Make an appointment with the Materials Science and Engineering Academic Advisor


Brenda Wicks

Academic Advisor
Phone: 1-801-581-6864
Office: 304 CME
Book Appointment


The Department of Materials Science and Engineering:
Civil and Materials Engineering (CME) building
122 S. Central Campus Drive, #304
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0063.

Please click here for directions. The advising office is in room 304 and can be reached by taking the elevator up to the third floor. There is visitor parking in front of the Union, which is near CME.

For an advisor to speak about or release student information via email or on the phone, a student must have e-signed the FERPA Consent to Release Form. This form can be found on CIS -> Financial Aid -> FERPA Consent to Release. Be sure to check the box for Academic Advising. If you are looking for advice through email, be sure to include your FERPA PIN in your original email. On the phone, please have it handy. That is how we can be sure it is you.

Materials Scientist apply the principles of physics and chemistry to engineering problems, designing and developing new materials. They are continually engaged in developing new materials or upgrading the use of basic materials that will fit within the highly technological world in which we live in. Building on past research the future of developing new materials is a challenge and opportunity given to every new material scientist and engineer. 

Any student may be admitted to pre-major status in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) by requesting Pre-MSE on their application for admission or applying through the MSE Academic Advisor. Students must meet with the MSE Academic Advisor to gain major status. Major status requires students to complete the prerequisite courses with a “C” or better and a minimum 2.3 GPA. Courses required for this major may only be taken twice.

Metallurgical Engineering is currently an open major under the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Students are required to meet with the MSE Department advisor; however, before formally declaring the major. There is no GPA to maintain major status, but only grades earned of C- or higher will count against requirements.

Students who need a permission code to register for a MSE & MET E course, must complete the MSE & MET E Permission Code Request form. Permission codes will be sent within five business days from the time the request was received.