Every student can attempt a course twice. A “W” counts as an attempt. Students are allowed to repeat up to 18 credits. All repeats count, including repeats from a previous major or General Education courses.

Students, after their first semester as a Clark School student, may register for a total of 18 credits in the Fall or Spring semesters, a total of 8 credits per Summer session and a total of 4 credits in the Winter semester. GPA must be a 3.0 or higher to be considered for a credit overload.

All current University of Maryland students wishing to take a course off campus must submit a Permission to Enroll (PTE) form. Students majoring in engineering must have the form approved by the A. James Clark School of Engineering PRIOR to registering for the course at the other institution. View this link for more information.

After the Schedule Adjustment period, students may drop one class (up to 4 credits). A “W” will show on your transcript and this counts as an attempt.

In order to drop more than one course, an Exception to Policy form will need to be completed. It is not guaranteed that this petition will be approved.

If you have an interest in Soft and Biomaterials then CHEM 231 and CHEM232 are required. Also, Organics are widely used in electronics and other applications so having a basic understanding is helpful. You need at least a conversational knowledge of organic chemistry. Otherwise, CHEM 481 is a good choice. It provides a different perspective on thermodynamics and kinetics. CHEM Notes: (1) CHEM 481 has PHYS 260/261 as a prerequisite.

(2) CHEM 481 can be used as the Upper Level Science if you take CHEM 231/232 as the sophomore chemistry class

(3) If you have Soft and Biomaterials as your specialization you may take CHEM 241 as your upper level science class.

No, STAT 400 is not an approved Technical Elective.

(1) ENMA 300 is the prerequisite for all ENMA classes.  

(2) Required classes that precede any given required course in the program are implicit prerequisites. Knowledge from prior classes is assumed.

(3) View this link for a list of ENMA courses with prerequisites/corequisites.

Yes, ENMA490 and ENMA487 are required. If you are out of sequence and ENMA 490 is the only class you would need to take in the Spring Semester to graduate, ENMA 466 and ENMA 486 may be substituted with the approval of your advisor.

Materials Science and Engineering 4 year plan can be found here.

A grade of C- or better is required for all major requirements. Every student is given two attempts for each course.

To learn more about the approval process for technical elective visit this link.

In addition to helping students meet specific intellectual or career goals, technical electives need to have significant engineering critical thinking and engineering relevant quantitative analysis components. The following classes are not accepted as MSE Technical Electives:

  • STAT 400
  • ENME 427
  • STAT 464
  • ENME 467

 

All current University of Maryland students wishing to take a course off campus must submit a Permission to Enroll (PTE) form. Students majoring in engineering must have the form approved by the A. James Clark School of Engineering PRIOR to registering for the course at the other institution. See link for more details.

You will need to complete the Course Permission for Non-major form found here.

You will need to complete the Course Permission for Non-major form found here.

If you are considering medical, dental, or graduate school, you may want to consider letter grades. The Health Professions Advising Office advises, As of March 24, 2020, there is no consensus among health professions schools regarding whether P/F grades will be accepted in place of letter grades.  Many schools seem to indicate that if Pass/Fail is an option available to students, they wish to see students completing their courses with assigned letter grades. 

MSE students typically study abroad in the spring of their sophmore year, or spring of their junior year, through several of our exchange partners, or  the Clark in Madrid program. Fall of junior year is only possible at University College Dublin through either exchange, or direct enroll, options. Please follow this link for addtional information. 

Helpful tips:

If you plan to do study abroad in the spring of your 3rd year:

  • Take ENMA461 Thermodynamics of Materials in your 2nd year.
  • Focus on Specialization courses and Tech Electives while abroad.
  • Select six courses for approval. Having alternate courses is a good idea.
  • Submit syllabi for all the classes as a single PDF  to your advisor.
  • Submit courses to your advisor for approval at the beginning of the semester before you plan to go abroad.
  • Processing time can take 3-5 weeks if your advisor needs to input from the Undergraduate Program Committee or other faculty.

If you plan to study abroad in the spring of your 2rd year:

  • You should focus on GEN EDs, and complete ENMA 300, and your math and physics sequences, before your 3rd year.

Review the Double Major/Double Degree Policies, Guidelines & Instructions document. See here for more information. 

Double Major (Single Degree with Two Majors): Students pursuing a single degree with two majors will be awarded one diploma, though both majors are noted on the student’s record and transcript.

Double Degree (Two Degrees): Pursuit of two degrees leads to the award of two diplomas. The degrees will be designated separately on the student’s record and transcript.


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