The first two years of the degree program are focused on developing a strong foundation in chemistry, physics and mathematics. As sophomores, students learn the basic principles of the atomic and microscopic structure and properties of various materials.
Advanced courses for upperclassmen include topics such as the following:
All materials science engineering students are required to complete two capstone courses during the senior year.
Students must also take the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination administered by the Nevada Board of Professional Engineers. The FE exam is generally taken during the spring of your senior year. Register for ENGR 490 in order to have the exam recorded on your transcript.
In addition to a general B.S. in materials science and engineering, you have the option to choose an area of emphasis for your degree. Two emphases are available, and you can see detailed major requirements and eligible electives for each emphasis by visiting the course catalog.
You can view the recommended sequence of courses for your emphasis on the Course Catalog. Please note that requirements and course offerings may change, and you should consult your advisor to ensure your course schedule meets your individual needs.