Students majoring in other departments at the University of Washington can receive a minor in Materials Science & Engineering.
Admission to the Minor
There is no formal admission process for the minor; you formally declare the minor with your major adviser. Students need to declare the minor in order to be eligible to receive entry codes for all MSE Minor courses except MSE 170.
Minor Prerequisite Courses
MSE 170 may be taken in any quarter before you start the remaining courses. The remaining course sequence begins Autumn quarter.
Students in the 300-level Minor courses are assumed to have completed the same prerequisite courses as Junior students in the MSE major, including these courses:
- MATH 124, 125, 126 and 307
- PHYS 121, 122
- CHEM 142, CHEM 152
Required courses for the MSE minor
To earn a minor in MSE, students must complete the following courses:
|Course #||Course name||Credits||Quarter offered||Prerequisites|
|MSE 170||Fundamentals of Materials Science||4||Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer||CHEM 142|
|MSE 321||Thermodynamics & Phase Equilibrium||4||Autumn||None|
|MSE 331||Crystallography & Structure||3||Autumn||170|
|MSE 322||Kinetic & Microstructure Evolution||4||Winter||321|
|MSE 342||Materials Processing I||3||Winter||170, 321|
|MSE 351||Electron Theory of Engr. Materials||3||Winter||170, 331|
|MSE 333||Materials Characterization||3||Spring||170, 331, 351|
|MSE 352||Functional Properties of Materials I||3||Spring||351|
|MSE 362||Mechanical Behavior of Materials||3||Spring||170|