Make an appointment with the Materials Science and Engineering Academic Advisor

Marcie Leek
Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Advisor
Office: CME 304 
Email: marcie.leek@utah.edu

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is located in the 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.


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.

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