The Undergraduate Program in Engineering Science

Chairperson Michael Dudley Old Engineering Building 312 (631) 632-8500
Undergraduate Program Director Gary Halada Old Engineering Building 308 (631) 632-8526
Program Coordinator Chandrani Roy Old Engineering Building 314 (631) 632-4174
Degrees Awarded B.E. in Engineering Science
  B.E/M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering offers the Bachelor of Engineering degree program in Engineering Science and several interdisciplinary undergraduate programs in conjunction with other science and engineering departments on campus. The joint programs provide basic training for graduates to enter a wide range of industries or to proceed to graduate studies in engineering fields. They are aimed at the materials aspect of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, and chemistry.
Engineering Science students can choose to specialize in biomedical engineering, mechanical and manufacturing engineering, electrical engineering, materials science and engineering, civil and environmental engineering, nanoscale engineering, and engineering management.
Reflecting the breadth and variety of topics falling within the domain of engineering science, the Department also offers several minors that afford undergraduate students the opportunity to
enhance their engineering or science studies with knowledge in a specific area.

Engineering Chemistry
The Engineering Chemistry major combines work in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Chemistry and leads to the Bachelor of Science degree, awarded through the College of Arts and Sciences. See the Chemistry Department for additional information.

Physics of Materials

Physics majors may wish to pursue a career in engineering physics, particularly in the application of solid-state physics to materials science and engineering. After taking five courses in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the student may become eligible for the master’s degree program. See the Physics Department for additional information.


In addition to the minor in Materials Science, the Department offers minors in Biomaterials; Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic Materials; Manufacturing Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Physical Metallurgy; and Nanotechnology Studies.

The program mission is aimed toward providing an engineering education which thoroughly covers fundamental aspects of engineering design, physical and chemical sciences, mathematics, and materials science and engineering, while also providing flexibility so that students can create a program tailored to their particular academic and career interests in a traditional or emerging discipline.
The program is designed to provide core competency and skills in communication, design, and research while preparing students to participate in a rapidly evolving high-technology environment.

Bachelor of Engineering Degree/ Master of Science Degree Program
An engineering science student may apply at the beginning of the junior year for admission to this special program, which leads to a Bachelor of Engineering degree at the end of the fourth year and a Master of Science degree at the end of the fifth year. In the junior year, the student takes ESM 350, which is normally taken in the senior year, instead of ESM 335. In the senior year, a student takes ESM 513, to use in lieu of ESM 335, in the fall and another graduate course in the spring. In the fifth year, the student takes 24 credits. The advantage of this program over the regular M.S. program is that a student may start his or her M.S. in the senior year, and that he or she needs only 24 credits in the fifth year as opposed to 30 credits for a regular M.S. student. For details of the M.S. degree requirements, see 5-year BE/MS program.

For more information on the Engineering Science undergraduate program, you can visit

For a course schedule of days and times, see F11 Schedule.

For a list of electronic resources specifically for materials science engineers, see MatSciGuide.