Materials Science + Engineering Major

Engineer your future here

The Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering (MS+E) is a major that is STEM-focused and rigorously structured. Students develop a strong foundation in mathematics, and apply fundamental concepts they develop in the sciences. That's important because the major emphasizes science more strongly than "traditional" engineering disciplines. As with all engineering degrees, design is central to the major.

Comprehensive Materials Science and Engineering Major

92 credits in 128-credit degree/no minor required

This major requires a significant increase over the 62 credits required in the materials science degree. These additional technical credits provide students with broad and rigorous exposure to the engineering curriculum. This curriculum approach allows the program to be accredited by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. Many employers require their engineers to have an ABET-accredited degree. Additionally, to work as a licensed engineer, one must have an ABET-accredited degree.

Suggested first year curriculum
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Precalculus or Calculus I
  • General Chemistry I
  • University writing requirement—depends on placement exam score
  • A Materials World: Intro to MS+E
  • University Physics I
  • Calculus II
  • General Chemistry II
Curriculum details and documents
MSE 372

Materials Science & Engineering students learn real-world software skills in new course

MSE 372, a newly developed course in Materials Science & Engineering, introduces industrial software packages to students to solve complex problems in materials processing

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Gavriel Deprenger-Gottfried works with the 3-D printer, one of the many state-of-the-art instruments found in UW-Eau Claire's Materials Science Center.

The 'engineering of stuff' comes to UW-Eau Claire

To help students compete in the ever-growing science and technology industry, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire announces a new degree program in materials science and engineering beginning in the fall 2016.

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