Introduction to Complex Variables|
|Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory|
|Numerical Analysis I|
|Numerical Analysis II|
|Introduction to Mathematical Modeling|
|Introduction to Optimization|
|Digital Image Processing|
|Linear Regression Analysis, with Time Series|
|Experimental Design and Analysis|
|Microelectronic Materials Processing Lab|
|Electric and Electronic Circuits|
|Consult your Materials Science and Engineering advisor for elective options from other institutions.|
1. Students must be admitted to the MS&E major to take these courses. 2. Only 6 credits apply to the major.