Undergraduate Minors in Materials Science & Engineering

Undergraduate Minors in Materials Science & Engineering

Materials Science Minor

The Minor in Materials Science requires the completion of 15 credits in materials related courses, including MSEG 302, some of which may contribute to the major degree. Engineering students study the basic engineering properties of materials in courses taught by the Materials Science and Engineering faculty and can also select from a range of advanced technical elective courses.

The introductory course MSEG 302 is required for chemical, civil & environmental, and mechanical engineering majors and is a prerequisite for the advanced materials science courses. In addition, all engineering departments offer senior projects concerned with the properties of materials. The technical elective courses are strongly recommended for students intending to pursue graduate degrees in Materials Science and Engineering.

The Minor in Materials Science requires completion of 15 credits with a minimum grade of C-. MSEG 302 is a required course and the remainder may be drawn from a wide variety of courses in Materials Science, Engineering, Physics and Chemistry courses up to the 600 level.

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Materials Science Minor - Required Courses

Required Course
MSEG 302

Elective Courses
12 credits from the courses listed below. This is a listing of commonly offered courses which are acceptable courses for the Minor in Materials Science: this is not an exhaustive list and other courses may be approved as appropriate after discussion. A maximum of 3 credits of undergraduate research or independent study may be counted.

MSEG 366/466 Independent Study
MSEG 406/606 Corrosion
MSEG 443 Ethics in Nanoscience
MSEG 446 Senior Research
MSEG 467012 Seminar: Solar Energy
MSEG 600 Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering
MSEG 601 Structure and Properties of Polymer Materials
MSEG 602 Structure of Materials
MSEG 603 Analytical Techniques in Materials Science
MSEG 604 Phase Transformations
MSEG 608 Structure and Properties of Materials I
MSEG 609 Structure and Properties of Materials II
MSEG 610/410 Experimental Mechanics of Composite Materials
MSEG/MEEG 614 Fracture
MSEG/MEEG 615 Mechanical Properties of Materials
MSEG/CHEG 616 Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces
MSEG 624 Practical Electron Microscopy
MSEG/CHEG 667 Synthesis, Structure and Bonding in Materials
MEEG 321 Materials Engineering
MEEG 442/642 Introduction to Fuel Cells
MEEG 467 Seminar: Composite Materials
MEEG 484 Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
MEEG 617 Composite Materials
(BUT NOT MEEG 616 Composite Materials Structure)
ELEG 340 Solid State Electronics
ELEG 422 Semiconductor Materials Processing
ELEG 450/650 Semiconductor Device Design and Fabrication
ELEG 622 Electronic Materials Processing
CHEM 457 Inorganic Chemistry
CHEG 600 Introduction to Science and Engineering of Polymer Systems
CHEG 616 Chemistry and Physics of Surfaces and Interfaces
PHYS 616 Kinetic Theory and Thermodynamics
PHYS 624 Introduction to Solid State Physics

Nanoscale Materials Minor

The Minor in Nanoscale Materials (MNM) requires completion of 15 credits with a minimum grade of C-. MSEG 302 is a required course and the remainder may be drawn from a wide variety of courses in Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biology, etc. Courses from 300 level and up to the 600 level qualify. Courses used to fulfill the requirement for minor in Nanoscale Materials can not simultaneously be used to fulfill the requirement for minor in Materials Science. Commonly offered courses that are acceptable for the Minor in Nanomaterials Science and Engineering are listed below. This is not an exhaustive list and other courses may be approved as appropriate after discussion. A maximum of 3 credits of undergraduate research or independent study may be counted.

Nanoscale Materials Minor - Required Courses
    • MSEG 366/466 Independent Study: Approval by the MNM coordinator required.
    • MSEG 446 Senior Research: Approval by the MNM coordinator required.
    • MSEG 603 Analytical Techniques in Materials Science
    • MSEG/PHYS 667 Thin Film and Nanomaterials Processes
    • MSEG 667/ELEG 421/621 Solid State Nanotechnology
    • CHEG/MSEG 616 Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces
    • CHEG 608 Particle Design and Processing
    • CHEG 617 Colloid Science and Engineering
    • CHEG 366 Independent Study. Approval by the MNM coordinator required.
    • ELEG 422/622 Electronic Materials Processing
    • ELEG 446/646 Nanoelectronic Device Principles
    • PHYS 610 Quantum Physics
    • PHYS: 467/667 Nanomagnetics
    • CHEM 671 Atomistic Simulations
    • BISC 466 Independent Study. Approval by the MNM coordinator required.
    • MEEG 466 Independent Study. Approval by the MNM coordinator required.

Additional appropriate courses will be approved by the faculty.