There are two courses that Materials Science and Engineering offers that are of particular interest to undecided engineering majors.
The first, MSE 1001, Introduction to Engineering
is a one-credit introduction to engineering class providing information about
the various Georgia Tech engineering curricula. This course is taught both fall
The second class, MSE 2001, Principles and Applications of Engineering Materials, is also of interest to undecided engineering majors. Taking this course as a sophomore will help you understand what topics a materials engineer deals with, and whether a major in Materials Science and Engineering may be for you. This course is part of the required curriculum for Chemical Engineering Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Textile and Fiber Engineering. It also serves as an Engineering elective for Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and as an approved elective for Computer Engineering. Its prerequisite course is CHEM 1310, so it can easily be taken in the freshman or sophomore year. This course is offered every semester at multiple times, including summer.
MSE 1001 (1-0-1) Introduction to Engineering
This course is a general introduction to engineering. Topics include social, professional, and ethical issues, Georgia Tech's engineering curricula, contemporary issues, engineering design, teamwork, and a description of engineering skills.
MSE 2001 (3-0-3) Principles and Applications of Engineering Materials
The structure-property-processing-performance relationships of engineering materials are described. Materials selection is treated as a part of engineering design.
For additional information concerning the undergraduate program in general, please contact either: