Requirements (Before Fall 2020)

In Fall 2020, changes to the DMSE curriculum were made which impact all students pursuing Courses 3, 3-A, 3-C, the Minor in Materials Science and Engineering, and the Minor in Archaeology and Materials. This page contains information for students who entered their DMSE academic program before Fall 2020. Students who began in Fall 2020 and after should consult Requirements (After Fall 2020). If you have any questions about which requirements apply to you, please contact dmse-ugoffice@mit.edu.


Equivalencies

The following equivalencies have been established for students who may be impacted by the Fall 2020 curricular changes. These equivalencies are available to students and do not need to be approved by petition.

Old Curriculum New Curriculum

 3.012 and 3.014*

 3.010 and 3.020*
 3.022  3.030
 3.024  3.033
 3.032  3.013
 3.034  3.023

*Consult DMSE Academic Office, as this equivalency may vary by program and other requirements.


Course 3

Refer to the degree chart associated with the year in which you entered the major. In general, you need to complete a set of required subjects, restricted electives, and a capstone experience, as well as broader General Institute Requirements.

Capstone Experiences

Course 3 requires the completion of a capstone experience, either the Course 3 Internship Program or the Course 3 Undergraduate Thesis.

Course 3 Internship Program (3.930, 3.931)

This program provides academic credit for industry internships in Materials Science and Engineering conducted over the summer terms of the sophomore and junior year. Information sessions about how to participate in this program are offered in the fall and early spring semester.

Course 3 Undergraduate Thesis (3.THU)

For more information, please read the Course 3 Undergraduate Thesis Guidelines.     


Course 3-A

Refer to the degree chart associated with the year in which you entered the major. In general, you need to complete a set of required subjects, restricted electives, and program electives, as well as broader General Institute Requirements.

Course 3-A Program Proposal

Students who entered their Course 3-A Program before Fall 2020 should use the below links to prepare a Course 3-A Program Proposal.
Review the Proposal Document (PDF)
Submit an Application via email to dmse-ugoffice@mit.edu


Course 3-C

Refer to the degree chart associated with the year in which you entered the major.

For more information about Course 3-C requirements, please contact Prof. Dorothy Hosler, Course 3-C Academic Advisor.