Approval for Minor Form
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Polymers & Materials Science Minor
The Polymers and Materials minor is an interdisciplinary minor and includes courses from Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics.
The goal of the minor is to provide students with knowledge and skills in the polymer and materials sciences so that they are better prepared to enter relevant industries, including semiconductor electronics, plastics and rubber, and advanced composites.
These industries are important in the Texas industrial base and also form the basis for major US export surpluses and for US defense industries.
The Polymers and Materials Science Minor consists of 18 or more hours of coursework, six of which must be taken outside the student's major.
Two courses are required:
- CHE 5344 − Polymers and Materials Laboratory
The remaining courses should be selected from the following list:
- CHE 4340 − Polymer Processing
- CHE 4341 − Polymerization Engineering
- CHE 4342 − Polymer Physics & Engineering
- CHE 5346 − Polymer Viscoelasticity
- CHEM 3306 − Organic Chemistry II
- CHEM 4310 − Polymer Chemistry
- CHE 4398 - Colloid Science and Engineering
- CHE 4394 - Soft Matter Engineering
- ECE 4381 − VLSI Processing
- ME 3228 − Materials and Mechanics Laboratory
Prerequisites for all of these courses will be enforced
The bioengineering minor is an interdisciplinary minor and includes courses from biology, chemistry, and engineering. The goal of the minor is to provide engineering students with sufficient knowledge and skills in biology and in engineering to prepare them to enter graduate research programs in biomedical and biochemical engineering, including M.D. and Ph.D. programs.
In addition, engineering students completing the minor are well prepared to work as bachelor's degree engineers in specialty biomedical and biochemical companies.
The minor in Bioengineering consists of a minimum of six courses:
- The following four courses are required:
- The remaining two courses must be selected from the following list:
- CE 3309 − Environmental Engineering
- CHE 4363- Biochemical Engineering (If not counted as a required course)
- CHE 4364 − Chemical Engineering Applications in Biological Systems
- CHE 4365 − Biotransport
- CHE 4366 − Biomicrofluidics
- CHE 4385 − Bioprocess Control
- CS 3368 − Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
- CS 4379 − Concurrent and Parallel Programming
- CS 5393 − Bioinformatics
- ECE 4367 − Image Processing
- ECE 5351 − Biomedical Signal Processing
- ECE 5355 − Genomic Signal Processing and Control
- ECE 5356 − Bioinstrumentation/Biosensors (If not counted as a required course)
- ENVE 4385 − Microbial Applications in Environmental Engineering
- ENVE 4399 − Biological Municipal Wastewater Treatment
- IE 3361 − Work Analysis and Design
- IE 4361 − Engineering Design for People
- IE 4362 − Industrial Ergonomics
- IE 4363 − Work and Product Safety Engineering
- BIOL 3320 or CHEM 3310 or MBIO 3401 − Cell Biology or Molecular Biochemistry or Principles of Microbiology
Chemical Engineering Minor
A minor in chemical engineering is available. The minor consists of 18 or more hours of coursework in chemical engineering, including all of the following:
- CHE 2410 − Introduction to Chemical Process
- CHE 2421 − Thermodynamics I
- CHE 3315 − Fluid Mechanics
- CHE 3322 − Thermodynamics II
- CHE 3326 − Heat Transfer
Prerequisites for all of these courses will be enforced. The remaining course(s) should be selected from current CHE course offerings.
- Department of Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Advisors:
- Department of Chemistry Undergraduate Advisor:
- Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Undergraduate Advisor:
- Department of Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Advisors: