Minimum Credits for a B.S. Degree in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering: 132
WRIT 121 is preferred but can be replaced with WRIT 101.
M&ME students must complete 6 credits of humanities and 6 credits of social sciences. See General Education Requirements.
ECNS 203 satisfies 3 of the 6 credits of the social sciences. ECNS 203 is preferred but can be replaced with ECNS 201 or ECNS 202.
Restricted Engineering Electives: M&ME majors are required to take 6 credits of restricted Engineering electives to be selected from the following list: EELE 201 (3 credits) and 202 (1 credit); EGEN 202 (3 credits), 305 (3 credits), 306 (1 credit), 324 (3 credits), 325 (1 credit); 335 (3 credits), and 336 (1 credit).
M&ME Electives: M&ME majors must complete at least 9 credits of M&ME Electives. Acceptable courses include all EMAT and EMET elective courses numbered 300 or higher. Students may substitute science and engineering courses numbered 200 or higher in other disciplines that are taken specifically to satisfy the requirements for a minor in a STEM discipline offered at MTU. EMET 494W (M&ME Seminar) may be taken up to two times for 1 credit each.
Free STEM Electives: M&ME majors are required to take 6 credits of STEM Elective courses. These electives may be selected from any STEM courses offered at MTU that have a course number of 200 or higher. Popular STEM electives for M&ME majors include: CHMY 210, 371, 373; PHSX 332 and 423; and EMAT 530.
M&ME majors are not required to pursue a track. However, students interested in a career in Mineral Processing and/or Extractive Metallurgy should consider taking at least 9 credits of the Track I courses listed below, while students interested in Materials Processing and Physical Metallurgy should consider taking at least 9 credits of the listed Track II courses.
Some EMAT and EMET elective courses are cross-listed as 400- and 500-level courses. Undergraduate students opting to take courses at the 500-level will be held to graduate-level standards, which will involve additional or more challenging assignments, examination problems, and/or presentations than those assigned to students taking the courses at the 400-level. Students are advised to refer to the course syllabi and consult with the course instructors for details.