Minor Requirements

Eligible Majors

  • Chemistry (BSA excluded)
  • Physics
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering

Requirements

The minor in Materials Science and Engineering consist of fifteen credit hours. All students are 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 consist of a sequence of courses that are specific to the major degree and are detailed below.

If students are interested in additional coursework, they can see the Optional Course List for a complete list of courses that serve as optional electives. Courses beyond fifteen hours are not required for the completion of the minor.

Course Requirements by Major

All classes must be taken for a letter-grade. The student must earn a combined grade point average of at least 2.00 in these courses to meet minor requirements.

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 Mechanics

3

CH 367C, CH 367L, or ME 336

Materials Chemistry, Macromolecular Chemistry, or Materials Processing

3

CH 354S

Elements of Spectroscopy

3

EE 334K

Quantum Theory of Engineering Materials

3

 

Electrical and Computer Engineering Majors
Course
Name
Hours

ES 360M

Experiments in MS&E

3

PHY 369

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

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, PHY 369, or CH 353

Modern Physics for Engineers, Intro. To Solid State Physics, Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics, or Physical Chemistry I

3

ME 378K

Mechanical Behavior of Materials

3

ME 349 or ASE 357

Corrosion or Mechanics of Composite Materials

3

 

Aerospace Engineering Majors
Course
Name
Hours

ES 360M

Experiments in MS&E

3

ME 310T

Applied Thermodynamics

3

ASE 357

Mechanics of Composite Materials

3

ASE 324L

Aerospace Materials Laboratory

3

ME 349 or ME 336

Corrosion or Materials Processing

3

Optional Courses

An additional three hours of optional electives may be taken if a student's schedule allows. For a complete list of courses available, please see the Optional Courses page

Course Timeline

  • ES 360M Experiments in MS&E: Offered in fall semesters, may be offered in spring if there is sufficient demand

  • ME 316T Thermodynamics: Offered every semester   

  • ME 378K Mechanical Behavior of Materials: Offered in fall semesters

  • ME 349 Corrosion: Offered in fall semesters

  • CH 353 Physical Chemistry I: Offered every semester   

  • CHE 355 Introduction to Polymers and CH 367L Macromolecular Chemistry: Offered in fall semesters, may be offered in spring   

  • PH 355 Modern Physics for Engineers: Offered every semester  

  • CH 354S Elements of Spectroscopy: Likely offered every fall semester

  • CH 367C Materials Chemistry: Likely offered every semester