Minor Requirements

Requirements for Minor in MS&E

The requirements for the minor in Materials Science and Engineering will consist of fifteen credit hours towards the minor. All students will be required to take a three-credit hour, laboratory-based bridge course (ES 360M Hands-on Materials Science and Engineering). The remainder of the required courses required for the minor will consist of a sequence of courses that are specific to the major degree and which are detailed below.

If students are interested in additional coursework, they can see tmi.utexas.edu/minor for a complete list of courses that would serve as optional electives. Courses beyond fifteen hours are not required for the completion of the major.

Specific Course Requirements by Major

All classes must be taken on the letter-grade basis. The student must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Chemistry Majors

Course Name Hours
ES 360M Experiments in MS&E 3
CH 353 Physical Chemistry I 3
PHY 355 Modern Physics for Engineers 3
CHE 355 Introduction to Polymers 3
ME 349 Corrosion 3

Physics Majors

Course Name Hours
ES 360M Experiments in MS&E 3
PHY 369 Thermodynamics and Statistical Methods 3
CH 367C, CH 367L, or ME 336 Materials Chemistry, Macromolecular Chemistry, or Materials Processing 3
CHE 354S Elements of Spectroscopy 3
EE 334K Quantum Theory of Engineering Materials 3

Electrical Engineering Majors

Course Name Hours
ES 360M Experiments in MS&E 3
PHY 369 Thermodynamics and Statistical Methods 3
EE 325 Electromagnetic Engineering 3
CH 354S or CH 367C Elements of Spectroscopy or Materials Chemistry 3
EE 334K Quantum Theory of Engineering Materials 3

Mechanical Engineering Majors

Course Name Hours
ES 360M Experiments in MS&E 3
ME 316T Thermodynamics 3
PHY 355, PHY 375S, or PHY 369 Modern Physics for Engineers or Intro. To Solid State Physics or Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics 3
ME 378K Mechanical Behavior of Materials 3
ME 349 Corrosion 3