2018-2019 General Catalog 
    Apr 26, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Materials Science and Engineering

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The undergraduate program in materials and science engineering is accredits by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

College of Engineering
Department Office: 304 Civil and Material Engineering Building (CME)
Mailing Address: 122 S. Central Campus Dr., #304, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0560
Phone: 801-581-6863
Website: www.mse.utah.edu
Email: mse@eng.utah.edu

Department Chair: Feng Liu, Ph.D.

Undergraduate Program

Materials Science and Engineering inter-twines numerous disciplines, including chemistry, physics and engineering. This is the one discipline within the College of Engineering that still gives students the opportunity to study science while getting an engineering degree. Materials Scientists apply the principles of physics and chemistry to engineering problems designing and developing new materials. Materials Scientists and Engineers are engaged in exploring the many ways that materials can enrich our everyday lives. Without this effort to discover and develop new materials, our world of computers, cell phones, biomedical implants, aircrafts, autos, and compact disks could not exist. Materials Science and Engineering is a broad field that encompasses many different classes of materials. These include polymers, ceramics, electronic materials, and composites. The common thread between these is the need to improve processing and properties and to develop new materials. Continued materials research is critical for the advancement and improvement of materials that underlie technologies used to develop energy sources, protect the environment, preserve that national infrastructure, cure diseases, and improve communication. No minor degrees are available.

Please see the Materials Science and Engineering B.S. and H.B.S. listed in the Program and Course Offerings section.

Admission Requirements

In order to graduate in Materials Science & Engineering a student must have Major Status. Students cannot register for any junior level classes without obtaining Major Status. Advancement to Major Status typically happens during the students’ Sophomore year. Students are required to meet with the Academic Advisor to determine if they have completed the courses required for Major Status.


Numerous scholarships are available through the College of Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Information is available at: http://www.coe.utah.edu/scholarships

Graduate Program

Please see the Materials Science and Engineering M.S. and Ph.D. listed in the Program and Course Offerings section.

Credit Limitations

Students may not count more than 9 credit hours of nonmatriculated graduate work toward any graduate degree. International students cannot be accepted into the graduate program in a nonmatriculated status. Candidates for graduate degrees are required to maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA. For more detailed information, see the Graduate Information section of this catalog.

English Language Requirements

All students coming from a non-English-speaking country must have a minimum TOEFL score of 80 iBT or 550 on pBT, or 6.5 on the IELTS, and a combined Verbal and Quantitative GRE score of at least 300 with an Analytical Writing Score of 3.0 or above.

Program and Course Offerings



    Undergraduate MajorMasterDoctorate


      Materials Science and Engineering

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