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    Oct 23, 2021  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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


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


First Year Hours Credit
MSE 101  1
1ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 *, ENGL 102 * 6
CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128 *, CHEM 130 * or CHEM 138 * 8
MATH 141 * or MATH 147 *, MATH 142 * or MATH 148 * 8
EF 105 , EF 151 * or EF 157 *, EF 152 * or EF 158 * 9
   
Second Year  
MSE 201 , MSE 210 , MSE 250 , MSE 260 , MSE 290  11
PHYS 231 *, PHYS 232 * 7
MATH 200 , MATH 231 , MATH 241  or MATH 247  8
2Social Sciences Electives * 6
   
Third Year  
MSE 300 , MSE 302 , MSE 304 , MSE 320 , MSE 340  or MSE 347 , MSE 350  or MSE 357 , MSE 360  or MSE 367 , MSE 370 , MSE 390  or MSE 397  23
STAT 251  3
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3
3Technical Elective 3
   
Fourth Year  
MSE 405 *(WC), MSE 480 , MSE 489 *(OC) 10
4Materials Science and Engineering Electives 6
ECE 301  3
EF 402  1
3Technical Elective 3
2Cultures and Civilizations Electives * and Arts and Humanities Electives * 9
  Total 128
   
* Meets General Education Requirements .
1 Students receiving a grade of A or B in ENGL 118 * will complete their first year composition requirement by choosing ENGL 102 *, a sophomore literature course in the English Department, or ENGL 355 *.
2 General Education courses must include any two approved courses under the Arts and Humanities  cluster, any two approved courses under the Cultures and Civilizations  cluster, and two approved courses in the Social Sciences  cluster.
3Technical electives: BCMB 230 ; BIOL 140 *; BME 300 , BME 409 ; CBE 475 ; CHEM 350 ; ME 321 ; any MSE course; NE 483 , NE 484 ; other engineering and science courses with approval.
4Materials Science and Engineering electives: MSE 410 , MSE 421 , MSE 425 , MSE 432 , MSE 440 , MSE 445 , MSE 450 , MSE 451 , MSE 457 , MSE 460 , MSE 466 , MSE 474 , MSE 476 , MSE 484 , MSE 485 , MSE 486 , MSE 494 , MSE 495 .

Nanomaterials Concentration

In addition to satisfying the requirements described in the materials science and engineering major, candidates for the nanomaterials concentration must also satisfy the following stipulations.
   
  Hours Credit
MSE 408 , MSE 410  6
1Select two: CHEM 473 ; MSE 421 , MSE 466 , MSE 474 ; PHYS 411  6
  Total 12
   
1 Credit for other courses that address processing, structure, properties, or behavior of nanomaterials may be substituted by permission of academic advisor and department head.

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.