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University of Pittsburgh    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
  May 26, 2024
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Materials Science and Engineering

The following areas of concentration are available for Materials Science and Engineering students:

Ferrous Physical Metallurgy Concentration  

Materials Science and Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum

The undergraduate program is designed to give the student a basic understanding of the structure and properties of materials, the principles underlying the processing of materials, and the concepts of engineering design and problem solving. Both theory and practice are emphasized. Laboratory experiences are integrated into the curriculum, and a variety of professional and engineering science electives are available. When desirable, specialized programs can be arranged for the students with well-defined interests and goals. Students are prepared to accept positions in production, research, and management, in both the basic materials and advanced or high-tech materials industries. This versatile education is a strong preparation for graduate work in metallurgy and materials and other related fields.

The major objectives of the materials science and engineering program are to

  • Demonstrate successful application of materials science and engineering knowledge and skills for industry, public sector organizations, or their profession.
  • Pursue life-long learning through advanced professional degrees, graduate studies in materials science or another engineering discipline, professional training or engineering certification.

  • Demonstrate professional and intellectual growth as leaders in their profession and/or community.

Credits: 16

Credits: 18

Credits: 15

Credits: 14

Credits: 16

Eighth Term

Credits: 15

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