Materials Science and Engineering Academic Programs

In today’s world there is a constant demand for new materials of superior quality or with particular combinations of properties. Materials Engineers must use chemical and physical processes to provide new materials, more useful and valuable products, and improve the properties of existing materials.

Core Engineering Courses

  • Engineering Orientation
  • Professional Seminar
  • Introduction to Scientific Programming
  • Engineering Materials
  • Strength of Materials
  • Introductory Statistics
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Analytical Methods in Engineering

Materials Courses

  • Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing
  • Materials and Processes in Manufacturing
  • Senior Design Projects
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Mechanical Behaviors of Materials
  • Materials Laboratory
  • Thermodynamics of Materials
  • Ceramic Materials
  • Polymeric Materials

Technical Electives

Students can select technical electives courses based on their particular area(s) of interests and choose from courses that cover topics such as:

  • Welding Engineering
  • Metal Casting Engineering
  • Engineering Composites
  • Electronic Materials
  • Environmental Degradation of Materials
  • Friction and Wear
  • Materials for Energy Systems
  • Introduction to Biomaterials

Materials Engineering Minor

Students in other majors that want to develop strength and background in materials engineering can complete an 18-credit materials engineering minor.

Math and Science

Students will take the following courses:

  • Calculus I, II, and III
  • Calculus-Based Physics I and II
  • Chemistry for Engineering

General Education Requirements

All UWM students are responsible for completing General Education Requirements in arts, humanities, and social sciences, as well as competency requirements in English and a foreign language.