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Materials Science and Engineering Minor

Chemical Engineering
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2016
  • Required credits in this minor: 45 to 46
Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is a field that studies the structure, property, processing, and application of materials. The MSE minor provides students with the fundamentals of materials science and engineering and introduces them to a material focused approach to problem solving. Completion of the MSE minor requires a minimum of 45 credit hours, which include 36 hours of required courses and at least 9 hours of elective courses
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
This program presupposes 1 year of high school chemistry and a Math ACT score of 27 or higher.
Required Courses (36 - 37 cr)
Chemistry I
CHEM 1153 - General Chemistry I [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1154 - General Chemistry Lab I [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (1.0 cr)
or CHEM 1173 - General Chemistry I for Majors [NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1174 - General Chemistry I Lab for Majors [NAT SCI] (1.0 cr)
Chemistry II
CHEM 1155 - General Chemistry II (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1156 - General Chemistry Lab II (1.0 cr)
or CHEM 1175 - General Chemistry II for Majors (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1176 - General Chemistry II Lab for Majors (1.0 cr)
Calculus I
MATH 1290 - Calculus for the Natural Sciences [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or MATH 1296 - Calculus I [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or MATH 1596 {Inactive} [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
Calculus II
MATH 1297 - Calculus II [LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or MATH 1597 {Inactive} [LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
Physics I
PHYS 2013 - General Physics I [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 2017 - Honors: General Physics I [NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2014 - General Physics Lab I [NAT SCI] (1.0 cr)
Physics II
PHYS 2015 - General Physics II (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 2018 - Honors General Physics II (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2016 - General Physics Lab II (1.0 cr)
Engineering Materials
CHE 3231 - Properties of Engineering Materials (3.0 cr)
or ME 2105 - Introduction to Material Science for Engineers (3.0 cr)
Thermodynamics
CHE 2121 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3.0 cr)
or CHEM 4641 - Physical Chemistry I (3.0 cr)
or ME 2211 - Thermodynamics [SUSTAIN] (3.0 cr)
or PHYS 4031 - Thermal and Statistical Physics (4.0 cr)
Required Electives (9 cr)
A maximum of two courses with the same designator.
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CE 2017 - Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Mechanics of Materials (5.0 cr)
· CE 3027 - Infrastructure Materials (4.0 cr)
· CE 5027 - Advanced Concrete Materials and Repair (3.0 cr)
· CHE 4141 - Material and Minerals Processing (3.0 cr)
· CHE 5131 - Polymer Engineering (3.0 cr)
· CHE 5711 - Biomedical Engineering (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 4510 - Polymer Chemistry (3.0 cr)
· EE 4611 - Introduction to Solid-State Semiconductors (3.0 cr)
· IE 3122 - Materials Engineering Laboratory (2.0 cr)
· IE 3130 - Materials Processing Engineering (3.0 cr)
· ME 5315 - Nondestructive Evaluation of Engineering Materials (3.0 cr)
· ME 5345 - Smart Materials and Structures (3.0 cr)
· PHYS 5041 - Optics (3.0 cr)
· PHYS 5531 - Introduction to Solid State Physics (3.0 cr)
 
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CHEM 1153 - General Chemistry I (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02278 - CHEM 1173/CHEM 1153/CHEM 1161
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamental principles of chemistry exemplified by study of elements, compounds, and their reactions. Covers fundamental concepts of the atom, molecule, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, gas laws, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, and other selected topics. The companion laboratory, CHEM 1154, should be taken concurrently. The combination of CHEM 1153 and CHEM 1154 meets the lab component of NAT SCI, LE CAT 4. prereq: One year high school chem, Math ACT 24 or higher or a grade of least C- in Math 1005, Credit will not be granted if already received for 1151 or 1161 or 1173.
CHEM 1154 - General Chemistry Lab I (LE CAT4, NAT SCI)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02279 - CHEM 1174/CHEM 1154
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating the fundamental principles of chemistry. Covers fundamental concepts of the atom and molecule, stoichiometry, acid-base reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions, thermochemistry, characteristic properties of anions, gas laws and spectrophotometry. This laboratory accompanies lecture CHEM 1153. The combination of CHEM 1153 and CHEM 1154 meets liberal education category 4 requirements. prereq: Previous or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1153 or 1173; credit will not be granted if already received for CHEM 1151, 1161 or 1174.
CHEM 1173 - General Chemistry I for Majors (NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02278 - CHEM 1173/CHEM 1153/CHEM 1161
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Intended for students pursuing majors in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Coverage of chemistry principles exemplified by study of elements, compounds, and their reactions. Covers concepts of atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, intermolecular forces, gases, liquid and solutions, and other selected topics. Fundamental of applied concept will be explored and enriched using a range of mathematical tools. Additional topics introducing majors to the field and profession will be covered. The companion laboratory course, CHEM 1174 should be taken concurrently. prereq: One year high school chemistry, Math ACT 24 or higher or a grade of at least a C- in Math 1005, BS-Chemistry major or BS-Biochemistry major or BA-Chemistry major or BA-Biochemistry major or instructor consent. Credit will not be granted if already received for Chem 1151 or 1153 or 1161.
CHEM 1174 - General Chemistry I Lab for Majors (NAT SCI)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02279 - CHEM 1174/CHEM 1154
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Intended for students pursuing majors in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Basic laboratory skills covering fundamental principles of chemistry. Covers concepts of atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, acid-base reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions, thermochemistry, characteristic properties of anions, gas laws, and spectrophotometry. Fundamental and applied concepts will be explored and enriched using a range of mathematical tools. The laboratory accompanies lecture CHEM 1173 and should be taken concurrently. prereq: Previous or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1173 or 1153
CHEM 1155 - General Chemistry II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02280 - CHEM 1175/CHEM 1155/CHEM 1162
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamental principles of chemistry exemplified by study of elements, compounds, and their reactions. Covers intermolecular forces, properties of liquids, solids and solution, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, solubility, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and other selected topics. Solid knowledge of college algebra and General Chemistry I is required. The companion laboratory course CHEM 1156 should be taken concurrently. prereq: 1151 or 1153 or 1161 or 1173; credit will not be granted if already received for 1152, 1162 or 1175.
CHEM 1156 - General Chemistry Lab II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02281
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamental principles of chemistry exemplified by laboratory study of elements, compounds, and their reactions. Covers titration, intermolecular forces, colligative properties, kinetics, chemical equilibria, and qualitative analysis. This laboratory accompanies lecture CHEM 1155. prereq: 1151 or 1161 or 1154 or 1174, concurrent or previous enrollment in CHEM 1155; credit will not be granted if already received for Chem 1152, 1162 or 1176.
CHEM 1175 - General Chemistry II for Majors
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02280 - CHEM 1175/CHEM 1155/CHEM 1162
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Intended for students pursuing majors in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Coverage of chemistry principles exemplified by study of elements, compounds, and their reactions. Covers concepts of solids and solutions, chemical kinetics and reaction mechanisms, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, solubility, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, descriptive chemistry of the elements, coordination chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and other specific topics. Fundamental and applied concepts will be explored and enriched using a range of mathematical tools. Additional topics introducing majors to the field and profession will be covered. The companion laboratory course, CHEM 1176 should be taken concurrently. prereq: CHEM 1173 or CHEM 1153 and BS-Chemistry major or BS-Biochemical major or BA-Chemistry major of BA-Biochemistry major or by instructor consent
CHEM 1176 - General Chemistry II Lab for Majors
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02281
Prerequisites: previous of concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1175
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Intended for students pursuing majors in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Basic laboratory skills covering fundamental principles of chemistry: elements, compounds and their reactions. Covers titration, intermolecular forces, colligative properties, kinetics, chemical equilibria, and qualitative analysis. Fundamental and applied concept will be explored and enriched using a range of mathematical tools. The laboratory accompanies lecture CHEM 1175 and should be taken concurrently. prereq: previous of concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1175
MATH 1290 - Calculus for the Natural Sciences (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01420 - Math1290/1296/1596
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Differential and integral calculus needed for modeling in earth and life sciences. Computational software. Not intended for students in mathematics, engineering, or physical sciences. prereq: Math ACT 27 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1250 or department consent
MATH 1296 - Calculus I (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01420 - Math1290/1296/1596
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
First part of a standard introduction to calculus of functions of a single variable. Limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, and their applications. prereq: Math ACT 27 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1250 or department consent
MATH 1297 - Calculus II (LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01421 - Math 1597/1297
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Second part of a standard introduction to calculus. Vectors, applications of integrals, transcendental functions, series, and multivariable functions and partial derivatives. prereq: A grade of at least C- in 1290 or 1296 or 1596
PHYS 2013 - General Physics I (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Calculus-based introduction to Newtonian Mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2014 should be taken concurrently. The combination of PHYS 2013 and 2014 meets liberal education category 4. prereq: previous or concurrent registration in PHYS 2014. Prerequisite of Math 1290 or 1296 or 1596; credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1201 or 2011.
PHYS 2017 - Honors: General Physics I (NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced coverage of General Physics topics that include Newtonian Mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat. Mathematically and conceptually demanding problem solving techniques. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2014, should be taken concurrently. The combination of PHYS 2014 and PHYS 2017 meets liberal education natural science with lab. prereq: Previous or concurrent registration in PHYS 2014. Previous or concurrent registration in Math 1290 or Math 1296 or 1596, or physics major or instructor permission. Credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1201 or PHYS 2011 or PHYS 2013.
PHYS 2014 - General Physics Lab I (NAT SCI)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Calculus-based introduction to Newtonian Mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat exemplified by laboratory study. This laboratory accompanies lecture PHYS 2013 and should be taken concurrently. The combination of PHYS 2013 and 2014 meets liberal education category 4. prereq: previous or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 2013
PHYS 2015 - General Physics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2016, should be taken concurrently. prereq: previous or concurrent registration in 2016. Prerequisite of 2011 or 2013 and 2014, Math 1297 or 1597; credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1202, 1204 or 2012.
PHYS 2018 - Honors General Physics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced coverage of calculus-based introduction to electricity magnetism and optics. Mathematically and conceptually demanding problem solving techniques. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2016 should be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: Previous or concurrent registration in PHYS 2016; PHYS 2013 or 2017; co-registration in or prior completion of Math 1287 or 1597 or instruction permission. Credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1202 or 1204 or 2012 or 2015.
PHYS 2016 - General Physics Lab II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics exemplified by laboratory study. This laboratory accompanies lecture PHYS 2015 and should be taken concurrently. prereq: Previous or concurrently enrollment in PHYS 2015 or 2018.
CHE 3231 - Properties of Engineering Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Thermodynamic, mechanical, and kinetic properties of materials: structure and bonding in metals, alloys, corrosion, crystals, semiconductors, polymers, colloids, ceramics, interfaces, and composites. prereq: BSChE cand, 2121, Chem 1152 or 1162
ME 2105 - Introduction to Material Science for Engineers
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Chem 1151 or 1153 and 1154; credit will not be granted if previously given for Engr 2110 or IE 2105.
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Structures and properties of engineering materials, emphasizing metals, composites, polymers, and ceramics. prereq: Chem 1151 or 1153 and 1154; credit will not be granted if previously given for Engr 2110 or IE 2105.
CHE 2121 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of thermodynamic principles to chemical engineering, emphasizing pressure-volume-temperature relationships, thermodynamic laws, thermochemistry, chemical equilibrium, and phase relationships. prereq: 2111 or 2211, (prereq or coreq Math 3280)
CHEM 4641 - Physical Chemistry I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2 yrs chem,(2222 or 2212 or 2242), Math 3280, Phys 2012 or 2015 and 2016
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Quantitative treatment of physical principles and theories in chemistry, including topics in thermodynamics and kinetics. prereq: 2 yrs chem,(2222 or 2212 or 2242), Math 3280, Phys 2012 or 2015 and 2016
ME 2211 - Thermodynamics (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: PHYS 2013; credit will not be granted if already received for ME 3211
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Thermodynamics, thermodynamic properties of liquids and gases, 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics, irreversibility and entropy. Carnot systems, work producing systems, combustion engine cycles, work absorbing systems, refrigeration cycles, psychrometrics. prereq: PHYS 2013; credit will not be granted if already received for ME 3211
PHYS 4031 - Thermal and Statistical Physics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Elements of thermodynamics; principles of statistical physics applied to equilibrium properties of classical and quantum systems. prereq: 2021
CE 2017 - Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Mechanics of Materials
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Vector algebra. Applications of equations of equilibrium to analysis of simple engineering structures and machines. Nature and influence of friction. Elementary theory of statically determinate framed structures. Introductory treatment of stress and strain at a point. Stress-strain relation in two dimensions. Axial loading, torsion, shear and bending moment diagrams, bending stresses, deflection of determinate and indeterminate beams, instability. prereq: MATH 1297, PHYS 2011 or 2013 or 2017 and 2014; credit will not be granted if already received for ENGR 2015 and ENGR 2016 combined.
CE 3027 - Infrastructure Materials
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the behavior and structure of civil engineering materials, including laboratory investigation of physical and mechanical. Materials examined include concrete, steel, wood, asphalt and polymers. prereq: 2017, BSCE candidate
CE 5027 - Advanced Concrete Materials and Repair
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will cover advanced topics related to the behavior of Portland cement concrete and other special concretes. Topics to be covered include: Portland cement production and chemistry; supplementary cementitious materials, mixture design, concrete durability and repair techniques, and other special concretes. prereq: Graduate status or instructor consent
CHE 4141 - Material and Minerals Processing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Flow sheets and unit operations of processes for the separation of commercially valuable minerals from their ores; particle characterization, comminution, concentration, handling; economics, environment, introduction to pyro and hydrometallurgy. prereq: Chem 1153, 1154, Math 1297, Phys 2013
CHE 5131 - Polymer Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [(ChE 2121 or ME 3211), (ChE 3231 or ME 2105)] or Chem 4641 or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Polymeric materials have a tremendous variety of applications in synthetic fibers, packaging, automobiles, electronic instruments, energy, sports, etc. This course will focus on theoretical and engineering applications of polymer design, processing, and production. prereq: [(ChE 2121 or ME 3211), (ChE 3231 or ME 2105)] or Chem 4641 or instructor consent
CHE 5711 - Biomedical Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to the field of Biomedical Engineering. Topics covered include cell and tissue engineering, transport phenomena in biological systems, biomaterials, bioelectricity and neural engineering, development of biomedical devices, and government regulations in the biomedical industry. prereq: 3111, 3112 or grad student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for CHE 4711.
CHEM 4510 - Polymer Chemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02088 - CHEM 4510/5510
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
In this course students will study the synthesis, characterization, and chemical structure-related properties of polymers. Good knowledge of Organic Chemistry is required. Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics will be applied. prereq: 2542 or instructor consent; no grad credit
EE 4611 - Introduction to Solid-State Semiconductors
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamentals of solid-state semiconductors and devices. Quantum mechanical concepts and atomic states, solid-state structure, band structure, semiconductor statistics, and transport. (3 hrs lect) prereq: Phys 2012 or 2015; credit will not be granted if already received for ECE 3611
IE 3122 - Materials Engineering Laboratory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
ASTM standards for testing metals, polymer, ceramic, and composite materials. Measurement of material properties including: yield strength, tensile strength, stiffness, hardness, toughness, and hardenability. Traditional methods of processing materials including: punching, plastic injection molding, thermoforming, sand casting, sheet metal forming, extrusion, welding, polymer matrix composites vacuum bagging. Heat treatment and metallographic study of metals. Estimation of the effects processing techniques have on material properties using both analytical and empirical techniques. Use of Design of Experiments approach for estimation of process control factor effects and modeling of process quality characteristics. Detailed lab report writing and oral presentation of results. prereq: ENGR 1222, BSIE or BSME candidate, concurrent registration in 3130
IE 3130 - Materials Processing Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An introduction to common materials processes and material responses, including thermal and mechanical processing of metals, polymers and composite materials. prereq: Engr 2110 or ME 2105, Engr 2016 or CE 2017, Stat 3411 (concurrent registration is allowed)and BSIE or BSME candidate
ME 5315 - Nondestructive Evaluation of Engineering Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Fundamentals of Ultrasonic and Acoustic Emission NDE are considered including wave propagation, experimental measurement systems, flaw detection and characterization, and material characterization. Labs are used to support the study of ultrasonic and acoustic emission NDE. Other NDE techniques including magnetics, penetrants, eddy currents, thermography, are surveyed. prereq: 3140
ME 5345 - Smart Materials and Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Introduction to smart materials and structures, such as piezoelectric materials, shape memory alloys, magnetostrictive materials, adaptive structures, and active vibration control systems. The course will cover their material properties, modeling methods, and engineering applications in sensors, actuators, energy harvesting, and biomedical devices. prereq: 3140, 3222
PHYS 5041 - Optics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Fundamentals of physical optics. prereq: 2022 or 2001
PHYS 5531 - Introduction to Solid State Physics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Solid structure, thermal, and electronic properties of solids and solid surfaces. prereq: 4021, 4031