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Materials Engineering

The materials engineering specialty minor covers the classes of materials, their structure-property relationships, and their manufacturing processes. The goal of the Materials Engineering Specialty Minor is to provide UL Lafayette engineering students with multidisciplinary courses to gain the specialization needed in the research and development of materials and devices. This minor will prepare the engineering graduate to participate in the design and processing of polymers, composites, electronic, magnetic, optical materials and devices, films and coatings, nanomaterials, biomaterials, and smart construction materials.

The curriculum is 18 credit hours with up to six hours can be used for credit toward the student’s engineering degree. The curriculum is composed of a minimum of 12 credit hours selected from the list of core courses and a maximum of six credit hours from the list of elective courses. This minor is only available for engineering majors.

Core Courses

A minimum of 12 credit hours must be selected from this list:

Course Name Credits
CHEE 317 Materials of Engineering 3
CHEE 417(G) Polymer Engineering 3
CHEE 402(G) Corrosion Engineering 3
CHEE 411/412 Biomaterials/ Biomedical Engineering 3
ENGR 219/218 Mechanics of Materials/ Statics and Strength of Materials 3
ITEC 480(G) Applied Composite Materials 3

Elective Courses

A maximum of 6 credit hours may be selected from this list:

Course Name Credits
CIVE 332 Structural Mechanics I 3
EECE 335 Physical Electronics 3
MCHE 467 Machine Design I 3
CHEM 402 Chemistry of Materials 3
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 221 Analytical Chemistry 3
PHYS 301 General Physics III 3
PHYS 347 Quantum Mechanics 3
Revised: Fall 2017