Chemical and Materials Engineering Department

BS - Materials Engineering

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.

4-Year Program Roadmap

Students may find a roadmap for this program here. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Transfer Degrees (ADT) pathway roadmaps can be found here.

Major Exceptions

This degree program meets certain University Requirements through approved major modifications. Please see the Major Exceptions area in the Policy and Procedures section of this catalog to identify the specific adjustments for this degree program or contact your major advisor for more details.

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements

The following course in Preparation for the Major must be completed with a "C- or Better": ENGL 001B.

The following required in the Major Lower Division Core must be satisfied with a "C- or Better": MATH 030, MATH 031, MATH 032, PHYS 050, PHYS 051, CHEM 001A, CHEM 001B and ENGR 010.

The MATE Junior Core consists of a 2.0 average in {MATE 115, MATE 141, MATE 151, MATE 153, MATE 154 and MATE 155} and ENGR 100W. Students receiving a grade less than "C-" in a Junior Core course may have to repeat the course. The Junior Core must be satisfied in order to enroll in Senior Core courses.

The MATE Senior Core consists of {MATE 195, 198A, 198B, 185, and 152}. Students receiving a grade less than "C-" in a senior core course will have to repeat the course before graduation.

Prerequisite Requirements

Enrollment in any chemistry course requires that the prerequisite courses be passed with a grade of "C or better" (C- not accepted). Exceptions may be made only with instructor consent or if not explicitly stated in the course description. Refer to the SJSU Course Catalog for specific information regarding course prerequisites.

Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements18
Core Lower Division General Education6
Of the 39 units required by the university, 33 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C-" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education
Of the 9 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions12
The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A/B) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A/B, 2A/B) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
AMS 001A. American Cultures to 1877C1+D26
AMS 001B. American Cultures 1877 to presentC2+D3+US1236
Physical Education
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Preparation for the Major34
CHEM 001A. General ChemistryB1+B35
CHEM 001B. General ChemistryB1+B35
ENGL 001B. Argument and AnalysisC23
or equivalent second semester composition course.
MATH 030. Calculus IB43
MATH 031. Calculus IIB44
MATH 032. Calculus IIIB43
MATH 133A. Ordinary Differential Equations3
PHYS 050. General Physics/MechanicsB1+B34
PHYS 051. General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismB1+B34
Requirements of the Major68
Core Courses14
EE 098. Introduction to Circuit Analysis3
ENGR 010. Introduction to EngineeringE3
ENGR 100W. Engineering ReportsZ+R3
MATE 025. Introduction to Materials3
CE 099. Introductory Statics2
CE 95 also accepted.
Materials Eng Major Courses45
CHE 161. Process Safety and Engineering Ethics1
CHE 162. Engineering Statistics and Analysis2
MATE 115. Structure/Properties of Solids3
MATE 141. Structure and Analysis of Materials3
MATE 143. Principles of Scanning Electron Microscopy1
MATE 144. X-Ray Diffraction Lab1
MATE 151. Solid State Thermodynamics3
MATE 152. Solid State Kinetics3
MATE 153. Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Materials3
MATE 154. Metals and Alloys3
MATE 155. Materials Selection and Process Design3
MATE 185. Ceramics3
MATE 186. Polymers3
MATE 195. Mechanical Behavior of Materials3
MATE 198A. Senior Design ProjectS2
MATE 198B. Senior Design ProjectV2
ME 020. Design and Graphics2
ME 030. Computer Applications2
ENGR 195A. Global and Social Issues in EngineeringS1
ENGR 195B. Global and Social Issues in EngineeringV1
Must take both MATE and ENGR 195 A and B to meet Area requirements
Technical Major Electives9
Electives must be selected from the approved departmental list in consultation with the students' advisor.

Total Units:120