Materials Engineering - ABM

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Curriculum for Materials Engineering 

The Materials Engineering Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program (ABM) provides an opportunity for highly motivated undergraduate students to gain a depth of understanding and experience of materials engineering beyond that of typical bachelor's level graduates. The Bachelor of Materials Engineering undergraduate major can lead to a Master of Science in Materials Engineering (thesis or non-thesis) in the ABM track. Please see the Materials Engineering website for additional information.

Below is a chart of all the approved courses that can be taken in the ABM program and what course that replaces at the undergraduate level.

CodeTitleHours
MATL 6200Materials Characterization (Replaces MATL 5200 Materials Characterization)2
MATL 6201Materials Characterization Laboratory (Replaces MATL 5201 Materials Characterization Laboratory)1
MATL 6400Physics of Solids (Replaces MATL 5400 Physics of Solids)3
MATL 6500Numerical Simulation of Materials Processing (MATL 5500 Numerical Simulation of Materials Processing)3

Junior/Senior Year for Students in ABM Program - Materials Engineering

Courses marked with an asterisk are those used by students enrolled in the ABM program to meet nine undergraduate hours during their junior and senior year and nine graduate hours to be used toward their graduate degree.

Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
MATH 2660 Topics in Linear Algebra3ENGR 2200 Introduction To Thermodynamics, Fluids And Heat Transfer3
PHIL 1020 Introduction to Ethics3MECH 2220 Computer-Aided Engineering3
MATL 3100 Engineering Materials - Metals3MATL 3200 Engineering Materials Polymers3
MATL 3101 Metallography Laboratory1MATL 3201 Polymer and Composites Laboratory1
*MATL 6200 Materials Characterization2MATL 3300 Engineering Materials - Ceramics3
*MATL 6201 Materials Characterization Laboratory1Technical Elective II3
Technical Elective I3 
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Literature3Core Fine Arts3
MATL 4100 Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials3Core Social Science3
MATL 4500 Materials Properties and Selection4MATL 4980 Senior Design Project3
*MATL 6400 Physics of Solids3*MATL 6500 Numerical Simulation of Materials Processing3
Technical Elective III3UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed0

Accelerated Master of Science in Materials Engineering Curriculum Model (non-thesis)

Fifth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
MATL 6100 Thermodynamics of Materials Systems3MATL 6300 Phase Transformations in Material Processing3
MATL 6xxx-7xxx3MATL 7050 Deformation and Failure of Engineering Materials3
6xxx-7xxx Electives66xxx-7xxx Electives3
 MATL 7980 Master Materials Engineering Project3
 12 12
Total Hours: 24