B.S. in Materials Engineering Curriculum

Materials Engineering Option Curriculum

Courses

Units

Freshman Year

1st Quarter

Chemistry and Biochemistry 20A – Chemical Structure1

4

English Composition 3 – English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language

5

Materials Science and Engineering 10 – Freshman Seminar: New Materials2

1

Mathematics 31A – Differential and Integral Calculus1

4

2nd Quarter

Chemistry and Biochemistry 20B/20L – Chemical Energetics and Change/General Chemistry Laboratory1

7

Mathematics 31B – Integration and Infinite Series1

4

Physics 1A – Mechanics1

5

3rd Quarter

Materials Science and Engineering 104 – Science of Engineering Materials2

4

Mathematics 32A – Calculus of Several Variables1

4

Physics 1B – Oscillations, Waves, Electric and Magnetic Fields1

5

Sophomore Year

1st Quarter

Materials Science and Engineering 110/110L – Introduction to Materials Characterization A/Laboratory2

6

Mathematics 32B – Calculus of Several Variables1

4

Physics 1C – Electrodynamics, Optics, and Special Relativity1

5

2nd Quarter

Materials Science and Engineering 90L – Physical Measurement in Materials Engineering2

2

Materials Science and Engineering 150 – Introduction to Polymers2

4

Mathematics 33A – Linear Algebra and Applications1

4

UCLA Samueli GE Elective3

5

3rd Quarter

Civil and Environmental Engineering M20 (Intro to Computer Programming with MATLAB) or Computer Science 31 (Intro to Computer Science I)2

4

Electrical and Computer Engineering 100 – Electrical and Electronic Circuits2

4

Mathematics 33B (Differential Equations) or Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 82 (Mathematics of Engineering)1

4

Technical Breadth Course3

4

Junior Year

1st Quarter

Materials Engineering Laboratory Course2

2

Materials Science and Engineering 130 – Phase Relations in Solids2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 101 – Statics and Strength of Materials2

4

Technical Breadth Course3

4

2nd Quarter

Materials Science and Engineering 131/131L – Diffusion and DiffusionControlled Reactions/Laboratory2

6

Materials Science and Engineering 143A – Mechanical Behavior of Materials2

4

UCLA Samueli GE Elective3

5

3rd Quarter

Civil and Environmental Engineering 108 – Introduction to Mechanics of Deformable Solids2

4

Materials Science and Engineering 132 – Structures and Properties of Metallic Alloys2

4

Materials Engineering Laboratory Course2

2

UCLA Samueli GE Elective3

5

Senior Year

1st Quarter

Materials Engineering Elective2, 4

4

Materials Science and Engineering 160 – Introduction to Ceramics and Glasses2

4

UCLA Samueli Ethics Course

4

Upper-Division Mathematics Course1, 5

4

2nd Quarter

Materials Engineering Elective2,4

4

Materials Science and Engineering 120 – Physics of Materials2

4

Materials Science and Engineering 140A – Materials Selection and Engineering Design A2

3

UCLA Samueli GE Elective3

5

3rd Quarter

Materials Science and Engineering 140B – Materials Selection and Engineering Design B2

3

Materials Engineering Elective2

4

Technical Breadth Course3

4

UCLA Samueli GE Elective3

4

TOTAL

180


  1. Counts as Mathematics and Basic Sciences for ABET, total units Mathematics and Basic Sciences = 54.
  2. Counts as Engineering Concepts for ABET, total units Engineering Concepts = 81.
  3. Students should contact the Office of Academic and Student Affairs for approved lists in the categories of technical breadth and GE (see pages 22 and 23 for details).
  4. See counselor in 6426 Boelter Hall for details.
  5. See page 103 for list of approved mathematics courses.