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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

College of Engineering & Applied Science

Materials Engineering


In today‰s world there is a constant demand for new materials of superior quality or with particular combinations of properties. It is the task of the materials engineer to use chemical and physical processes to provide new materials, more useful and valuable products, and improvements in the properties of existing materials on a cost-effective basis.

Materials engineering, like other branches of engineering, is based on mathematics, physics, and chemistry.

Necessarily, the engineer must work with every type of material, whether it be metal, glass, plastic, or naturally occurring rock or wood; and electrical conductors, semiconductors, or insulators, transparent or otherwise. The variety of available materials is as wide as the applications; to use them to good effect, the engineer must understand the nature of the substances which might be used for a particular purpose and the chemical and physical processes which are involved in their production.

Being in a central position in the development and design of new products, the materials engineer has excellent and varied career opportunities, extending from fundamental research through primary production processes and subsequent manufacturing to quality control and failure analysis.

Mission Statement: The Materials Department is committed to provide comprehensive undergraduate and graduate education in Materials Engineering, outstanding research, and service to our students, College, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the community, as well as to active participation in professional societies.

Program Educational Objectives: The educational objectives of the undergraduate Materials Engineering Program are:

  1. Graduates have successful careers in materials engineering and/or related fields, including graduate education.
  2. Graduates utilize their materials engineering knowledge to address contemporary issues for society.
  3. Graduates apply their knowledge of materials engineering to problem solving and projects in their chosen field of employment.

Accreditation: The materials engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, (410) 347-7700.

Materials Minor. The Materials minor is directed toward students who want to strengthen their background in materials engineering. The 18-credit minor requires MATLENG 330, 402, and 451. Choose any three additional courses from the following list: MATLENG 380, 410, 411, 421, 431, 442, 455, 461, 465, 471, and 481. More information on the minor may be obtained from the Materials Department, (414) 229-5181.

MATERIALS ENGINEERING CURRICULUM

The minimum number of credits required to complete the Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a major in materials engineering is 124. Students who need background preparation courses in math, English, foreign language, and chemistry may need additional credits.

Engineering Core Courses: 24 credits

     

EAS 100

CEAS Freshman Orientation or It’s a Material World (recommended only)

1

EAS 200

Professional Seminar

1

IND ENG 467

Introductory Statistics for Physical Sciences and Engineering Students

3

COMP SCI 151/201

Introduction to Scientific Programming or Introductory Computer Programming

3

CIV ENG 201

Statics

3

CIV ENG 202

Dynamics

3

CIV ENG 303

Strength of Materials

4

MATLENG 201

Engineering Materials

4

ELECENG 301

Electrical Circuits I

3

Materials Engineering Major: 28 credits

     

MATLENG 330

Materials and Processes in Manufacturing

3

MATLENG 402

Physical Metallurgy

3

MATLENG 410

Mechanical Behavior of Materials

3

MATLENG 411

Materials Laboratory

3

MATLENG 442

Thermodynamics of Materials

3

MATLENG 443

Transport and Kinetics in Materials Processing

3

MATLENG 452

Ceramic Materials

3

MATLENG 453

Polymeric Materials

3

MATLENG 490

Senior Design Projects

4

Mathematics Requirement: 14-16 credits1

One of the following Calculus sequences must be completed:

MATH 231-232-233
MATH 221-222 (Honors)
and
ELECENG 234 (Analytical Methods in Engineering)

Chemistry Requirement: 5-10 credits1

One of the following sequences must be completed:

CHEM 105 (Suggested)
or
CHEM 102-104

Physics Requirement: 10 credits

PHYSICS 209 + 214
PHYSICS 210 + 215

GER Distribution Requirement: 15 credits

Arts

3 credits

Humanities

6 credits

Social Science

6 credits

   

One of the arts, humanities, or social science courses selected must also meet the UWM cultural diversity requirement.

Free Electives: 4 credits

English Composition Requirement: 0-6 credits1

The English Composition requirement is satisfied by:

  1. Earning a satisfactory score on the English placement test, or
  2. Earning a grade of C or higher in ENGLISH 102.

Foreign Language Requirement: 0-8 credits (for students starting fall 1999 or later)

The foreign language requirement can be completed with one of these options:

  • Two years of a single foreign language in high school;
  • Two semesters of a single foreign language in college; or
  • Demonstrate ability by examination.

1 Placement Examinations. Once admitted to UWM, most engineering students are required to take placement examinations in mathematics, english, and chemistry. Students with previous college-level credits in these areas may not be required to take placement exams. The placement exams are administered by the UWM Testing Center, Mellencamp Hall, Room B28, (414) 229-4689. The results of these tests help students determine the appropriate course in which to register. Background prerequisite courses may be required in addition to the courses listed above. Possible math placements for engineering students are MATH 090, 095, 105, 225, 116, 117, 231, or 221. Possible english placements are ENGLISH 090, 095, 101 or 102. Possible chemistry placements are CHEM 100, 102, or 105.

Technical Electives–– Materials Engineering Major. 24 credits of technical electives are to be selected from the following lists. At least 18 of the Technical Electives credits must be from Groups A1 and A2 as outlined below:

Group A1 Technical Electives (Structure): Select at least 3 courses:

     

MATLENG 380

Engineering Basics for Materials

1

MATLENG 461

Environmental Degradation of Materials

3

MATLENG 465/MECHENG 465

Friction and Wear

3

MATLENG 481

Electronic Materials

3

MATLENG 483

Materials for Energy Systems

3

MATLENG 485

Introduction to Biomaterials

3

MATLENG 511

Advanced Materials Characterization

3

Group A2 Technical Electives (Processing): Select at least 2 courses:

     

MATLENG 421

Metal Casting Engineering

3

MATLENG 431

Welding Engineering

3

MATLENG 455

Engineering Opposites

3

MATLENG 460

Nanomaterials and Nonmanufacturing

3

MATLENG 471

Engineering Composites

3

Group B Technical Electives: Select no more than 6 credits:

     

CHEM 104

General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis

5

CHEM 223

Elementary Quantitative Analysis

4

CHEM 341

Introductory Survey of Organic Chemistry

3

CIV ENG 401

Intermediate Strength of Materials

3

CIV ENG 431

Materials for Construction

3

CIV ENG 466

Mechanics of Composite Materials

3

CIV ENG 502

Experimental Stress Analysis

3

EAS 001

Co-op Work Period1

3

ENGLISH 206

Technical Writing

3

IND ENG 111

Introduction to Engineering

3

IND ENG 112

Engineering Drawing & Computer Aided Design/Drafting

3

IND ENG 360

Engineering Economic Analysis

3

MATH 413

Introduction to Numerical Analysis

3

MATLENG 699

Independent Study

3

MECHENG 110

Engineering Fundamentals I

4

MECHENG 111

Engineering Fundamentals II

4

MECHENG 301

Basic Engineering Thermodynamics

3

MECHENG 320

Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

3

1 Students who earn 3 or more credits of Co-op may use 3 of those credits as approved technical electives.



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