Materials Science and Engineering - Minor

The Department of Materials Science & Engineering minor degree program is designed to provide a strong materials science educational program for undergraduate engineering majors and to integrate a materials focus into their undergraduate training. It is intended for students who are interested in broadening their undergraduate major program of study to incorporate a fundamental understanding of materials processing and structure–property relationships to complement their major degree. Students will have the flexibility to select relevant coursework in order to customize this program of study to best suit the particular student’s intended area of focus through consultation with an MSEN faculty advisor. The minor program in materials science and engineering consists of a minimum of five three-hour courses for a total of 15 credit hours, with up to six credit hours in materials courses within their major. All students are required to have completed a prerequisite, such as MSEN 201—Fundamentals of Materials (or an equivalent course)—prior to applying for the minor. Two three-hour courses (six credit hours) are selected from a list of core MSEN undergraduate courses. The remaining three courses (nine credit hours) are selected from upper-level materials focused technical electives. With the permission of the MSEN faculty advisor, students may substitute up to two technical electives with courses from their major department with a primary focus on materials science and engineering. Completion of the minor will be recorded on the student’s university transcript.

For more information, visit the Department of Materials Science and Engineering website.

Select at least two of the following:6
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Structure of Materials
Polymer Science
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Materials
Select up to three of the following: 1, 29
Processing and Characterization of Polymers
Elements of Composite Materials
Materials Processing
Special Topics In... (Fundamentals of Ceramics)
Special Topics In... (Fundamentals of Corrosion)
Special Topics In... (Nanoscience and Nanomaterials)
Research
Total Semester Credit Hours15
1

Upon consultation with the materials science faculty advisor, up to 2 upper-level technical electives in the student's major department may be accepted in place of these courses.

2

Or additional courses from first list.

Students must make a grade of "C" or better in all courses.

Student must achieve an overall GPA of 2.5 in approved minor courses.