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2009-2010 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2009-2010 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Materials: Materials Technology Option


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BS degree

This program of study offers a unique blend of courses in the materials sciences, manufacturing, and management.

The linking of science, engineering, and management addresses the objectives of the many small and medium-sized technology companies in New England.

This innovative program is designed to prepare students for careers in small and large companies that develop or use new materials for advanced technology in a broad range of areas including medical devices, sports, electronics, optics, textiles, food, and cosmetics.

Business Administration Minor

The courses in Management Information Systems, Accounting, Management, Marketing, and Economics comprise a special version of the Business Administration Minor offered by the Charlton College of Business. Students’ transcripts will display the Materials/Materials Technology Option major and a Business Administration minor. This minor is required for completion of the Materials/Materials Technology Option major.

Specialization

Students should choose a group of electives in the final year to provide a specialization in textiles, biomaterials, electronic materials, or another area, as agreed with the advisor.

Calculation of GPA in Materials majors

Students must have a 2.000 cumulative grade point average (GPA) for all courses taken at the university in order to graduate. Students must also have a 2.000 cumulative GPA in the major. For purposes of this computation:

  1. All courses with a MTX or TEC prefix count in calculating the GPA;
  2. Courses required for the major but taken outside the major discipline are not counted in the calculation of the major cumulative GPA;
  3. As is the case for all University courses, only the most recently-earned course grade (whether higher or lowers) shall enter in the calculation of the major cumulative GPA.

Requirements


First Year


Second Semester: 15 credits


  • Free Elective - 3 credits
  • General Education Elective - 3 credits

Second Year


First Semester: 13 credits


  • General Education Electives - 3 credits

Second Semester: 15 credits


  • General Education Electives - 3 credits

Third Year


Fourth Year


First Semester; 16 credits


  • Technical Elective - 3 credits

Second Semester: 15 credits


  • Technical Elective - 6 credits

Notes


In the junior and senior years some Materials courses are offered every other year. Upperclass students must take these courses when offered as soon as possible, or risk not graduating on time.

Materials/Materials Technology is a revision of the previous Textile Science/General Option major; it goes into effect Fall 2005.

Distribution Requirements/General Education Requirements for Civil, Computer, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering


Degree candidates in the College of Engineering must satisfy the university’s General Education requirements, as described in the Academic Policies section of this Catalogue.

  • General Education requirements in Areas M and S and the Tier 1 Writing/Information requirement are automatically satisfied by the courses shown as required for these majors.
  • The General Education requirements in Areas C, G, and D may be fulfilled by selecting courses from the approved lists in each area, using the General Education electives shown in the course requirement tables for each major.
  • The requirements for General Education areas E, I, W, and O will be specified within courses that are included in each major. Requirement tables for these areas are included for each major.

General Education Departmental Requirements


Students majoring in Materials/Materials Technology Option will meet their departmentally-specified General Education requirements as follows:

Area E


Satisfied by:

Area I, Tier 2


Satisfied by:

Area W, Tier 2


Satisfied by:

Area O


Satisfied by:

Total Credits: 125


Alternative Paths Program Requirements


Depending on the results of placement testing, new freshman students may be placed into one of the following first-year curricula in lieu of the standard curriculum.

Materials/Materials Technology Option


First Year Courses for Precalculus-Ready Freshmen


First Semester: 15 credits

  • General Education Electives - 3 credits
Second Semester: 12 credits

  • General Education Electives - 3 credits

First-Year Courses for Algebra-Ready Freshmen


First Semester: 15 credits

  • General Education Electives - 3 credits
Second Semester: 12 credits

  • General Education Electives - 3 credits

Notes


* Students receive 3 administrative credits for Math 100. Administrative credits do not count towards the total credits required for graduation.
** This course can also be taken as GEE 202 Materials for Medicine and Engineering for the Year 2020.

Further Information


For further information, including faculty and fields of interest, please see the Department of Materials and Textiles  and the College of Engineering .

Total Credits: 122


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