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 can receive the minor in materials engineering upon satisfactory completion of the 20-unit requirement. The materials minor is intended to complement the student’s major field, e.g. chemical engineering, aerospace engineering, 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 face challenges that require them to call upon new ideas for products and processes, 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 CPP AMPP student chapter and the Material Advantage student chapter. Outstanding students in the minor have the opportunity to be 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