Materials Science and Engineering is increasingly recognized as a key engineering discipline that enables new developments in advanced technology. Materials engineers create, design, develop and test the wide range of materials we rely on in everyday life.

You'll find material engineers doing everything from conducting x-ray spectroscopic analysis of a sample, or studying an exotic substance with an electron microscope. In fact, materials engineers often can be found creating, designing, building, and improving the following: titanium turbine blades, aircraft wings, road pavements, microstructure, transmission line, high strength fasteners, cryogenic fluids, computer chip materials, metallic elements, auto engine materials, radar absorbing coatings, aluminum airframes, and engine valves.

Please refer to the Materials Science and Engineering Program Guide and BSMSE Technical Electives list for course information.  Detailed course information can be found in Wright State's Course Catalog.  For information about Wright State's general education requirements, please visit the WSU Core webpage.


Program Objectives

The MSE Program has the three Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) listed below. Graduates of the Materials Science and Engineering Program will:

  • Objective 1: Be employed in the engineering profession or pursuing graduate studies
  • Objective 2: Successfully compete in a globally integrated environment
  • Objective 3: Be engaged in lifelong learning through continuing education and other avenues in a rapidly changing technical environment.

Student Outcomes

Students who complete the BS in materials science and engineering will have:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, and to analyze and interpret data.
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. an ability to communicate effectively.
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Undergraduate Enrollment Figures - Spring 2014

Materials Science & Engineering: 40

Undergraduate Degrees Awarded - 2013

BS Materials Science & Engineering: 3