Bachelor of Science as Recommended by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (Course 3-A)
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Bachelor of Science as Recommended by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Students must submit a plan of study (the Course 3-A Program Proposal, available from the DMSE Academic Office) no later than the beginning of their junior year.
General Institute Requirements (GIRs)
The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below.
|Summary of Subject Requirements||Subjects|
|Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.||8|
|Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [can be satisfied by 18.03 and 3.020, 3.021, or 3.046 in the Departmental Program]||2|
|Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be satisfied by 3.010 in the Departmental Program]||1|
|Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree||17|
|Physical Education Requirement|
|Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points.|
Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.
|18.03||Differential Equations 1||12|
|3.010||Structure of Materials (partial CI-M)||12|
|3.019||Introduction to Symbolic and Mathematical Computing||3|
|3.020||Thermodynamics of Materials (partial CI-M)||12|
|Select three of the following subjects:||30-36|
|Mechanics of Materials|
|Synthesis and Design of Materials|
|Mathematics and Computational Thinking for Materials Scientists and Engineers I|
|Microstructural Evolution in Materials|
|Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Materials|
|Mathematics and Computational Thinking for Materials Scientists and Engineers II|
|Materials Project Laboratory (CI-M)|
|Select 36 units from the list of Restricted Electives in Course 3/3-A||36|
|Select 66 units from a proposal of study approved by the department 2||66|
|Units in Major||171-177|
|Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs||(36)|
|Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree||183-189|
The units for any subject that counts as one of the 17 GIR subjects cannot also be counted as units required beyond the GIRs.
18.032 Differential Equations, CC.1803 Differential Equations, or ES.1803 Differential Equations are also acceptable options.
Students must develop a program of elective subjects totaling 66 units appropriate to their stated goals in their Course 3-A Program Proposal as approved by the DMSE Undergraduate Committee.
|3.004||Principles of Engineering Practice||12|
|3.017||Modelling, Problem Solving, Computing, and Visualization||12|
|3.021||Introduction to Modeling and Simulation||12|
|3.046||Advanced Thermodynamics of Materials||12|
|3.052||Nanomechanics of Materials and Biomaterials||12|
|3.053[J]||Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Biomechanics||12|
|3.054||Cellular Solids: Structure, Properties, Applications||12|
|3.055[J]||Biomaterials Science and Engineering||12|
|3.056[J]||Materials Physics of Neural Interfaces||12|
|3.07||Introduction to Ceramics||12|
|3.074||Imaging of Materials||12|
|3.080||Strategic Materials Selection||12|
|3.081||Industrial Ecology of Materials||12|
|3.086||Innovation and Commercialization of Materials Technology||12|
|3.087||Materials, Societal Impact, and Social Innovation||12|
|3.15||Electrical, Optical, and Magnetic Materials and Devices||12|
|3.154[J]||Materials Performance in Extreme Environments||12|
|3.155[J]||Micro/Nano Processing Technology (CI-M)||12|
|3.156||Photonic Materials and Devices||12|
|3.16||Industrial Challenges in Metallic Materials Selection||12|
|3.171||Structural Materials and Manufacturing||12|
|3.18||Materials Science and Engineering of Clean Energy||12|
|3.19||Sustainable Chemical Metallurgy||12|
Communication-Intensive Subjects in the Major
|Required subjects (see degree chart above):|
|Structure of Materials|
and Thermodynamics of Materials (CI-M) 1
|Choose one of the following as the second CI-M subject: 2||9-15|
|The Product Engineering Process|
|Measurement and Instrumentation|
|Materials Project Laboratory|
|Micro/Nano Processing Technology|
|Applied Molecular Biology Laboratory|
|Chemical Engineering Projects Laboratory|
|Chemical-Biological Engineering Laboratory|
|Biological Engineering Projects Laboratory|
|Polymer Science Laboratory|
The combination of 3.010 and 3.020 is equivalent to one communication-intensive subject (CI-M) in fulfillment of the Communication Requirement.
Subjects listed, except 3.042 and 3.155[J], have prerequisites that are outside the program.
Examples of a 3-A Program
Examples of 3-A programs may be obtained from the DMSE Academic Office, Room 6-107, 617-258-5816.
A student planning a career in medicine might select the following subjects, which may be integrated into the 66 units from a proposal of study approved by the department specified above, in order to satisfy the medical school requirements recommended by Career Advising and Professional Development.
|7.002||Fundamentals of Experimental Molecular Biology||6|
|5.12||Organic Chemistry I||12|
|5.13||Organic Chemistry II||12|