Materials Science and Engineering
An ABET Accredited Program for an industry with high demand
Does a career in digital electronics and materials technology or engineering interest you? Look to the ABET Accredited Materials Science and Engineering program at Alfred University. This challenging program will provide exposure to the concepts relating to multi-material and composite technologies, well as composite material interactions with living biological systems for students interested in the focus of biomedical materials science.
In addition to Alfred University’s physical education requirement and global perspective requirement and the School of Engineering general requirements, the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering are:
- CEMS 214 Structure and Properties of Materials
- CEMS 215 Microscopy and Microstructural Characterization
- CEMS 216 Bonding and Structure of Materials
- CEMS 235 Thermodynamics of Materials
- CEMS 237 Thermal Processes in Materials
- CEMS 251 Mechanics of Materials
- CEMS 314 Ceramic Processing Principles
- CEMS 322 Introduction to Glass Science
- CEMS 334 Introduction to Polymers
- CEMS 336 Physical Metallurgy I
- CEMS 342 Thermal and Mechanical Properties
- CEMS 344 Properties II: Electrical, Magnetic, and Optical
- CEMS 446 Composite Design and Fabrication
- CEMS 347 Spectroscopy
- CEMS 349 X-ray Characterization
- CHEM 105 General Chemistry I
- CHEM 106 General Chemistry II
- ENGR 101 Introduction to Engineering
- ENGR 102 Computer Aided Design
- ENGR 104 Computer Aided Engineering
- ENGR 110 Technical Communication
- ENGR 11x Exploration Labs (select 2, 1 credit each)
- ENGR 220 Circuit Theory I
- ENGR 305 Engineering Statistics
- ENGR 306 Engineering Economics
- ENGR 395 Engineering Design
- ENGR 480 Senior Capstone Project
- MATH 151 Calculus I
- MATH 152 Calculus II
- MATH 253 Calculus III
- MATH 271 Differential Equations
- PHYS 125 Physics I
- PHYS 126 Physics II
- Technical Electives
- Humanities, Social Science and Arts electives
For more information, please review the School of Engineering Curriculum by Semester Worksheets by degree program.
The BS degree program in Materials Science and Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
The minor in Materials Science and Engineering is ideal for students who want to learn more about materials science while majoring in chemistry, physics, mechanical engineering or renewable energy engineering.
- CEMS 214 Materials Structure and Properties
- CEMS 216 Materials Structure and Bonding
- CEMS 235 Thermodynamics of Materials (or CHEM 343 or MECH 320)
Elective Courses (Choose minimum of 6 credits from the following list)
- CEMS 203 Introduction of Ceramic Powder Processing
- CEMS 237 Thermal Processes in Materials
- CEMS 3xx Any regularly scheduled CEMS course at 300-level except CEMS 302
- CEMS 4xx Any regularly scheduled CEMS 400-level course except special topics and independent study
If you have varied interests in engineering but are unsure which you excel at or enjoy working with the most, consider exploring our Undecided Engineering pathway. The Inamori School of Engineering provides this option to students who are undecided as first-year students and allows them to discover the field of engineering that's the best fit for them.
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|Renewable Energy Engineering||30||44||42||35||15||N/A||N/A|
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What Will You Do?
Within the past few years, graduates have obtained jobs as:
- Process Development Engineer - Greatbatch Medical
- Data Analytics Engineer - FacilityConnX
- Project Engineer - Kaman Composites
- Lab Technician - Corning Incorporated
- NDT Technician - Pratt & Whitney Amercon
- Post Bachelor Research Assistant - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Program educational objectives (or PEOs) are broad statements that describe what we expect graduates of AU's materials science and engineering program to attain 3-5 years after graduation. PEOs are reviewed and revised regularly to ensure that the program educational objectives are relevant to the needs of today's employers.
Program Educational Objectives
During the first few years after graduation, graduates will:
- Be employed in materials-related industries and will continue to move into positions with both increased technical skill requirements and increased managerial responsibilities.
- Be engaged in continuing their education and lifelong learning in both technical and non-technical fields including graduate studies in Materials Science and Engineering, and other science and engineering majors; MBA programs; medical school; law school or short course/workshops applicable to growth within a chosen technical field.
- Become leaders in the development of their professions including professional society activities, conference presentations, scholarly publications, and student recruiting and mentoring.
Program Outcomes (Student Learning Outcomes)
Graduates of the Materials Science and Engineering program at Alfred University will have:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
- An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- An ability to communicate effectively.
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- A knowledge of contemporary issues.
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.