All engineering disciplines are becoming more dependent upon newer materials or the 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.
The Materials Science and Engineering Minor offers a broad overview of the basic principles of materials science and a selection of two specialization tracks. One track focuses on Inorgranic Materials and requires 17 hours of MSE courses. The second track focuses on Organic (soft) Materials and requires one semester of Organic Chemistry plus 14 hours of MSE courses.
Required Courses (11 hours)
MSE 200 Mechanical Properties of Structural Materials (3 cr, F, S, Sum) or
MSE 201 Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials (3 cr, F, S, Sum) or
MSE 203 Introduction to the Materials Science of Biomaterials (3 cr, F)
Elective Courses (6 hours)
Select one of the following tracks and complete both courses in that track.
Admissions and Certification of Minor
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, MSE 201 or MSE 203 is required, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
Successful completion of the Minor will be verified by the Director of Undergraduate Programs in the MSE department, as listed below. Paperwork for certification can be obtained in the MSE Office for Undergraduate Programs and should be completed during the pre-registration period for the student's final semester at NC State.
Contact PersonDr. Cheryl Cass