College of EngineeringDepartment of Materials EngineeringAcademicsUndergraduateMinorsMaterials Engineering Minor

Students completing this 15-hour minor will have an understanding structure-property relationships of different types of materials and be able to apply this understanding to the processing and selection of materials for engineering applications. The minor includes courses that focus on each of the major classes of materials (metals, polymer and ceramics) and includes an elective to allow students to pursue their particular areas of interest. The minor will provide students in other disciplines with a better understanding of materials related to their particular interests.

Required Courses
MATL 2100Introduction to Materials Science3
MATL 3100Engineering Materials - Metals3
MATL 3200Engineering Materials Polymers3
MATL 3300Engineering Materials - Ceramics3
Elective Courses (at least 3 credit hours from the following)
MATL 2210Materials for Sustainable Energy Production and Storage1
MATL 2220Materials and the Environment1
MATL 2230Mineral Resources: Processing and Availability1
MATL 3101Metallography Laboratory1
MATL 3201Polymer and Composites Laboratory1
MATL 4500Materials Properties and Selection4
MATL 5600Corrosion 13
MATL 5700Biomaterials 13
MATL 5750Microstructure and Mechanics of Skeletal Tissues 13