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Materials Science and Engineering Major Guide for 2008-2009

What is Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

Salary Trends in Materials Science and Engineering

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2006 Occupational Employment Statistics, bachelor’s degree candidates in materials engineering received starting offers averaging $56,233 a year.  The median annual earnings of all materials engineers were $73,990 in 2006. The middle 50 percent earned between $57,850 and $92,210. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $46,120, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $112,140.

Special Programs, Co-ops, and Internships

The MSE Department also has one of the largest undergraduate scholarship programs at The University of Tennessee, and more than half of our students receive scholarship support.  Departmental tuition scholarships of $800 to $2,600 per year are available and are renewable up to four years.  http://web.utk.edu/~mse/future/scholarship.html

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Sample Curriculum

Freshman Year Credit Hours
Materials Science and Engineering 101 1
English 101*, 102* 6
Chemistry 120*, 130* 8
Mathematics 141*, 142* 8
Engineering Fundamentals 105, 151 or 157, 152 or 158 9
TOTAL 32
Sophomore Year Credit Hours
Materials Science and Engineering 201, 250, 260, 290, 291 11
Physics 231*, 232* 7
Mathematics 200, 231, 241 8
1 General Education Electives 6
TOTAL 32
Junior Year Credit Hours
Materials Science and Engineering 300, 302, 304, 320, 340, 350, 360, 370, 390 26
Statistics 251 3
1 General Education Electives* 3
Technical Elective 3
TOTAL 32
Senior Year Credit Hours
Materials Science and Engineering 405*(WC) 480, 489*(OC) 10
2 Materials Science and  Engineering Elective 6
Electrical and Computer Engineering 301 3
Engineering Fundamentals 402 1
Technical Elective 3
1 General Education Electives* 9
TOTAL 32
GRAND TOTAL 128

*Meets University General Education Requirements.
1 General Education courses must include Economics 201, any two approved courses under the Arts or Humanities cluster, any two approved courses under the Cultures and Civilizations cluster, and one approved course in the Social Sciences cluster
2 Materials Science and Engineering electives 410, 421, 429, 432, 445, 470, 472, 474, 476, 484, 485, 486, 494, 495

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The information on this page should be considered general information only. For more specific information on this and other programs refer to the UT catalog or contact the department and/or college directly.