Jan 22, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Materials Engineering, BS


Summary of Degree Units

University Graduation Requirements 18
Major Preparation 34
Major Requirements 68
Total 120

University Requirements for Graduation

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements  section of the Policies and Procedures .

Program Roadmaps

The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.

Major Exceptions

This degree program meets certain University Requirements through approved major modifications. Please see the Major Exceptions  area in the General Education (GE)  section to identify the specific adjustments for this degree program or contact your major advisor for more details.

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements

The following course in Preparation for the Major must be completed with a “C- or Better”: ENGL 1B .

The following required in the Major Lower Division Core must be satisfied with a “C- or Better”: MATH 30 , MATH 31 , MATH 32 , MATH 33A PHYS 50 , PHYS 51 , CHEM 1A , CHEM 1B EE 98 CE 99  (or CE 95 ), ME 20 , ME 30 , and ENGR 10 .

The MATE Junior Core consists of a 2.0 average in {MATE 115 , MATE 141 , MATE 151 , MATE 153 , MATE 154  and MATE 155 } and ENGR 100W . Students receiving a grade less than “C-” in a Junior Core course may have to repeat the course. The Junior Core must be satisfied in order to enroll in Senior Core courses.

The MATE Senior Core consists of {MATE 195 , MATE 198A , MATE 198B , MATE 185 , and MATE 152 }. Students receiving a grade less than “C-” in a senior core course will have to repeat the course before graduation.

Prerequisite Requirements

Enrollment in any chemistry course requires that the prerequisite courses be passed with a grade of “C or better” (C- not accepted). Exceptions may be made only with instructor consent or if not explicitly stated in the course description. Refer to the SJSU Course Catalog  for specific information regarding course prerequisites.

General Education/American Institution Requirements

Courses that meet General Education/American Institution requirements are noted with area designation for required area. For legend please see General Education Attributes .

University Graduation Requirements (18 units)


Core Lower Division General Education (6 units)


Of the 39 units required by the university, 33 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Upper Division General Education


Of the 9 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.

American Institutions (12 units)


The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A /AMS 1B ) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A /HUM 1B , HUM 2A /HUM 2B ) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Physical Education


Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement


At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) .

A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.

Major Preparation (34 units)


Major Requirements (68 units)


Technical Major Electives (9 units)


Electives must be selected from the approved departmental list in consultation with the students’ advisor.

Total Units Required (120 units)