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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Materials Science and Engineering Major, BS in Materials Science and Engineering – Biomaterials Concentration


uTrack Requirements (for first-year students)

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester known as milestones. Milestones may include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect first-time, first-year, full-time, degree-seeking students entering Fall 2013.

PROGRESSION POLICIES AND REQUIREMENTS

Progression to Upper-Division Programs

Progression of students to departmental upper-division courses is competitive. Factors considered include overall grade point average, performance in selected lower-division courses and evidence of satisfactory and orderly progress through the prescribed curriculum.

Upper-Division Status

A lower-division student formally applies for upper-division status after completing 50 hours of lower-division engineering curriculum course work with an overall GPA of at least 2.4. This must include Materials Science and Engineering 201.

Provisional Status

Students who have completed 50 hours of lower-division engineering curriculum course work with an overall GPA between 2.0 and 2.4 may apply for provisional status. The granting of provisional upper-division status is based on the availability of space in the departmental programs after upper-division status students have been accommodated. Provisional students are required to demonstrate their ability to perform satisfactorily in upper-division courses by attaining a minimum GPA of 2.0 in at least 8 hours of 300-level required courses specified by the department. Further progression to upper-division courses is dependent upon this minimum level of performance.

Graduation in materials science and engineering requires a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for all departmental courses.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering - Biomaterials Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128 * 4 MATH 130  or higher or one Arts and Humanities*, Cultures and Civilizations*, or Social Sciences* Elective
EF 105  1  
EF 151 * or EF 157 * 4  
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 * 3  
MATH 141 * or MATH 147 * 4  
Term 2
CHEM 130 * or CHEM 138 * 4 MATH 130  or higher
EF 152 * or EF 158 * 4  
ENGL 102 * 3  
MATH 142 * or MATH 148 * 4  
MSE 101  1  
Term 3
EF 230  2 EF 151 * or PHYS 135 *
MATH 241  or MATH 247  4  
MSE 201 , MSE 210 , MSE 260  7  
PHYS 231 * 3  
Term 4
MATH 200 , MATH 231  4 EF 152 * or PHYS 136 *
MSE 250 , MSE 290  4  
PHYS 232 * 4  
1Social Sciences Elective * 3  
Term 5
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 CBE 201  or COSC 102 * or ME 202  or MSE 201 
MSE 300 , MSE 320 , MSE 340  or MSE 347 , MSE 360  or MSE 367  10  
STAT 251  3  
Term 6
BIOL 140 * or BCMB 230  4-5 No milestones
MSE 302 , MSE 304 , MSE 350  or MSE 357 , MSE 370 , MSE 390  or MSE 397  13  
Term 7
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 No milestones
MSE 405 *, MSE 474 , MSE 480  10  
1Social Sciences Elective * 3  
Term 8
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 No milestones
BME 409 , BSE 231 ; CBE 475 ; MSE 485  or MSE 486  3  
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3  
EF 402  1  
MSE 489 * 3  
MSE 485  or MSE 486  or MSE 578 or MSE 588 3  
     
TOTAL 128-129  

* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Chosen from University General Education List .

Honors Biomaterials Concentration


Students who wish to pursue the honors biomaterials concentration will normally be part of the Chancellor’s Honors Program. Candidates for this concentration must complete the following requirements.

  • First-year courses for honors concentration in the engineering majors.
  • Two upper-division honors courses in Materials Science and Engineering (chosen from MSE 347 , MSE 357 , MSE 367 , and MSE 397 ).
  • A senior research project or thesis is required. This requirement is satisfied as part of the senior capstone design course (MSE 489 *).

Five-Year BS/MS Program


The department offers a 5-year BS-MS program with a BS (major in materials science and engineering) and an MS (major in materials science and engineering or polymer engineering) for qualified students. The primary component of the program is that qualified students may take up to 9 hours of approved graduate courses for their senior undergraduate electives and have them count toward both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Tennessee. This program is designed for students attending the University of Tennessee for their Master of Science degree because other universities may not accept these courses for graduate credit since they were used to satisfy requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree. Significant components of the program are:

  • Students must have an overall GPA of 3.4 in required course work. Conditional admission to the 5-year program may be granted after completion of 65 hours of required course work, while full admission may be granted after the completion of 96 hours of required course work with a minimum overall GPA of 3.4.
  • Students must at least be conditionally admitted to the program prior to taking graduate courses for both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees. All courses taken for graduate credit must be approved by the graduate program director. Students admitted to the program must request permission from the Graduate School to take approved courses for graduate credit.
  • Students admitted to the program must also follow the normal procedure for admission to the Graduate School. Admission of students into this program must be approved by the department and the Graduate School. Students will not be eligible for assistantships until they are enrolled as graduate-level students in the Graduate School.