Because metallurgical engineers are needed all over the world, graduates of our program experience a higher job placement percentage and larger starting salaries than they would in nearly any other undergraduate program.  Our program has world renowned faculty in their respective fields whose teaching expertise supports a creative learning environment. Undergraduate research positions are also available to help prepare students for their future careers.

We look forward to meeting and guiding students into successful careers as metallurgical engineers.

MET E Undergraduate Program of Study


 Program Curriculum Year 2019-2020

MET E BS Undergraduate Student Handbook


 METE Undergraduate Handbook Year 2019-2020

 

Major StatusGeneral EducationTechnical ElectivesEmphasis CoursesHonorsEngineering Entrepreneurship CertificateHow to Transfer Credits

Students majoring in Metallurgical Engineering are required to complete the following courses with a C- grade or better. Students are allowed to repeat required courses only once. In order to repeat a required course more than once, you must submit a petition to the department for the course to count towards your requirements.

  • MATH 1210 – Calculus I (4 credits)
  • MATH 1220 – Calculus II (4 credits)
  • MATH 2210 – Calculus III (3 credits)
  • MATH 2250 – Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (4 credits)
  • CHEM 1210 – General Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • CHEM 1215 – General Chemistry Lab I (1 credit)
  • CHEM 1220 – General Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • CHEM 1225 – General Chemistry Lab II (1 credit)
  • PHYS 2210 – Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (4 credits)
  • PHYS 2220 – Physics for Scientists and Engineering II (4 credits)
  • MSE 1800 – Contemporary Materials Science & Engineering (1 credit)
  • MSE 2001 – Programming for Materials Science & Engineering (1.5 credits)
  • MSE 2010 – Introduction to Materials Science & Engineering (4 credits)
  • MSE 1801 – Contemporary Materials Science & Engineering II (1 credit)

  • MSE 3061 – Transport Phenomena in Materials Science & Engineering (3 credits)
  • MET E 1630 – Introduction to Metallurgical Engineering I (3 credits)
  • MET E 2300 – Elements of Mechanics (2 credits)
  • MET E 3070 – Statistical Methods in Earth Sciences and Engineering (3 credits)
  • MET E 3610 – Metallurgical Thermodynamics I (3 credits)
  • MET E 3630 – Metallurgical Thermodynamics II (3credits)
  • MET E 5260 – Physical Metallurgy I (3 credits)
  • MET E 5450 – Mechanical Behavior of Metals (3 credits)
  • MET E 5670 – Mineral Processing I ( 3 credits)
  • MET E 5700 – Low Temperature Chemical Processing (3 credits)
  • MET E 5710 – High Temperature Chemical Processing (4 credits)
  • MET E 5760 – Process Design and Economics I (4 credits)
  • MET E 5780 – Metals Manufacturing Processes (3 credits)


Students must fulfill the University of Utah's General Education and Bachelor Degree requirements in addition to the MSE degree requirements to graduate.

General Education Requirements:

  • American Institutions (AI)
  • Writing (WR)
  • Fine Arts (FF)
  • Humanities (HF)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (BF)

Bachelor's Degree Requirements:

  • Diversity (DV)
  • International Requirement (IR)

Graduation Requirement Worksheet

If you have students that need to have a general education credit from another institution reviewed, please complete the College of Engineering General Education Exception Form.

  • CHEM 3070 – Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics (4 credits)
  • CH EN 4203 – Process Dynamics and Control (3 credits)
  • MATH 5750 – Topics in Applied Mathematics (3 credits)
  • MG EN 5020 – Surface Mining Methods (3 credits)
  • MG EN 5030 – Materials Handling (2 credits)
  • MG EN 5080 – Sustainable Resource Development (2 credits)
  • MG EN 5320 – Hydraulic Systems (3 credits)
  • PHYS 3740 – Introduction to Quantum Theory and Relativity (3 credits)
  • MET E 5055 – Microsystems Design and Characterization (3 credits)
  • MET E 5210 – Nuclear Materials: Processing, fabrication, use and disposal (3 credits)
  • MET E 5240 – Principles and Practice of Transmission Electron Microscopy (3 credits)
  • MET E 5270 – Powder Metallurgy (3 credits)
  • MET E 5280 – Magnetic Materials and Devices (3 credits)
  • MET E 5290 – Principles and Practice of Nanoscience and Technology (3 credits)
  • MET E 5300 – Alloy and Material Design (3 credits)
  • MET E 5600 – Corrosion Fundamentals and Minimization (3 credits)
  • MET E 5770 – Electrometallurgy (2 credits)
  • MET E 5800 – Special Topics in Metallurgy Engineering (.5 – 3 credits)

  • MET E 5830 – Senior Project (.5 – 3 credits)
  • MET E 5910 – Selected Topics (1-4 credits)
  • WRTG 3014 – Writing in the Sciences (3 credits)
  • MSE 3210 – Electronic Properties of Solids (3 credits)
  • MET E 3200 – Computational Methods in Metallurgical Engineering (3 credits)
  • MET E 5750 – Transport and Rate Phenomena (3 credits)
  • MSE 3310 – Introduction to Ceramics (3 credits)
  • MSE 3410 – Introduction to Polymers (3 credits)
  • GEO 3030 – Living with Earthquakes and Volcanoes (3 credits)
  • CHEM 3000 – Quantitative Analysis (4 credits)
  • CH EN 3603 – Mass Transfer and Separations (3 credits)
  • CH EN 3553 – Chemical Reaction Engineering (3 credits)
  • CH EN 3453 – Heat Transfer (3 credits)
  • MATH 5610 – Introduction to Numerical Analysis I (4 credits)
  • MET E 5460 – Advanced Characterization (3 credits)
  • MET E 5790 – Metal Failure Analysis (2 credits)
  • MET E 5050 – Non-Crystalline Solids (3 credits)
  • MET E 5250 – Principles and Practice of X-ray diffraction Analysis (2 credits)

*Courses required in the Emphasis Requirements can't be used to complete the Technical Electives.

Emphasis Programs:

Mineral/Particle Processing Emphasis

Required Courses

  • METE 5680 Mineral Processing II (3 credits)
  • METE 5765 Process Design & Economics II (3 credits)

Complete 3 Courses from the following:

  • METE 5020 Image Analysis
  • METE 5320 Materials Engineering and Environment (2 credits)
  • METE 5690 Process Engineering Statistics (2 credits)
  • CH EN 3353 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
  • GEO 3070 Mineralogy and Petrology for Engineers (2 credits)
  • MG EN 3010 Introduction to Mining (3 credits)


Biomedical Devices & Sensor Emphasis

Required Courses

  • METE 5230 Biomedical Devices and Sensors (3 credits)
  • METE 5600 Corrosion Fundamentals and Minimization (3 credits)
  • METE 5690 Process Engineering Statistics (2 credits)

Complete 2 Courses from the following:

  • METE 5320 Materials Engineering and Environment (2 credits)
  • METE 5770 Electrometallurgy (2 credits)
  • MSE 5040 Introduction to Modern Biomaterials (4 credits)
  • BIOEN 1020 Fundamentals of Bioengineering (3 credits)


Energy Conversion & Storage Emphasis

Required Courses

  • METE 5330 Energy Conversion Storage Materials (3 credits)

Complete 1 of the following:

  • METE 5770 Electrometallurgy (2 credits)
  • MSE 5074 Photovoltaic Materials & Solar Cells (3 credits)

Complete 3 of the following:

  • METE 5210 Nuclear Materials: Processing, Fabrication Use and Disposal (3 credits)
  • METE 5320 Materials Engineering and Environment (2 credits)
  • METE 5600 Corrosion Fundamentals and Minimization (3 credits)
  • METE 5690 Process Engineering Statistics (2 credits)
  • MSE 3210 Electronic Properties of Solids (3 credits)
  • NUCL 3000 Nuclear Principles in Engineering and Science
  • Text sub


Nuclear Emphasis

Required Courses

  • METE 5210 Nuclear Materials: Processing, Fabrication Use and Disposal (3 credits)
  • METE 5600 Corrosion Fundamentals and Minimization (3 credits)

Complete 1 Course from the following:

  • METE 5800 Nuclear Safeguards (3 credits)
  • NUCL 3000 Nuclear Principles in Engineering and Science (3 credits)

Complete 2 courses from the following:

  • METE 5050 Amorphous Materials (3 credits)
  • METE 5220 Molten Salt Engineering (2 credits)
  • METE 5690 Process Engineering Statistics (2 credits)
  • METE 5770 Electrometallurgy (2 credits)
  • ENVST 3368 Energy Choices for the 21st Century
  • NUCL 3200 Radiochemistry with Laboratory I


Physical Metallurgy Emphasis

Required Course:

  • METE 5460 Advanced Characterization (3 credits)

Complete 1 Course from the following:

  • METE 5270 Powder Metallurgy (3 credits)
  • METE 5300 Alloy and Materials Design (3 credits)

Complete 3 courses from the following:

  • METE 5020 Image Analysis (3 credits)
  • METE 5050 Amorphous Materials (3 credits)
  • METE 5230 Briomedical Devices & Sensors (3 credits)
  • METE 5250 X-ray diffraction (3 credits)
  • METE 5280 Magnetic Materials and Devices (3 credits)
  • METE 5320 Materials Engineering and Environment (2 credits)
  • METE 5330 Energy Conversion & Storage Materials (3 credits)
  • METE 5600 Corrosion Fundamentals and Minimization (3 credits)
  • METE 5690 Process Engineering Statistics (2 credits)
  • ME EN 2650 Manufacturing for Engineering Systems (3 credits)
  • MSE 3210 Electronic Properties of Solids (3 credits)


Chemical Processing Emphasis

Complete 1 course from the following:

  • METE 5765 Process Design and Economics II (3 credits)
  • METE 5690 Process Engineering Statistics (2 credits)

Complete 1 course from the following:

  • METE 5600 Corrosion Fundamentals and Minimization (3 credits)
  • METE 5770 Electrometallurgy (2 credits)

Complete 3 Courses from the following:

  • CHEM 2310 Organic Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • CHEM 3100 Inorganic Chemistry (5 credits)
  • CH EN 3353 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
  • METE 5210 Nuclear Materials: Processing, Fabrication Use and Disposal (3 credits)
  • METE 5220 Molten Salt Engineering (2 credits)
  • METE 5230 Biomedical Devices and Sensors
  • METE 5330 Energy Conservation & Storage


In order to be an Honors Student in Materials Science and Engineering, students must have been admitted to the University of Utah Honors College at admissions time. Students who are honors student need to work with the Academic Advisor to make sure they are taking the appropriate courses for their Honors Degree. For more information on the Honors College and the honor degree requirements click here.

Honors Thesis

Honors student must complete an Honors Thesis. Honors student are required to submit a completed Honors Thesis Proposal Form to the Honors College during the Junior Year. The proposal form must be signed by the Department Honors Advisor and the Senior Thesis Advisor.

Honors students are required to present their thesis work at the annual Undergraduate  Research Symposium at the University of Utah, which is in early April. The Honors College will contact the student about deadlines and requirements.

Honors students are also required to publish their thesis abstract in the University of Utah Undergraduate Research Abstract Journal. This is due mid-March of the senior year. The Honors College will contact the student for formatting guidelines and deadlines.

Honors students are strongly encouraged to publish in other peer reviewed journals based on their research interest.

The Honors Thesis is due to The Honors College on the last day of classes, which is the department deadline for all Senior Design Projects. The honors thesis must be signed by the Senior Thesis Advisor, the Departmental Honors Advisor, Senior Thesis Advisor, and the Department Chair before it is submitted to The Honors College for the Dean of The Honors College signature. Check with The Honors College for number of copies required. Materials Science and Engineering will accept The Honors College formatting of the thesis for submission to complete the department requirements.

In partnership with the David Eccles School of Business, the Engineering Entrepreneurship Certificate offers engineering students the opportunity for hands-on innovation experience as well as a strong foundation in the business aspects of technology. The program is intended for students who want to start their own company as well as for those interested in the complexities of the dynamic business world in which we live. Our aim is to provide the educational background to thrive in small and large business environments, convey technical information in business terms and understand business viability of engineering solutions. All engineering students interested in understanding the complexities of the dynamic business world in which we live are invited to apply. For more information, click here.

MSE Transfer Articulation Guide 

Transfer credit will not automatically transfer to the University of Utah. Students must request that an official transcript be sent to the University of Utah – Office of Admission.

Please ensure that your transcripts are sent to the Admission Office, not the Department of Materiel Science & Engineering. The Admissions Office processes all credit transfers. For the purpose of sending your official transcripts to the University of Utah, if you have any questions about the process, or to determine if your transcripts have been received, please see the contact information below.

Email (for online transcripts orders): admisstranscripts@sa.utah.edu

Mailing Address (for paper transcript orders):

University of Utah Admissions Office
201 S. 1460 E, RM 250-S
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-9057

Phone number: (801) 581-8761

For information on how to transfer credit from Salt Lake Community College, please click here.


Transferology

Students wanting to see how specific classes will transfer to the University of Utah should use the tool Transferology. To log into Transferology, please click here.