Five Year Program

Five year combined Engineering Physics Baccalaureate and Masters of Engineering in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering with an Electronic Materials emphasis.


The Departments of Physics and Metallurgical and Materials Engineering collaboratively offer a five-year program designed to meet the needs of the electronics industry. Students obtain an undergraduate degree in either Engineering Physics or in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering as well as a Masters of Engineering in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. The program emphasizes a strong background in fundamental science as well as specialized training in the materials science and processing needs of the electronics industry. The goal of the program is to provide students with the specific knowledge required to begin a career in microelectronics, and the broad background necessary to remain competitive in this exciting and rapidly changing industry. Many of the undergraduate electives of students involved in this program are specified. Interested students can obtain detailed curriculum descriptions from either the Physics or Metallurgical and Materials Engineering departments.

Students generally apply for admission to this program during the first semester of their sophomore year (in special cases, late entry can be approved by the program mentors). Students in the program must maintain a 3.0 grade point average. Although this program does not require a thesis, it does require a case study which begins as part of the students senior design project and is completed during their year of graduate study. Participants are expected to identify a graduate advisor prior to their senior year, and to work with their advisor to select a senior design/case study topic. Students must also formally apply during their senior year for admission to the graduate program in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. Students who have met all the program requirements can expect to be admitted. 


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Last Modified: 21 January 1999
Contact: Reuben T. Collins; (303) 273-3851; (303) 273-3919 (fax);
Rtcollin@physics.mines.edu