MatSE Minor

Materials are the basis for all engineering and also are the basis for much of the research in various areas of science. The Minor in Materials Science and Engineering is designed to give students in other areas of engineering and science both a broad view of all materials as well as several courses in a particular area of materials, knowledge that will be of value whether the student pursues a career in industry, government or academia.

The courses, listed below, have been selected to give an undergraduate student both a strong background in all types of materials as well as more detailed knowledge of a particular area of materials (e.g., ceramics, metals, polymers, electronic materials or biomaterials). To obtain recognition for the materials science and engineering minor, students must register in the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering, 206 Engineering Hall. The student should also consult with Dr. Laura Nagel, 201A MSEB.

The following 6 courses are required:

Hours

Core Courses

3

MSE 280 - Engineering Materials

4

MSE 401 - Thermodynamics of Materials

3

Choose one of the following

 

MSE 304 - Electronic Properties of Matls

 

MSE 402 - Kinetic Processes in Materials

 

MSE 403 - Synthesis of Materials

 

MSE 405 - Microstructure Determination

 

MSE 406 - Thermal-Mech Behavior Matls

Hours

Area Introductory Courses

3

Choose one of the following:

 

MSE 420 - Ceramic Matls and Properties

 

MSE 441 - Metals Processing

 

MSE 450 - Polymer Sci and Eng

 

MSE 460 - Electronic Matls I

 

MSE 470 - Design and Use of Biomaterials

Hours

Senior Lab Courses

3

Choose one of the following:

 

MSE 423 - Ceramic Processing Laboratory

 

MSE 442 - Metals Laboratory

 

MSE 452 - Polymer Laboratory

 

MSE 462 - Electronic Materials Lab

 

MSE 472 - Biomaterials Laboratory

Hours

Advanced Area Courses

3

Choose one of the following

 

Ceramics

 

MSE 421 - Ceramic Processing

 

MSE 422 - Electrical Ceramics

 

Metals

 

MSE 440 - Mechanical Behavior of Metals

 

MSE 443 - Design of Engineering Alloys

 

MSE 445 - Corrosion of Metals

 

Polymers

 

MSE 453 - Plastics Engineering

 

MSE 455 - Polymer Physics

 

MSE 457 - Polymer Chemistry

 

MSE 458 - Polymer Physical Chemistry

 

Electronic Materials

 

MSE 461 - Electronic Matls II

 

ECE 444 - IC Device Theory & Fabrication

 

Biomaterials

 

MSE 473 - Biomolecular Materials Science

 

General MatSE

 

MSE 480 - Surfaces and Colloids

 

MSE 481 - Electron Microscopy

 

MSE 484 - Composite Materials

 

MSE 485 - Atomic Scale Simulations

 

MSE 498 - Special Topics in MatSE