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.
Many scholarships are available for students in the Metallurgical Engineering BS program. To apply, complete a scholarship application and submit it to the Materials Science & Engineering department office (304 CME).
The detailed Program of Study is shown below. This must be used as a guideline to complete the degree requirements. Most courses have prerequisites that must be completed first. Also, many courses and all Metallurgical Engineering courses are only offered one semester per year; please plan carefully. The Program of Study is a roadmap to be used in planning your degree. It is necessary that students follow the Program of Study as closely as possible; any deviation must be arranged in advance with the Academic Advisor.
MET E Undergraduate Program of Study
MET E BS Undergraduate Student Handbook
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.
- American Institutions (AI)
- Writing (WR)
- Fine Arts (FF)
- Humanities (HF)
- Social/Behavioral Science (BF)
- Diversity (DV)
- International Requirement (IR)
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.
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.
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.
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): firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing Address (for paper transcript orders):
University of Utah Admissions Office
201 S. 1460 E, RM 250-S
Salt Lake City, UT
Phone number: (801) 581-8761
For information on how to transfer credit from Salt Lake Community College, please click here.
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.