- Application Requirements
- Course Requirements
The Minor in Materials Science and Engineering is open to STEM and engineering majors with a minimum GPA of 2.5. To apply for the minor, submit the petition for admission to the MSE minor to Pamela Ross, located in ENG I, Suite 207. The MSE department will approve or deny the application. If approved, the department will retain a copy of the form and provide the student with a copy.
- Successfully complete 18 hours of materials-based coursework.
- At least 12 hours of the coursework must come from courses with the prefix EMA and/or EGN.
- A minimum grade of "C" or better must be achieved for all courses in the minor.
- A bachelor's degree must be completed for the degree to be awarded.
Upon completion of the minor requirements, submit a petition for completion to Pamela Ross, located in ENG I, Suite 207. The department will verify the completion of the minor and send the original form to the Office of the Registrar. A copy will be sent to the student's college or school and one retained in the department. A notation in the memorandum section of the student's transcript will indicate the completion of the minor.
|EGN 3365 or EMA 3706||Structure and Properties of Materials||3|
|EMA 3124||Design and Selection of Materials||3|
|EMA 4102||Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials||3|
1. Select one of the following courses on properties of materials
|EMA 4223||Fundamentals of Mechanical Behavior of Materials||3|
|PHZ 4404||Solid State Physics||3|
|EMA 4413||Fundamentals of Electronic Materials||3|
|OSE 4520||Laser Engineering||3|
|EMA 5104||Intermediate Structures and Properties of Metals||3|
|EMA 5415||Electronic Principles of Materials Properties||3|
2. Select one of the following courses on materials processing, testing and characterization
|EMA 3012c||Experimental Techniques in Mechanics and Materials||3|
|EMA 3691||Nanomaterials Process Engineering||3|
|PCB 4174||Foundation of Bio-Imaging Science||3|
|EMA 4503||Materials Characterization Techniques||3|
|PHY 4803L||Advanced Physics Laboratory||3|
3. Select one of the following courses on applications of materials
|EMA 3000||Engineering Polymeric, Ceramic and Composite Materials||3|
|EMA 3014||Nanomaterials Characterization and Applications||3|
|EEE 3350||Semiconductor Devices I||3|
|EEE 4463||MEMS Devices and Applications||3|
|EMA 4506||Emerging Materials||3|
|PCB 4521||Tissue Engineering||3|
|EMA 5060||Polymer Science and Engineering||3|
|EMA 5140||Introduction to Ceramic Materials||3|
|EMA 5585||Materials Science of Thin Films||3|
|EMA 5705||High Temperature Materials||3|
As a student, you will learn and work in the following MSE centers and facilities:
- Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center — AMPAC is home to two university-wide user facilities that enable cutting-edge research. Facilities feature ultramodern equipment for characterization and processing and provide students training and education opportunities. Collaborations with other universities, government agencies, and private industry are encouraged.
- Materials Characterization Facility — The user-friendly facility occupies 7,000 square feet and is supported by three research engineers and a faculty coordinator. It houses an impressive array of materials characterization equipment.
- Advanced Microfabrication and Clean Room Facility — The 3,000-square-foot space supports research activities including miniaturization, nanomaterials fabrication and applied acoustoelectronics technology. The clean rooms contain assorted lithography and device fabrication equipment.