Materials Science and Engineering (Course 3)

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering

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
Science Requirement 6
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 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.

Departmental Program

Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.

Required SubjectsUnits
18.03Differential Equations 112
3.010Structure of Materials (partial CI-M)12
3.013Mechanics of Materials12
3.019Introduction to Symbolic and Mathematical Computing3
3.020Thermodynamics of Materials (partial CI-M)12
3.023Synthesis and Design of Materials12
3.030Microstructural Evolution in Materials12
3.033Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Materials12
3.042Materials Project Laboratory (CI-M)12
3.044Materials Processing12
Select 18 units from the following:18
Engineering Computation and Data Science
Numerical Computation for Mechanical Engineers
Introduction to Modeling and Simulation 2
Mathematics and Computational Thinking for Materials Scientists and Engineers I
Mathematics and Computational Thinking for Materials Scientists and Engineers II
Introduction to Computer Science Programming in Python
Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science
Select one of the following:9-12
Internship Program
and Internship Program
Undergraduate Thesis
Restricted Electives
Select 36 units from the list of Restricted Electives 236
Units in Major174-177
Unrestricted Electives48
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(36)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree186-189

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 EquationsCC.1803 Differential Equations, and ES.1803 Differential Equations are also acceptable options.


 Substitution of similar subjects may be permitted by petition.

Restricted Electives

3.004Principles of Engineering Practice12
3.017Modelling, Problem Solving, Computing, and Visualization12
3.021Introduction to Modeling and Simulation12
3.046Advanced Thermodynamics of Materials12
3.052Nanomechanics of Materials and Biomaterials12
3.053[J]Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Biomechanics12
3.054Cellular Solids: Structure, Properties, Applications12
3.055[J]Biomaterials Science and Engineering12
3.056[J]Materials Physics of Neural Interfaces12
3.063Polymer Physics12
3.064Polymer Engineering12
3.07Introduction to Ceramics12
3.071Amorphous Materials12
3.074Imaging of Materials12
3.080Strategic Materials Selection12
3.081Industrial Ecology of Materials12
3.086Innovation and Commercialization of Materials Technology12
3.087Materials, Societal Impact, and Social Innovation12
3.088The Social Life of Materials12
3.14Physical Metallurgy12
3.15Electrical, Optical, and Magnetic Materials and Devices12
3.152Magnetic Materials12
3.154[J]Materials Performance in Extreme Environments12
3.155[J]Micro/Nano Processing Technology (CI-M)12
3.156Photonic Materials and Devices12
3.16Industrial Challenges in Metallic Materials Selection12
3.17Principles of Manufacturing12
3.171Structural Materials and Manufacturing12
3.18Materials Science and Engineering of Clean Energy12
3.19Sustainable Chemical Metallurgy12