The M.E. Curriculum provides enough flexibility to make it relatively easy to minor in another discipline. Courses used to fulfill a minor may be substituted for two of the five required technical electives with departmental approval. However, if the minor is not completed then appropriate technical electives must be taken, even if the substitute courses have already been taken. Most minors consist of at least 20 credit hours with a C- or better in each course and a 2.00 grade-point average in courses that the minor department approves.

Many students choose to minor in business administration, economics, materials science, ocean engineering, oceanography, electrical engineering, math, and foreign languages. Other minors may require a summer in residence to take overload courses. Students should contact the specific department of the minor to get a list of the required minor courses.

Mechanical Engineering Minor

ME 441 – Engineering Design & Solid Modeling – 4 credits
ME 525 – Mechanics I – 3 credits
ME 526 – Mechanics II – 3 credits
ME 627 – Mechanics III – 3 credits
ME 503 – Thermodynamics – 3 credits
ME 608 – Fluid Dynamics – 3 credits

EE students who wish to minor in ME:

ME 441 – Engineering Graphics – 4 credits
ME 523 – Intro to Statics & Dynamics – 3 credits
ME 526 – Mechanics II – 3 credits
ME 503 – Thermodynamics – 3 credits
ME 608 – Fluid Dynamics – 3 credits
ME 561 – Introduction to Materials Science – 4 credits

Materials Science Minor

The Materials Science Minor is administered by the Materials Science Program and is open to all students of the University and offers a broad introduction to materials science. Students must complete at least 18 credits and a minimum of five courses as follows: ME 561, Introduction to Materials Science (required); ME 760, Physical Metallurgy I (required); ME 730, Mechanical Behavior of Materials (required); additional courses from the following: ME 731 - Fracture and Fatigue of Engineering Materials; 744, Corrosion; 761, Diffraction and Imaging Methods in Materials Science; 762, Electronic Materials Science; 763, Thin Film Science and Technology; and 795, Special Topics in Materials Science.

By mid-semester of their junior year, interested students should consult the minor supervisor, James Krzanowski, Mechanical Engineering Department.

Ocean Engineering Minor

Students wishing to take the ocean engineering minor should indicate their interest to the ocean engineering minor advisor, Kenneth C. Baldwin, Department of Mechanical Engineering, no later than the beginning of the junior year.

For more information please see their website.

Minor Forms

All students pursuing a minor must complete both an intent to minor form and a completion of minor form. These forms are available in the ME office.