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.
All students are required to have completed a prerequisite, prior to applying for the minor. The prerequisite course does not apply to the minor. 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.
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|MSEN 210||Thermodynamics of Materials||3|
|or MSEN 260||or Structure of Materials|
|MSEN 200-499 1||6|
|Select two of the following: 2||6|
MSEN 200-499 3,4
|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 Hours||15|
Up to 2 of these electives (6 credits total) could consist of "Materials-focused course(s)" within the student's home major.
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.