Materials Science and Engineering (Minor)

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All engineering disciplines are becoming more dependent upon newer materials or more efficient utilization of existing materials. The Minor in Materials Science and Engineering is designed to provide students with the fundamentals necessary for advanced study in Materials Science and Engineering and/or employment in materials related fields. This Minor is available to and useful for students in any engineering discipline, as well as students from chemistry, physics, and textiles. It also provides non-MSE majors planning to attend graduate school in Materials Science and Engineering a meaningful and useful way to prepare themselves.

Admissions

Visit the office of the Director of Undergraduate Programs in the MSE department to apply for the Minor and to prepare a plan of study. Admission to the Minor shall be governed by the same academic criteria used to transfer into the MSE curriculum. Students who have been denied admission to the MSE curriculum will also be denied admission to the MSE Minor. A C- or better grade in MSE 200 Mechanical Properties of Structural Materials or MSE 201 Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials is required, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher is required for all courses in the minor.

Certification

Successful completion of the Minor will be verified by the Director of Undergraduate Programs in the MSE department, as listed below. 

Contact Person

Ms. Hillary Stone
Student Coordinator
3002B Engineering Building 1, Centennial Campus
919.515.4683
hmstone2@ncsu.edu

Dr. Yaroslava Yingling
Director of Undergraduate Programs
3028B Engineering Building 1, Centennial Campus
919.513.2624
yara_yingling@ncsu.edu


Effective Date: 1/2013
SIS Code: 14MTM

Plan Requirements

The Materials Science and Engineering Minor includes a three-hour introductory course, six hours of required courses and six hours of electives selected from a list of courses covering a wide variety of materials science and engineering topics. To apply for the MSE Minor, a minimum overall GPA of 2.9 is required. A grade of C or better is required in MSE 200 Mechanical Properties of Structural Materials, MSE 201 Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials or MSE 203 Introduction to the Materials Science of Biomaterials/BME 203 Introduction to the Materials Science of Biomaterials and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be maintained in the Minor courses.

Required Courses
Select one of the following:3
Mechanical Properties of Structural Materials
Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials
Introduction to the Materials Science of Biomaterials
MSE 300Structure of Materials at the Nanoscale3
MSE 301Introduction to Thermodynamics of Materials3
Elective Courses
Select six credits of the following:6
Experimental Methods for Structural Analysis of Materials
Introduction to Defects in Solids
Experimental Methods for Analysis of Material Properties
Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties of Materials
Kinetic Processes in Materials
Microstructure of Inorganic Materials
Microstructure of Organic Materials
Nuclear Materials
Polymer Technology and Engineering
Microelectronic Materials
Introduction to Nanomaterials
Total Hours15