Materials Science and Engineering Minors

Materials Science and Materials Engineering are intimately related.  In fact, Materials Science and Engineering is the most common name for academic materials programs.  To solve engineering problems related to materials design, selection and processing are critical to understanding materials science.  Thus, our Materials Engineering program covers both materials science and engineering.

In designing a materials-related minor, initial investation suggested Auburn students had a divided interest in the science side and in the engineering side.  Since it would be difficult to adequately address both aspects in an 15-hour minor, Material Engineering offers separate minors to meet the interests of both students interested in an engineering emphasis and those interested in a science emphasis.

Minor in Materials Engineering (15 hours)

Required Courses:

MATL 2100: Introduction to Materials Science (3) MATL 3100: Engineering Materials – Metals (3) MATL 3200: Engineering Materials – Polymers (3) MATL 3300: Engineering Materials – Ceramics (3)

Elective Courses (at least 3 credit hours from the following):

MATL 2210: Materials for Sustainable Energy Production and Storage (1)

MATL 2220: Materials and the Environment (1)

MATL 2230: Mineral Resources: Processing and Availability (1)

MATL 3101: Metallography Laboratory (1)

MATL 3201: Polymer and Composites Laboratory (1)

MATL 4500: Materials Properties and Selection (4)* 

MATL 5600: Corrosion (3)*MATL 5700: Biomaterials (3)*

MATL 5750: Microstructure and Mechanics of Skeletal Tissues (3)*

*Last three courses are not offered every year.


Minor in Materials Science (15 hours)

MATL 2100: Introduction to Materials Science (3)

MATL 5100: Thermodynamics of Materials Systems (3) 

MATL 5200: Crystallography (2)

MATL 5201: X-Ray Diffraction Laboratory (1)

MATL 5300: Phase Transformations in Materials Processing (3)

MATL 5400: Physics of Solids (3) or PHYS 5610: Intro. to Solid State Physics

Last Updated: May 09, 2017