2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 22, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Materials Science and Engineering Minor


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College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Dr. Jiyu Fang, jfang@ucf.edu, 407-823-0609

The field of “materials” encompasses concepts in many diverse fields ranging from chemistry, physics, and optics to mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering. Rapid advances in technology have dramatically increased the importance of materials science and engineering to society. Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is the study of the structure/processing/properties relationships of engineering materials. Modern MSE encompasses a broad range of materials, from traditional metallurgy to biological materials, polymers, ceramics, semiconductors, composites, and optical and magnetic materials, as well as numerous nanotechnology materials. The study of materials science allows students considerable freedom to the depth of their understanding of such materials while being simultaneously engaged in real world research. Participants in this minor will be able to improve their understanding, awareness and job skills in material selection and application to have additional opportunities and advantages to pursue a career in Engineering. Students taking graduate level EMA courses as Restricted Electives can use them for the Accelerated BS-to-MS program in Materials Science and Engineering.

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum UCF GPA of 2.5 is required for acceptance into this minor.

Minor Requirements

  • None

Prerequisite Courses

  • None

Required Courses (9 Credit Hours)


Restricted Electives (9 Credit Hours)


Select one of the following courses: (3 Credit Hours)


On properties of materials

Select one of the following courses: (3 Credit Hours)


On applications of materials

Select one of the following courses: (3 Credit Hours)


On materials processing, testing and characterization

Foreign Language Requirements


  • None

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 18


Other Requirements


  • A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) or better in all courses inthe minor.
  • A Bachelors degree must be completed at the time minor is awarded.
  • At least 12 hours of courses with EGN and/or EMA prefixes must be used toward the minor requirements.
  • Internship or Independent Study credit cannot be used toward the minor.

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