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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2016-2017

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences


Materials Science (MS)

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Professor: Olof E. Echt, Todd S. Gross, Brad Lee Kinsey, James E. Krzanowski, Thomas M. Laue, Igor I. Tsukrov
Associate Professor: Carmela C. Amato-Wierda, Glen P. Miller, Karsten Pohl
Research Associate Professor: Yvon G. Durant, Weihua (Marshall) Ming
Assistant Professor: Jian-Ming Tang
Research Assistant Professor: John G. Tsavalas


Materials Science Minor

Materials Science Minor
Materials science is an interdisciplinary field that involves the research, development, and design of new materials. In the past century, materials scientists have enabled major technological advances in areas such as electronic materials for semiconductors, new metal alloys for aircraft and automotive applications, and new polymers for a host of medical and consumer applications. In order to prepare students for continuing growth and innovation in materials science, the materials science program offers this minor, which is open to all students as UNH. 

The minor offers a broad introduction to materials science, which reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the field. Students must complete at least 18 credits and a minimum of five courses, as described below, with C- or better and a minimum 2.0 grade-point average. No more than 8 credits used to satisfy the student's major requirements may be used toward the minor. Students interested in the minor should contact the director of the materials science program (Prof. James Krzanowski, as early as possible and preferably before the end of their sophomore year.

To complete the minor in materials science, students must take the following courses: ME 561; one course from group A below; one course from group B below; and two to three additional courses from either group A or B (as needed to reach the required 18 credits).

List of approved courses:

ME 561, Introduction to Materials Science, 4 cr. (It is strongly recommended that students take this course during their sophomore year).

Group A: Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Structure of Materials
CHEM 683/685, Physical Chemistry with lab, 5 cr.1
PHYS 508, Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics, 4 cr.1,2.
ME 760, Physical Metallurgy, 4 cr. 
    or ME 795, Special Topics: Physical Metallurgy of Automotive and Aerospace Materials, 3 cr..
MS 762, Electronic Materials Science, 4 cr.
ME 761, Diffraction and Imaging Methods in Materials Science, 4 cr.

Group B: Materials Applications and Properties
CHEM 744/775, Inorganic Chemistry, 5 cr.
CHEM 545/546 or CHEM 547/549 or CHEM 651/653, Organic Chemistry I with lab, 5 cr.
PHYS 718, Condensed Matter Physics, 4 cr.
ME 731, Fracture and Fatigue Engineering Material, 4 cr.
ME 744, Corrosion, 4 cr. 
ME 763, Thin Film Science and Technology, 4 cr.
ME 786, Introduction to Finite Element Analysis, 4 cr.
ME 735, Mechanics of Composite Materials, 4 cr.
ME 795, Special Topics: Materials Processing, 4 cr.

1.Students cannot receive credit towards the minor for both PHYS 508 and CHEM 683/685.
2.Students cannot receive credit towards the minor for PHYS 508 if they have taken ME 503.