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Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018

Materials Engineering


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The sample curriculum shown below, which results in the B.S. degree in Materials Engineering, requires a minimum of 128 credit hours and completion of the required elective courses that follow.

First Year


Fall


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4

Second Year


Third Year


Summer Arch*


*For students who have applied for and been granted an exception, the Summer Arch courses would be taken during the fall semester. For listing of the exception process go to: http://info.rpi.edu/arch/students/#ExceptionProcess.

  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • MTLE XXXX Skills in Materials Engineering Credit Hours: 1
  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


*If following the B.S. in Materials Engineering curriculum, students must select the spring term as their “on-campus” semester.

  • Professional Development II  Credit Hours: 2
    (See footnotes 2 and 5 below) 
  • Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective I Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 6 below)

Fourth Year


Fall


  • Materials Elective I Credit Hours: 3
    (See footnote 7 below)
  • Free Elective II Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 6 below)

Spring


  • Materials Elective II Credit Hours: 3
    (see footnote 7 below)
  • Free Elective III Credit Hours: 4
    (see footnote 6 below)

Electives


The courses in the Materials Electives list may be substituted with any MTLE 4000- or 6000-level course. In order to take a 6000-level course, students may be required to obtain formal approval from the Office of Graduate Education, as specified in the course catalog. The free electives must total at least 12 credits.

Note this checklist is to be used as a guide to developing the registration plan for Materials Science & Engineering students.  It is not a replacement for the Rensselaer Course Catalog.

Restricted Electives (4 credits each)


Footnotes


  1. May be replaced by ENGR 1300 or another engineering exploration course.
  2. May be taken either semester
  3. May be replaced by ENGR 1400.
  4. Only offered during Summer Session 3 (second 6-week term).
  5. This course will be fulfilled from a list that is published at the start of each semester.
  6. Free electives must total at least 12 credits.
  7. The courses in the Materials Electives list may be substituted with any MTLE 4000- or 6000-level course. In order to take a 6000-level course, students may be required to obtain formal approval from the Office of Graduate Education, as specified in the course catalog.
  8. BMED 2540 is available to MTLE/BMED dual majors only.

 

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