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1 College of Engineering Spring 2013 Materials Science & Engineering Info & Advising Session

2 College of Engineering Changing into a degree granting engineering major ENGE 1024 (C- or better) CHEM 1035 CHEM 1045 ENGL 1105 MATH 1114 MATH 1205 ENGE 1114/1104* (C- or better) ENGL 1106 MATH 1224 MATH 1206 PHYS 2305 CHEM 1036 & CHEM 1046 for CHE Only CS 1114 or 1124 for CS only Overall GPA: Competitive 2 * CPE and EE require ENGE 1104. AE, ME, and OE require ENGE 1114. All other majors will accept either class. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 overall Virginia Tech GPA. Applicants with a minimum 3.0 overall Virginia Tech GPA are guaranteed their first choice major. Applicants below a 3.0 overall Virginia Tech GPA will be rank ordered according to GPA and placed in their first, second, or third choice based on space availability. Construction Engineering and Management requires students to complete a separate application process (only available in February) and students with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA are not guaranteed admission to this department.

3 College of Engineering Change of Major Application Dates Applications for changing into the College of Engineering or within the College of Engineering will only be accepted during the below time intervals: End of Spring Semester Opens: May 20, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. Closes: May 31, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. Summer Opens: August 1, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. Closes: August 28, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. End of Fall Semester Opens: December 23, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. Closes: January 23, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. You must complete all the requirements to enter a degree granting major. 3

4 College of Engineering What is Materials Science and Engineering? Exploring and understanding the spectrum of various materials: metals, ceramics, polymers (plastics), semiconductors, microelectronics, biomaterials and combinations of materials called composites. The goal of materials science is to enable the scientist and engineer to design, select, and use materials for specific applications and to develop new materials for future applications. 4

5 College of Engineering What is Materials Science and Engineering? Investigate the relationships that exist between structure and properties of materials. Design or engineer the structure of a material to produce a desired set of properties. Classes of materials include: metals, ceramics, polymers (plastics), semiconductors, biomaterials and combinations of materials called composites. Properties of interest include: mechanical, electrical, thermal, magnetic, optical and corrosion. Most fields of work or study have a bit of MSE in them, so MSE’s work closely with engineers from all other disciplines. 5

6 College of Engineering What do MSE students do? They.... Design and invent new materials for emerging applications Develop new processes for manufacturing materials Relate structure and properties to processing methods Work on teams to invent the future Develop their ideas from the nanoscale up! They research, publish, travel, study abroad And so much more… 6 VT MSE students visiting Savannah National Lab., Aiken, SC.

7 College of Engineering MSE lets your interests define you. 7 Materials Science & Engineering Ceramics / Glasses Polymers Metals Electronic / Optical Materials Composites Bio-Materials Mechanics Manufacturing & Processing Physics Organic Chemistry Material Selection & Structural Design (Mechanical Engineering) (Electrical Engineering) (Chemical Engineering) ( Engineering Science and Mechanics ) (Industrial Engineering) (Civil Engineering) (Geology) Building Materials (Chemistry) (Aerospace Engineering)

8 College of Engineering What is the curriculum like?.... what will I study? Key words … Balance & Choice Material forms (metals, ceramics, polymers, E&O materials, composites) The Science (why) AND The Engineering (how) 15 credits of technical electives with several options Integrated Communications Program Lots of hands-on experience (labs) 8

9 College of Engineering MSE Curriculum Strongly advise that students follow the checksheet ( Several MSE courses are Fall / Spring only MSE Communications & Professional Development Technical Electives, 15 credit hours required Senior Project Study Abroad Opportunities Honors Degree Options Accelerated Degree, 5 year Masters option 9

10 College of Engineering Materials Engineering Professional Societies  ASM International  The Materials Society  American Ceramic Society  Materials Research Society  American Foundry Society 10 Car (future truck) pull Duct Tape an MSE to the wall. MEPS wins VT-COE e-week in 2004, 2005, 2006, & 2008!

11 College of Engineering Are scholarships available? 11 YES! On average MSE awards between $25,000 - $30,000 in scholarships each year. Additional scholarships opportunities to students interested in metal castings

12 College of Engineering What about jobs / life after graduation? Full time employment is typically available for qualified students or go on to Grad School. Employment: High placement rate Placement in companies like: BAE Systems (Manassas), Michelin, Cherry Point Naval Air Station, Micron Technologies, Tosom SMD, Transgenex Nanobiotech, Timken Graduate School: VT-MSE students successful and highly regarded. 40 – 60% of our undergraduate students continue on to graduate school. 12

13 College of Engineering Questions? Additional Info? MSE Academic Adviser, Michelle Czamanske Collegiate Square (behind Surge) 460 Turner St., Suite 302 13

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