Academic Programs Catalog

College of Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Materials Science and Engineering

The Minor in Materials Science and Engineering, which is administered by the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, provides students with a basic foundation in materials science that is applicable to many disciplines. The minor also offers opportunities for students to work in industry, research, or government, as well as to prepare for graduate study in materials science.
The minor is available as an elective to students in a bachelor’s degree program in the College of Engineering, other than the Bachelor of Science Degree in Materials Science and Engineering. With the approval of the college, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.
Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor must apply to the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. To be accepted into the minor, the student must be admitted into the College of Engineering. Enrollment for some MSE courses may be limited. Application forms are available at www.chems.msu.edu.
 
Requirements for the Minor in Materials Science and Engineering

Complete 18 credits from the following:

1. Both of the following courses (6 credits):
MSE 250 Materials Science and Engineering 3
MSE 360 Fundamentals of Microstructural Design 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
MSE 260 Electronic, Magnetic, Thermal and Optical Properties of Materials 3
MSE 310 Phase Equilibria in Materials 3
MSE 320 Mechanical Properties of Materials 3
MSE 370 Synthesis and Processing of Materials 3
3. Three of the following courses (9 credits):
MSE 310 Phase Equilibria in Materials 3
MSE 320 Mechanical Properties of Materials 3
MSE 370 Synthesis and Processing of Materials 3
MSE 410 Materials Foundations for Energy Applications 3
MSE 425 Biomaterials and Biocompatibility 3
MSE 460 Electronic Structure and Bonding in Materials and Devices 3
MSE 465 Design and Application of Engineering Materials 3
MSE 466 Design and Failure Analysis (W) 3
MSE 474 Ceramic and Refractory Materials 3
MSE 476 Physical Metallurgy of Ferrous and Aluminum Alloys 3
MSE 481 Spectroscopic and Diffraction Analysis of Materials 3
A course used to fulfill requirement 2. above may not be used to fulfill this requirement.