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Materials Engineering Minor

 
The primary responsibility of most engineers is the design and manufacture of industrial components and products. These products, be it a machinery or device, are usually comprised of engineering materials. Thus, an essential component of any engineering project is materials science and engineering, regardless of the discipline involved.
 
Engineers with a background in materials science invariably find enhanced professional growth, and demonstrate greater versatility and employability. This is aptly illustrated by job listings in the state of Ohio, in which “Materials Engineering” is the second most common keyword after “Mechanical Engineering”. These numbers reflect a nationwide trend, as shown by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, which projects a 9% annual growth rate for positions in materials engineering over the next decade. A program of study in materials engineering is thus increasingly relevant in any engineer’s educational experience and as a valuable, career-boosting component of a professional CV.
 
With these requirements, a Materials Engineering Minor program of study is needed under the semester system. The focus of this program is to increase students’ knowledge of materials so as to broaden their Co-Op choices and experiences, and to augment their job prospects. The minor is designed to be flexible so that diverse disciplines including all Engineering majors in CEAS at UC can tailor the courses taken under this program, as suited to their individual needs. 
 
The university requirement for a minor is 21 semester credits. Of these, 12 credits are to be satisfied by core materials courses. The remaining credits can be fulfilled by courses already existing in the individual programs, which have significant materials component. The proposed minor has only two required courses: one is MTEN 3076 (“Materials Selection in Design”), which is an introductory course designed to teach students about basic materials properties, the various types of engineering materials, and how they can select and design materials for particular applications and needs. The other required course is Thermodynamics, which can be satisfied by any thermodynamics course offered in CEAS. All other courses are left to the students’ discretion.

 

 The minor consists of the following parts:
 
  1. Two required basic courses: MTEN3076, Materials selection in design; and any one of the following thermodynamics courses: AEEM2022, CHE2064, CHE3062,  CVE2005, MECH2010.
 
  1. At least three total courses in materials at a basic or advanced level. These courses can be taken from any of MTEN 20xx, 30xx, 40xx, 50xx, 60xx levels, as long as at least one of them is at a 50xx level or below.
 
  1. Two courses from a master list of approved courses in the individual programs. This list includes courses from engineering and the physical sciences that have significant materials content (ex: MECH2030 “Solid Mechanics” and AEEM1001/ENED1030 “Statics & Basic Strength of Materials”). This list will be continually updated.
 
  1. Substitutions are possible when classes not listed are similar to those listed, or if a particular class is not available.
 
           
Courses Minor in Materials Engineering
21 credits (Table 1)
Two Required Courses
 
 
MTEN3076     Material Selection in Design
 
Thermodynamics (any of the following)
AEEM2022     Thermodynamics and Energy Systems
CHE2064        Material and Energy Balances
CHE3062        CHE Thermodynamics
CVE2005        Fluid Mechanics/Thermodynamics
MECH2010     Thermodynamics
MTEN3082     Introduction to Thermodynamics
At least three MTEN or EME Electives
 
Choose at least 1 from 3xxx, 4xxx, 5xxx level.

MTEN3010     Ceramic Materials
MTEN3012     Intro to Metallurgy
MTEN3050C   Materials Processing           
MTEN3052C   Introduction to Polymer Processing
MTEN3062     Corrosion Control
MTEN4030     Composites
MTEN4051C   Physical Properties of Polymers
MTEN4052C   Polymer Materials and Engineering
MTEN6010L   Physical Properties of Solids
MTEN6011     Nano-materials Science
MTEN6026     Polymer Composites
MTEN6034     Physics of Polymer Properties
MTEN6037     Soft Matter
MTEN6041     Functional Ceramic Devices
MTEN6042     Composite Materials
MTEN6047     Electrical and Optical Properties of Ceramics
MTEN6049     Magnetic, Dielectric, and Sensor Properties
MTEN6060     Corrosion
MTEN6070     Phase Transformations
MTEN6096     Smart Materials
MTENXXXX     All MTEN 3000, 4000, 5000, and 6000 level courses                            
MTEN 6XXX      All other dual level MTEN courses        

      
Two UG electives from students’ engineering major program
 
For instance, for a student from the Biomedical Engineering Program, he or she must take two courses from the three enlisted BME courses.
 
It is possible for students to take courses from other engineering programs with the permission of the Materials Minor Director.
BME1030       Statics and BSOM
ENED1030     Statics and BSOM
BME4051C     Biomaterials in Medical Devices
BME6024       Joint Biomechanics and Measurement Methods
BME6030       Functional Tissue Engineering
 
CVE2003C     Construction Materials + Lab
CVE6011       Advanced Strengths of Materials
 
MECH2020    Statics and Particle Dynamics
MECH2030    Solid Mechanics
MECH6010    Advanced Strength of Materials
MECH6085    Advanced Biomechanics
 
AEEM1001     Statics/BSOM
AEEM3062     Computational Mechanics
AEEM4052C   Mechanics of Solids
AEEM5042      Aerospace Materials
 
EECE2077       Semiconductor Devices
EECE4982       Solid Sate Electronics II
EECE4974       Electromagnetic Fields II
EECE4965       Electronics Laboratory
 
CHE6059        Inorganic Membranes
CHE6076        Colloid Science
CHE6089        Zeolites
CHE6099        Interfacial Phenomena
CHE6058        Fuel Cells II: Applications
 
Total credits: 21
 

                                                                             
 
Considering the differences in curriculums and educational emphasis, a set of materials engineering courses is identified for each engineering program, in consultation with the program directors and faculty members, as listed in the following tables. These courses are also recommended by the Materials Engineering Minor Committee of the Materials Science and Engineering program.
 

 

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING – COURSE LIST
 
 
Course Number and Title
Semester and Year
Grade
Required Courses
1)    MTEN 3076 – Materials Selection in Design
2)    AEEM 2022 – Thermodynamics
 
 
MTEN Electives (at least 3)
3)    MTEN 4030 – Composites
4)    MTEN 3012 – Introduction to Metallurgy
5)    MTEN 3052C – Introduction to Polymer Processing
6)    MTEN 4051C – Physical Properties of Polymers
7)    MTEN 6026 – Polymer Composites
8)    MTEN 3010 Ceramic Materials
 
 
Other Electives (at least 2)
Two UG electives from students’ own engineering major program (see Table 1)
 
 
 
 

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING – COURSE LIST

 
Course Number and Title
Semester and Year
Grade
Required Courses
1)    MTEN3076 – Materials Selection in Design
2)    Thermodynamics
 
 
MTEN or EME Electives (at least 3)
3)    MTEN 3062 - Corrosion Control
4)    MTEN 3012 – Introduction to Metallurgy
5)    MTEN 4051C - Physical Prop of Polymers
6)    MTEN 4030 - Composites
 
 
Other Electives (at least 2)
Two UG electives from students’ own engineering major program (see Table 1)
 
 
 
 

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING – COURSE LIST
 
 
Course Number and Title
Semester and Year
Grade
Required
Courses
1)    MTEN 3076 – Materials Selection in Design
2)    CHE 2064 – Material and Energy Balances
3)    CHE 3062 – CHE Thermodynamics
 
 
MTEN Electives (at least 3)
4)    MTEN 3052C – Introduction to Polymer Processing
5)    MTEN 4051C – Physical Properties of Polymers
6)    MTEN 4052C – Polymer Materials and Engineering
7)    MTEN 3012 – Introduction to Metallurgy
8)    MTEN 6034 – Physics of Polymer Properties
9)    MTEN 6037 – Soft Matter
 
 
Other Electives (at least 2)
Two UG electives from students’ own engineering major program (see Table 1)
 
 
 

 

CIVIL ENGINEERING – COURSE LIST
 
 
Course Number and Title
Semester and Year
Grade
Required Courses
1)    MTEN 3076 – Materials Selection in Design
2)    CVE 2005 – Fluid Mechanics/Thermodynamics
 
 
MTEN Electives (at least 3)
3)    MTEN 3062 - Corrosion Control
4)    MTEN 3012 – Introduction to Metallurgy
5)    MTEN 4051C - Physical Prop of Polymers
6)    MTEN 4030 – Composites
7)    MTEN 3010 – Ceramic Materials
 
 
Other Electives (at least 2)
Two UG electives from students’ own engineering major program (see Table 1)
 
 
 
 

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING – COURSE LIST

 
 
Course Number and Title
Semester and Year
Grade
Required Courses
1)    MTEN 3076 – Materials Selection in Design
2)     MTEN 3082 – Introduction to Thermodynamics
 
 
MTEN Electives (at least 3)
3)    MTEN 6010L – Physical Properties of Solids
4)    MTEN 6026 – Polymer Composites
5)    MTEN 6041 – Functional Ceramic Devices
6)    MTEN 6047 – Electrical and Optical Properties of Ceramics
7)    MTEN 6049 – Magnetic, Dielectric, and Sensor Properties of Materials
8)    MTEN 6096 – Smart Materials
 
 
Other Electives (at least 2)
Two UG electives from students’ own engineering major program (see Table 1)
 
 
 
 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING – COURSE LIST
 
 
Course Number and Title
Semester and Year
Grade
Required Courses
1)    MTEN 3076 – Materials Selection in Design
2)    MTEN 3082 – Thermodynamics
 
 
MTEN Electives (at least 3)
3)    MTEN 3012 – Introduction to Metallurgy
4)    MTEN 30xx – Composites
5)    MTEN 30xx – Introduction to Metallurgy
6)    MTEN 3010 – Ceramic Materials
7)    MTEN 6052 – Polymer Processing
8)    MTEN 6060 – Corrosion
 
 
Other Electives (at least 2)
Two UG electives from students’ own engineering major program (see Table 1)
 
 
 

 

 
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING – COURSE LIST

 
Course Number and Title
Semester and Year
Grade
Required Courses
1)    MTEN 3076 – Materials Selection in Design
2)    MECH 2010 – Thermodynamics
 
 
MTEN Electives (at least 3)
3)    MTEN 3012 – Introduction to Metallurgy
4)    MTEN 4030 – Composites
5)    MTEN 3062 – Corrosion Control
6)    MTEN 3010 – Ceramic Materials
7)    MTEN 6097 – Mechanical Behavior of Materials
8)    MTEN 4051C – Physical Properties of Polymers
 
 
Other Electives (at least 2)
Two UG electives from students’ own engineering major program (see Table 1)