2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Apr 21, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.M.S.E.)


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College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
ENG 1, Rm. 207

http://www.mse.ucf.edu
Dr. Linan An, Linan.An@ucf.edu
Pamela Ross, Pamela.Ross@ucf.edu

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

Core Requirements: Basic Level (8 Hrs)


The College of Engineering and Computer Science requires all engineering students to achieve a minimum 2.25 GPA in completing these courses, together with the core requirements, restricted electives, and senior design courses listed below.

All students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in Core Requirements: Basic Level.

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (47 Hrs)


All students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in Core Requirements: Advanced Level.

Restricted Electives (6 Hrs)


  • All students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or Better in Restricted Electives.
  • Technical electives are available in the BSMSE program to address specific student interests in a variety of technical areas. Students should consult with their Department for a list of approved restricted technical electives and the terms when specific courses of this type are offered.

Capstone Requirements (6 Hrs)


  • All students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or Better in Capstone Requirements.
  • These courses are a capstone experience to your engineering program and should be completed in your last 2 major semesters of study.
  • CECS encourages all engineering students to take the Fundamentals Exam during their senior year.

Foreign Language Requirements Admissions


Two years of one foreign language in high school, or one year of one foreign language in college (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation.

Graduation


None

Electives


None

Additional Requirements


None

Required Minors


None

Departmental Exit Requirements


None

University Minimum Exit Requirements


▪ A 2.0 UCF GPA
▪ 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed

60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded

▪ 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
▪ A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
▪ Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Semester Hours Required


128

Honors in Major


None

Related Programs


▪ Mechanical Engineering
▪ Physics
▪ Chemistry

Related Minors


▪ Bioengineering Minor
▪ Mathematics Minor
▪ Chemistry Minor
▪ Physics Minor

Career and Academic Advising


  • The department requires all students in the program meet with a faculty member for advising on career and academic issues.
  • Students are assumed to have prior knowledge of a higher-level programming language.
  • This Materials Science and Engineering program has potential ties to professional licensure or certification in the field. For more information on how this program may prepare you in that regard, please visit http://mse.ucf.edu/undergraduate-program/

Transfer Notes


▪ EGS 1006C and EGN 1007C are required courses for incoming freshmen only. The two credit hours for these courses will be substituted by an approved Materials Science and Engineering technical elective for transfer students.
▪ Courses transferred must be formally evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information with his/her petition for this evaluation.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses


None

Program Academic Learning Compacts


Program Academic Learning Compacts (student learning outcomes) for undergraduate programs are located at: http://www.oeas.ucf.edu/alc/academic_learning_compacts.htm

Equipment Fees


▪ Part-Time Student: $45 per term
▪ Full-Time Student: $90 per term

Plan of Study (128 Hours)


The tentative course schedule listed below is a guide for those students who plan on completing their degree in four years.  All engineering students should meet with their departmental academic advisor to develop and maintain an appropriate plan of study.

Sophomore Year - Summer (9 hours)


Junior Year - Spring (12 hours)


Select 1 of 3 Option


Select one course Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Fall (15 hours)


Senior Year - Spring (14 hours)


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