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Materials Science and Engineering Minor

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A minor in Materials Engineering is available to students with an entering cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better.

Requirements for the Minor (18 credits)

The pre- and co-requisites for MSE courses relevant to the minor are


Pre- and Co-requisites

MSE 23000 Pre: CHM 11500, MA 16500

MSE 26000 Pre: MA 26100; Co: MSE 23000, CHM 11600

MSE 27000 

Co: MSE 23000, MA 26100 and MA 26500 (or MA 26200)

MSE 33000 Pre: MSE 23000

MSE 34000 Pre: MA 26600 (or MA 26200), MSE 26000

MSE 37000 Pre: MSE 23000, MSE 27000, PHYS 24100 (or PHYS 27200)

MSE 38200 Pre: MA 26500 (or MA 26200) and Statics/Dynamics Course

MSE 5xx00Pre: MSE 23000 and Consent of Instructor2


  • No laboratory classes can fulfill the MSE minor requirements. This includes MSE 23500 , MSE 33500 , MSE 36700 , MSE 43000 , MSE 44000. 
  • A maximum of 3 credit hours of MSE 49900 can be used towards the MSE minor requirements.
  • Up to two MSE 5xx level courses can be taken to fulfill the 18 credit hours required.
  • If student is BME, ChE, ME, or NE, then MSE 34000  is not allowed. A different course must be selected from the rest of the elective list.
  • A grade of “C” (not “C-“) or better in all of the courses taken toward the MSE minor is required.
  • Generally, all of the above prescribed minor courses must be taken at the Purdue West Lafayette campus.
  • 1 NUCL 32000  and CE 23100  are also acceptable.
  • 2 Prerequisites for MSE 5xx00 courses will vary by course.


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