Materials Engineering B.S.
The ABET-accredited materials engineering program is designed for students who wish to pursue a professional career in the materials field and desire a broad understanding of the relationship between microstructure and properties of materials. Metals, ceramics, and polymers, as well as the design, fabrication, and testing of metallic and other materials such as oxides, glasses, and fiber-reinforced composites, are included in the course contents.
Materials Engineering Option
Preparation for the Major
Required: Chemistry and Biochemistry 20A, 20B, 20L; Computer Science 31 (or another programming course approved by the Faculty Executive Committee); Materials Science and Engineering 10, 90L; Mathematics 31A, 31B, 32A, 32B, 33A, 33B; Physics 1A, 1B, 1C (or Electrical Engineering 1).
Required: Chemical Engineering 102A (or Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 105A), Civil and Environmental Engineering 101 (or Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 101), 108, Electrical Engineering 100, Materials Science and Engineering 104, 110, 110L, 120, 130, 131, 131L, 132, 140, 143A, 150, 160, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 181A or 182A; two laboratory courses (4 units) from Materials Science and Engineering 121L, 141L, 143L, 161L; three technical breadth courses (12 units) selected from an approved list available in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs; and three major field elective courses (12 units) from Chemical Engineering C114, Civil and Environmental Engineering 130, 135A, Electrical Engineering 2, 123A, 123B, 124, Materials Science and Engineering 111, 121, 122, 151, 161, 162, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 156A, 166C, plus at least one elective course (4 units) from Chemistry and Biochemistry 30A, 30AL, Electrical Engineering 131A, Materials Science and Engineering 170, 171, Mathematics 170A, or Statistics 100A.