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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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The proposed degree program is a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering (BSMSE). Materials science and engineering (MSE) is a research-intensive, engineering discipline with strong interactions with other STEM disciplines (interdisciplinary), including physics and chemistry, as well as other engineering fields. The proposed BSMSE is an undergraduate specialization, and hence, may have a small enrollment, graduating approximately 15 students per year during the first five years, and 30 to 60 students per year thereafter. A single degree track is proposed, consisting of 128 total hours. The overall purpose of the program is two-fold, to prepare students for immediate employment in industry as materials engineers as well as to prepare them for graduate education in MSE and related disciplines.

Admission Requirements

  • Students who wish to declare their major in Materials Science and Engineering must be in good academic standing and have a grade of C or better (2.0) 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 and 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 hrs)

  • 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 hrs)
Required ENC 1101 Composition I 3 hrs
Required ENC 1102 Composition II 3 hrs

Select 1:
SPC 1603C Fundamentals of Technical Presentations 3 hrs

  • SPC 1608 Fundamentals of Oral

Communication 3 hrs

B: Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 hrs)

Select one course from Historical Foundations 3 hrs

Select one course from Cultural Foundations 3 hrs

Select one course from Cultural OR Historical Found. 3 hrs

C: Mathematical Foundations (7 hrs)

Required:
MAC 2311C Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 4 hrs

  • STA 3032 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 3 hrs

D: Social Foundations (6 hrs)

ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics or 3 hrs

ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics 3 hrs
And Select 1 class from Social Foundations 3 hrs

E: Science Foundations (7 hrs)

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

2. Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (23 hrs)

  • 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) 4 hrs
  • CHM 2046 Chemistry Fundamentals II 3 hrs
  • CHM 2046L Chemistry Fundamentals II Laboratory 1 hrs
  • MAC 2311C Calculus with Analytic Geom. I (GEP) 4 hrs
  • MAC 2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4 hrs
  • MAC 2313 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 4 hrs
  • MAP 2302 Ordinary Differential Equations I 3 hrs
  • PHY 2048C General Physics Using Calculus I 4 hrs
  • PHY 2049C General Physics Using Calculus II 4 hrs

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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