Materials Science and Engineering - Minor

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering minor degree program is designed to provide a strong materials science educational program for undergraduate science and 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 (5) three-hour courses for a total of 15 credit hours, with up to 6 credit hours in materials courses within their major. All students are required to have completed a prerequisite, such as MSEN 222/MEEN 222—Materials Science (or an equivalent course)—prior to applying for the minor. One (1), three-hour course (3 credit hours) is selected from one of two core MSEN courses. The remaining four courses (12 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.

MSEN 210Thermodynamics of Materials3
or MSEN 260   or Structure of Materials 
MSEN 200-499 16
Select two of the following: 26
Engineering Properties of Biological Materials 2
Engineering Aspects of Packaging 2
Biological Responses to Medical Devices 2
Polymeric Biomaterials 2
Polymeric Biomaterial Synthesis 2
Polymer Chemistry 2
Materials Chemistry of Inorganic Materials 2
Introduction to Polymer Engineering 2
Microelectronics Process Engineering 2
Materials of Construction 2
Portland Cement Concrete Materials for Civil Engineers 2
Bituminous Materials 2
Electronic Properties of Materials 2
Thin Film Technology and Device Application 2
Materials and Manufacturing Selection in Design 2
Engineering with Plastics 2
Processing and Characterization of Polymers 2
Corrosion Engineering 2
Elements of Composite Materials 2
Materials in Design 2
Metallic Materials 2
Industrial Welding Processes 2
Nuclear Materials Engineering 2
Physics of the Solid State 2
Total Semester Credit Hours15

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.