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    Jun 28, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Materials Science and Engineering Major, BS in Materials Science and Engineering


uTrack Requirements

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 include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who entered prior to Fall 2015.

PROGRESSION POLICIES AND REQUIREMENTS

Graduation in materials science and engineering requires a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for all departmental courses taken at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. No more than seven credit hours of materials science and engineering courses in which a C- or lower is the highest grade earned may be counted toward graduation. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their advisor every semester.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128  4 MATH 130  or MATH 131  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 132 * or MATH 141 * or MATH 147  3-4  
Term 2
EF 152 * or EF 158  4 MATH 130  or MATH 131  or higher
ENGL 102  3  
MATH 142 * or MATH 148  4  
MSE 110  or MSE 117 MSE 120  or MSE 127   6  
Term 3
EF 230   2 EF 151 * or PHYS 135 
MATH 241  or MATH 247   4  
MSE 201  or MSE 207 , MSE 210   6  
PHYS 231  3  
Term 4
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 EF 152 * or PHYS 136 *
MATH 231  or MATH 237   3  
MSE 220 , MSE 250 , MSE 260   11  
Term 5
MATH 200   2 CBE 201  or COSC 102  or ME 202  or MSE 201  
MSE 300 , MSE 301 , MSE 340  or MSE 347 , MSE 360  or MSE 367   13  
Term 6
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 No milestones
MSE 302 , MSE 304 *, MSE 350  or MSE 357 , MSE 390  or MSE 397   13  
Term 7
MSE 480   3 No milestones
3Materials Science and Engineering Elective 3  
1Social Sciences Elective * 3  
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3  
2Technical Elective 3  
Term 8
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 No milestones
1Social Sciences Elective *  3  
MSE 489 * 3  
3Materials Science and Engineering Elective 3  
2Technical Elective 3  
TOTAL 126  
1 Chosen from University General Education list . Courses must include any two approved courses in the Arts and Humanities category, any two approved courses in the Cultures and Civilizations category, any two approved courses in the Social Sciences category, ECON 201 * or ECON 207 * is strongly suggested.
2 Chosen from BCMB 230 ; BIOL 150 * or BIOL 158 *, BIOL 159 *, BIOL 160 *, BIOL 168 *; BME 409 ; CHEM 260 , CHEM 360 ; CBE 475 ; ECE 301 ; EF 333 ; ENGL 360 *; GEOL 310 ; MATH 475 ; any MSE course; PHYS 232 *, other 300- or 400-level science or engineering courses as approved by academic advisor and department head.
3 Chosen from MSE 408 , MSE 410 , MSE 415 , MSE 421 , MSE 425 , MSE 432 MSE 450 , MSE 451 , MSE 455 , MSE 457 , MSE 460 , MSE 466 , MSE 474 MSE 483 , MSE 484 , MSE 485 , MSE 486 , MSE 494 , MSE 495 , MSE 496R .

* Meets University General Education Requirement .  

Materials Science and Engineering Major – Honors Concentration


In addition to satisfying the requirements for the materials science and engineering major, candidates for the honors materials science and engineering concentration must also complete the following requirements.

* While most students fulfill this requirement with 100- and 200-level courses, students may substitute upper level courses on approval of the Honors faculty.

Materials Science and Engineering Major – Five-Year BS/MS Program


The department offers a Five-Year BS-MS program with a BS (major in materials science and engineering) and an MS (major in materials science and 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 coursework. Conditional admission to the five-year program may be granted after completion of 65 hours of required coursework, while full admission may be granted after the completion of 96 hours of required coursework 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.