Materials Science & Engineering Minor

for the Undergraduate Minor in Materials Science & Engineering 

The Grainger College of Engineering

Materials Science & Engineering Website

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).

Minor Requirements:

Core Course Work
MSE 280Engineering Materials3
MSE 401Thermodynamics of Materials (Other thermodynamics courses may be substituted upon petition.)3
One additional course chosen from an approved list below:3
Electronic Properties of Matls
Kinetic Processes in Materials
Synthesis of Materials
Microstructure Determination
Thermal-Mech Behavior of Matls
Nine additional hours in advanced courses selected from:9
MSE 404Laboratory Studies in Materials Science and Engineering1.5
MSE 420Ceramic Materials & Properties3
MSE 421Ceramic Processing3 or 4
MSE 422Electrical Ceramics3
MSE 440Mechanical Behavior of Metals3
MSE 441Metals Processing3
MSE 443Design of Engineering Alloys3
MSE 445Corrosion of Metals3 or 4
MSE 450Polymer Science & Engineering3 or 4
MSE 453Plastics Engineering3
MSE 455Macromolecular Solids3
MSE 456Mechanics of Composites3
MSE 457Polymer Chemistry3 or 4
MSE 458Polymer Physics3 or 4
MSE 460Electronic Materials I3
MSE 461Electronic Materials II3
MSE 466Materials in Electrochem Syst3
MSE 470Design and Use of Biomaterials3
MSE 473Biomolecular Materials Science3
MSE 474Biomaterials and Nanomedicine3
MSE 480Surfaces and Colloids3 or 4
MSE 481Electron Microscopy3 or 4
MSE 484Composite Materials3 or 4
MSE 485Atomic Scale Simulations3 or 4
MSE 487Materials for Nanotechnology3 or 4
MSE 488Optical Materials3 or 4
MSE 489Matl Select for Sustainability3 or 4
ECE 444IC Device Theory & Fabrication4

For more information regarding the Materials Science and Engineering minor, visit the Materials Science and Engineering minor Web site, contact the MatSE Department Office (201 MSEB, 217-333-1441, email), or visit the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, 206 Engineering Hall.