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Material Science and Engineering BS - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 09.15 MATERIALS ENGINEERING, CIP: 14.1801 Materials Engineering)

Completing the Material Science and Engineering BS Program

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Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer students must first apply to the university and meet the university transfer admission requirements. SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient. Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website. Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Transfer students who have completed an engineering science program at a community college or the first three years of a 3+2 program at a four-year college can typically expect to enter the third year of an engineering program at the University at Buffalo. Graduates of technology programs receive limited transfer credit and can expect three to four years of study at the university to complete the requirements.

Residency Requirement

Students seeking an undergraduate engineering degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must complete 30 undergraduate credit hours of junior/senior level courses required in their major at the University at Buffalo.

Prerequisite Courses

Please see the School of Engineering and Applied Science admissions policies listed above.

Required Courses

CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers I
CHE 108 General Chemistry for Engineers II
CHE 127 General Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory
CHE 128 General Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory II
EAS 199 UB Seminar
EAS 202 Engineering Impact on Society
EAS 230 Engineering Computing
EAS 360 STEM Communications
MDI 201 Introduction to Material Design & Informatics
MDI 210 Chemical Design of Materials
MDI 311 Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Materials
MDI 312 Multiscale Design of Materials
MDI 321 Quantitative Methods in Materials Characterization
MDI 322 Materials Characterization and Synthesis Lab
MDI 332 Foundations of Materials Thermodynamics and Structures
MDI 336 Kinetics, Defects, and Transport
MDI 404 Statistical Principles of Materials Informatics
MDI 440 Design and Function of Soft Matter
MDI 450 Machine Learning in Materials Design
MDI 471 Materials for a Regenerative Economy
MDI 493 Materials Design Laboratory I
MDI 494 Materials Design Laboratory II
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Intro Differential Equations
MTH 309 Introduction to Linear Algebra
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108 General Physics II
PHY 158 General Physics Laboratory
Four MDI Elective Courses (12 credits)
Two Technical Elective Courses (6 credits)

Approved MDI Elective Courses:

  • MDI 401 Special Topics
  • MDI 481 Thin Films, Surfaces, and Interfaces
  • MDI 483 Functional Materials
  • MDI 484 Computational Materials Design
  • MDI 485 Polymers, Colloids, Gels, and Active Matter

Approved Technical Elective Courses:

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Material Science and Engineering BS degree
Credits Required for Major104
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 20
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 124

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Jul 15, 2021 08:27:09