Physical Metallurgy (PME)
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering offers the minor in Physical Metallurgy, suitable for Engineering Science students or for non-Engineering Science students who seek to obtain a more thorough understanding of the engineering sciences. Physical metallurgy is the study of the structure of metals and its influence on material properties and performance. It is an essential component of many areas of mechanical, manufacturing, civil, and materials engineering in the aerospace, automobile, transportation, energy, environmental, biomedical, and electronics industries as well as in engineering research and design for military and government applications. The courses in the minor provide the student with a broad introduction to the engineering science principles and applications associated with physical metallurgy.
Computer Engineering, Engineering Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Applied Mathematics and Statistics students can assemble a sequence of courses with 18 to 24 credits to satisfy an Engineering Science minor. Courses used to satisfy the requirements of the minor may not be used to satisfy requirements of another minor in Engineering Science. The student's program must be approved by the undergraduate program director.