Nov 27, 2021  
2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Materials Science and Engineering Minor

A minor in Materials Engineering is available to students with an entering cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better. A MSE Minor will be granted on the completion of the following 18 hrs.


No laboratory classes can fulfill the MSE minor requirements. This includes MSE 23500 , MSE 33500 , MSE 36700 , MSE 43000 , MSE 44000 , and MSE 49900 .

Up to two MSE 5xx level courses can be taken to fulfill the 18 credit hours required.

If student is ME, NE, or ChE, then MSE 34000  is not allowed and the 9 credits must be selected from rest of 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.

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

Class Pre- and Co-requisites
MSE 23000  Pre: CHM 11500 , MA 16500  
MSE 26000  Pre: CHM 11500 , MA 16500 ; Co: MSE 23000  
MSE 27000  Pre: MA 26100 ; Co: MSE 23000 , MA 26500  
MSE 33000  Pre: MSE 23000 ; MSE 26000  
MSE 34000  Pre: MA 26600  
MSE 37000  Pre: MSE 23000 , MSE 27000 , PHYS 24100  
MSE 38200  Pre: MA 26500  and Statics/Dynamics Course
MSE 5xx00 Pre: MSE 23000  and Consent of Instructor2


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