Requirements for the minor in Engineering Composites 

Completion of minor requires 18-21 credits from the following three required and 3-4 elective courses.  Please note that all prerequisites must be satisfied in order to take these courses. A student who wishes to pursue this minor should consult with the undergraduate program director in the Department of Mechanical Engineering before registering for the elective courses. All courses must be taken for a letter grade and a G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher is required for the six-seven courses that constitute the minor.

1.    3 Required Courses (9 credits):

  • MEC 363 Mechanics of Solids
  • MEC 456 Intro to Engineering Mechanics of Composites
  • MEC 457 Engineering Composites Fabrication and Characterization 

2.    3 Elective Courses from the following list (9 to 12 credits):

  • MEC 455 Applied Stress Analysis
  • MEC 442 Introduction to Experimental Stress Analysis
  • ESG 302 Thermodynamics of Materials
  • ESG 332 Materials Science I: Structure and Properties of Materials (Cannot be used by MEC, ESG, and CIV majors)
  • ESM 335 Strength of Materials
  • ESM 369 Polymer Engineering
  • BME 353 Biomaterials or ESM 353 Biomaterials: Manufacture, Properties, and Applications