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Program at a Glance

Program
Bachelor
College(s)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department(s)
Materials Sci & Engineering
$212.28 per credit hour
$748.89 per credit hour

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College of Engineering & Computer Science
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Engineering I (ENG 1), 207

407-823-0607
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Admission Requirements

  • Students who wish to declare their major in Materials Science and Engineering must be in good academic standing and must have a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in each of the following courses or their equivalents: MAC 2311, MAC 2312, CHM 2045C, and PHY 2048C.

Degree Requirements

  • The Materials Science and Engineering Department requires all students in the Materials Science and Engineering Major to earn a "C" (2.0) or better in the following sections: Section 2: Common Program Pre-requisites (CPP), Section 3: Core Requirements Basic Level, Section 4: Core Requirements - Advanced Level, Section 5: Restricted / Approved Technical Electives, and Section 6: Capstone Requirement.
  • Students in the Materials Science and Engineering major are expected to make consistent good progress toward their degrees to remain enrolled in, or eligible for, any major in the College of Engineering & Computer Science (CECS) or the College of Optics and Photonics (COP). Therefore, any student majoring in Materials Science and Engineering who repeats any UCF course and does not earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better on the second attempt will be placed on Lack of Progress Probation and remain on Lack of Progress Probation as long as the student is enrolled in a CECS or COP major. If a student on Lack of Progress Probation does not receive a grade of "C" (2.0) or better by the third attempt in the same UCF course, the student will be excluded from all CECS and COP majors. Any student majoring in Materials Science and Engineering who has accumulated 7 or more unsuccessful attempts (i.e., grades below "C" (2.0) and withdrawals) over all courses taken at UCF will be placed on Lack of Progress Probation and remain on Lack of Progress Probation as long as the student is enrolled in a CECS or COP major. If a student on Lack of Progress Probation has a tenth unsuccessful attempt over all courses taken at UCF, the student will be excluded from all CECS and COP majors.
  • A student who is excluded from CECS and COP majors may seek readmission to a major in CECS or COP after at least one full year has passed since exclusion. Readmission is not automatic and is dependent upon a high probability of success after readmission. Any student who is readmitted to the Civil Engineering major will be subject to all probation conditions that applied at the time of exclusion.

1. UCF General Education Program (38 Credit Hours)

  • The UCF General Education Program (GEP) is described in the General Education Program section, located elsewhere in this catalog. Engineering students should closely study the requirements of the UCF GEP and the allowable substitutions detailed in paragraphs A. through E. below to minimize excess hours. Students transferring to UCF from within the Florida College System or State University System should complete the GEP and the Common Program Prerequisites before transferring.

A: Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Required ENC 1101 Composition I Credit Hours: 3
Required ENC 1102 Composition II Credit Hours: 3

Select 1:
SPC 1603C Fundamentals of Technical Presentations Credit Hours: 3

SPC 1608 Fundamentals of Oral Communication Credit Hours: 3

B: Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Select one course from Historical Foundations Credit Hours: 3

Select one course from Cultural Foundations Credit Hours: 3

Select one course from Cultural OR Historical Foundations Credit Hours: 3

C: Mathematical Foundations (7 Credit Hours)

Required:


MAC 2311C Calculus with Analytic Geometry I Credit Hours: 4

STA 3032 Probability and Statistics for Engineers Credit Hours: 3

ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics Credit Hours: 3 or

ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics Credit Hours: 3


And Select 1 class from Social Foundations Credit Hours: 3

E: Science Foundations (7 Credit Hours)

CHM 2045C Chemistry Fundamentals I (Required) Credit Hours: 4
Select 1 class from Science Foundation 2 Credit Hours: 3

2. Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (23 Credit Hours)

  • These courses are specifically required for all engineering students of the Florida State University System. CPP courses are also available at other Florida postsecondary schools and may be transferred directly to UCF programs. All students must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in Common Program Prerequisites.
  • CHM 2045C Chemistry Fundamentals I (GEP) Credit Hours: 4
  • CHM 2046 Chemistry Fundamentals II Credit Hours: 3
  • CHM 2046L Chemistry Fundamentals II Laboratory Credit Hours: 1
  • MAC 2311C Calculus with Analytic Geom. I (GEP) Credit Hours: 4
  • MAC 2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II Credit Hours: 4
  • MAC 2313 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III Credit Hours: 4
  • MAP 2302 Ordinary Differential Equations I Credit Hours: 3
  • PHY 2048C General Physics Using Calculus I (or PHY 2048 and PHY2048L) Credit Hours: 4
  • PHY 2049C General Physics Using Calculus II (or PHY 2049 and PHY2049L) Credit Hours: 4

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

Fall
May 1
Spring
November 1
Summer
March 1
Fall
July 1
Spring
November 1
Summer
March 1
Fall
March 1
Spring
September 1
Summer
January 1

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