For Prospective Undergraduates

 

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Materials Science and Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org

 

Follow this link to view our Program Educational Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes.

 

 

Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is the interdisciplinary field of how materials behave and combine to perform in predictable ways that can improve the quality of our world.  Our faculty and students study plastics, metals, composites, ceramics, electronic and many other types of materials.  As a student in the program, you will have the opportunity to gain a broad materials background, study materials of your interest, and participate in research.  The Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering (BS MSE) degree prepares individuals to work in industry and study in graduate school.

 

Upper Admission (Autumn Qtr Only)
College of Engineering Online Application

Autumn Deadline: July 1 *

 

Upper Admission is intended for current UW students and transfer students.  In order to be eligible to apply for Upper Admission, an applicant should complete the following prerequisite courses**:

 

  • MATH 124, 125, 126 (15 cr.)
  • MATH 307 (3 cr.)
  • CHEM 142, 152 (10 cr.)
  • PHYS 121, 122 (10 cr.)
  • MSE 170 (4 cr.)
  • A MATH 301 or CSE 142 (4 cr.)
  • English Composition (5 cr.)
  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Students must complete each prerequisite course with a grade of 2.0 or higher

 

*Beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year, applications will only be accepted during the July 1 deadline for Autumn quarter admission..

 

**Applications will also be considered if at least 8 of the prerequisite courses are completed and the remaining courses are in progress.  However, students are expected to have completed MATH 124, 125. 126, CHEM 142, PHYS 121 and English Composition in order to be considered.  Transfer students unable to complete MSE 170 at their current institution should contact the MSE Undergraduate Academic Counselor for more information.


***Transfer applicants interested in MSE must first apply to the UW (via the UW Office of Admissions).  Transfer applicants then must apply to MSE (via the College of the Engineering Application).  Please note that the deadlines for the UW are significantly sooner than for MSE, so please plan accordingly.  Use the Information for Prospective Transfer Students from the College of Engineering for guidance.


Information for Prospective Students from the College of Engineering

 

Information for Prospective Transfer Students from the College of the Engineering

 

Early Admission (Autumn Qtr only)
College of Engineering Online Application

Autumn Deadline: July 1

 

Early Admission is intended for current UW students who have just completed their first year of college.  In order to be eligible to apply for Early Admission, an applicant must have completed 30 credits in the following prerequisite courses:

 

  • 15 credits of Mathematics – MATH 124, 125, 126
  • 10 credits of Physical Science with labs – CHEM 142, 152, PHYS 121, 122, or 123
  • 5 credits of English Composition

 

  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Students must complete each prerequisite course with a grade of 2.0 or higher
  • Students must complete at least 15 credits of the prerequisite courses at the UW

 

Information for Prospective Students from the College of Engineering

 

Direct Admission (Autumn Qtr only)

 

Direct Admission into the Materials Science and Engineering program is intended for very motivated high school seniors applying to the UW.  When applying to UW, students who wish to be considered should select Materials Science and Engineering as their choice of major on the UW application.  No other application is needed.  The department will notify students selected for direct admission after they have been offered admission to the UW.

 

Information for Prospective Freshmen from the College of the Engineering

 

Resources

 

Contact Us

Undergrad Academic Adviser
Stanley Choi

302 Roberts Hall
askmse@uw.edu
(206) 616-6581