Offered by: College of Engineering
Materials Engineering is a field in which the interrelationships among the properties, processing, structure, and performance of materials are studied. Students will receive the minor in Materials Engineering upon satisfactory completion 19-unit requirement. The materials minor is intended to complement the student’s major field, e.g. chemica engineeringl, aerospace engineering, or mechanical engineering, etc.
The materials engineer uses their understanding of structure at the micrometer or the nanometer level to improve material properties and ultimately their performance. Materials engineers apply this knowledge to the production, selection and utilization of materials. Since engineers are called upon to work with new ideas and materials, the engineering graduate with a minor in materials engineering is very well prepared to respond to such challenges and thus has a career advantage.
Students pursuing this minor are particularly encouraged to become active in the student section of NACE International and the Material Advantage Chapter. Outstanding students in the minor are recognized by induction into Alpha Sigma Mu, the international professional honor society for Materials Science and Engineering.
Vilupanur A. Ravi, Coordinator of the Minor
Chemical and Materials Engineering Department
College of Engineering