Minor in Materials Science & Engineering

The Minor in Materials Science and Engineering is designed to provide undergraduate engineering and science majors in curricula other than MSE with the fundamentals of modern materials science and engineering. To apply for the MSE Minor, you must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.9. Completion of the MSE Minor requires a minimum of 15 credit hours, which include 9 hours of required courses and at least 6 hours of elective courses, as shown below. A grade of C- or better is required in MSE 200, MSE 201 or BME 203. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be maintained in the Minor courses.

Required courses for the MSE Minor

Required Courses Credit Hours Prerequisites
CHOOSE 1:
MSE 200 Mechanical Properties of Engineering Materials
OR
MSE 201 Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials
OR
BME 203 Intro. to the Materials Science of Biomaterials

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MSE 300 Structure of Materials at the Nanoscale 3 MSE 200, MSE 201, or BME 203
MSE 301 Introduction to Thermodynamics of Materials 3 MSE 200, MSE 201, or BME 203

Elective Courses For the MSE Minor

Minimum 6 Credit Hours

Elective Courses Credit Hours Prerequisites
MSE 255 Experimental Methods for Structural Analysis of Materials (Lab Course) 2 MSE 200, MSE 201, or BME 203
MSE 320 Introduction fo Defects in Materials 3 MSE 200, MSE 201, or BME 203
MSE 335 Experimental Methods for Analysis of Material Properties (Lab Course) 2 MSE 200, MSE 201, or BME 203
MSE 355 Electrical, Magnetic, and Optical Properties of Materials 3 PY 208 and MA 341
MSE 370 Microstructure of Inorganic Materials 3 MSE 320
MSE 380 Microstructure of Organic Materials 3 MSE 300 and 1 semester of organic chemistry
MSE/NE 409 Nuclear Materials 3 MSE 200, MSE 201, or BME 203
MSE 455 Polymer Technology and Engineering 3 MSE 380
MSE 460 Microelectronic Materials 3 MSE 355
MSE 465 Introduction to Nanomaterials 3 MSE 200, MSE 201, or BME 203

For further Information Contact

Dr. Cheryl Cass
Teaching Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs
Room 3002B Engineering Building I
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
North Carolina State University
cheryl_cass@ncsu.edu

North Carolina State University