Santa Clara University

mechanical banner

Materials Engineering (Sepehrband)

The program of studies for the materials engineering option must include the following courses:
  • MECH 256 Introduction to Biomaterials (2 units)
  • MECH 281 Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue (2 units)
  • MECH 299 Thesis or 290 Capstone Project (2 units)
  • MECH 330 Atomic Arrangement, Defects, and Mechanical Behavior (2 units)
  • MECH 331 Phase Equilibria and Transformations (2 units) 
  • MECH 332 Electronic Structure and Properties (2 units)
  • MECH 333 Experiments in Materials Science (2 units)
  • MECH 334 Elasticity (2 units)
  • MECH 345 Modern Instrumentation and Experimentation (2 units)
Math requirement (8 units): MECH 200 and 201, or MECH 202 and approved two-course sequence or equivalent four unit course in Applied Math.
The following are other recommended courses for this option:
  • MECH 273 Designing with Plastic Materials (2 units)
  • MECH 274 Processing Plastic Materials (2 units)
  • MECH 277 Injection Mold Tool Design (2 units)
  • MECH 350 and 351 Composite Materials I and II (2 units each)
  • AMTH 210 Introduction to Probability I and AMTH 211 Continuous Probability (2 units each)
  • AMTH 217 Design of Scientific Experiments and AMTH 219 Analysis of Scientific Experiments (2 units each)
  • AMTH 218 Process Troubleshooting and Control (2 units)
  • ELEN 271 Microsensors: Components and Systems (2 units)
  • ELEN 274 and 275 Integrated Circuit Fabrication Processes I and II (2 units each)
  • ELEN 276 Intergrated Circuits Devices and Technology (2 units)
  • ELEN 277 IC Assembly and Packaging Technology (2 units)
  • ELEN 390 Seminconductor Device Technology and Reliability (2 units)
  • CENG 205, 206, and 207 Finite Element Methods I, II, and III (2 units each)
  • CENG 211 Advanced Strength of Materials (4 units)
Culminating experience: Thesis (4-9 units), or MECH 333B, or MECH 346.