Engineering Minors and Interdisciplinary Programs

Adding a minor to your major program of study can help your resume stand out to potential employers. The School of Engineering offers undergraduates a variety of minors.  These minors and interdisciplinary programs can help you to excel within your chosen educational field:

Minor in Electrical Engineering

The electrical engineering minor is designed for students with majors in the sciences, mathematics, mechanical engineering, quantitative methods, and business. This minor serves those who plan to go on to graduate school in engineering and those entering business and industry. The engineering minor offers the opportunity to explore the field of engineering and provides an understanding of the technology of products and processes. It also strengthens pre-med and pre-law candidates who intend to pursue specialized areas such as biomechanics or patent law.

16 credits chosen from

  • ENGR 230 Digital Design 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 240 Circuit Analysis 4 credit(s) *

  • ENGR 330 Design with Microprocessors I 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 331 Design with Microprocessors II 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 340 Signals and Systems 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 342 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 345 Electronics I 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 346 Electronics II 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 350 Introduction to Electronics 4 credit(s) *

  • ENGR 410 Control Systems and Automation 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 431 Design of Embedded Systems 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 460 Engineering Economics and Project Management 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 470 Fundamentals of Mechatronic Engineering I 4 credit(s)

* Credit may not be earned for both ENGR 240 and ENGR 350.

Minor in General Engineering

The general engineering minor provides a broad overview of topics in both electrical and mechanical engineering. It offers the opportunity to explore the field of engineering and provides an understanding of the technology of products and processes. It also strengthens pre-med and pre-law candidates who intend to pursue specialized areas such as biomechanics or patent law. This minor is not available for students majoring in electrical or mechanical engineering.

Required:

  • ENGR 150 Introduction to Engineering I (1 credit)

  • ENGR 171 Engineering Graphics

  • ENGR 230 Digital Design

Plus one of:

  • ENGR 220 Engineering Mechanics I

  • ENGR 240 Circuit Analysis

  • ENGR 330 Microprocessors

  • ENGR 381 Thermodynamics

Plus four additional credits of engineering (ENGR) classes.

Minor in Materials Science and Engineering

Does the development of materials such as carbon fiber composites, superconductors, batteries, 3D printing, tissue engineering, drug delivery systems, solar cells, nanotubes/nanotechnology, and superalloys interest you? If so, the Materials Science and Engineering Interdisciplinary Minor may be just what you need to help distinguish yourself in the field.

Learn more about the Materials Science and Engineering Interdisciplinary Minor.

Minor in Mechanical Engineering

The mechanical engineering minor is designed for students with majors in the sciences, mathematics, electrical engineering, quantitative methods, and business. This minor serves those who plan to go on to graduate school in engineering and those entering business and industry. The engineering minor offers the opportunity to explore the field of engineering and provides an understanding of the technology of products and processes. It also strengthens pre-med and pre-law candidates who intend to pursue specialized areas such as biomechanics or patent law.

16 credits chosen from

  • ENGR 171 Engineering Graphics 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 220 Engineering Mechanics I 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 221 Engineering Mechanics II 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 225 Kinematics and Mechanism Design 2 credit(s)

  • ENGR 320 Machine Design and Synthesis 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 328 Fuel Cell Engineering 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 361 Engineering Materials 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 371 Manufacturing Processes 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 381 Thermodynamics 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 382 Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 385 Thermal Design 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 410 Control Systems and Automation 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 430 Applications of Thermodynamics 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 440 Design with Plastics 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 450 Vibration and Control Theory 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 460 Engineering Economics and Project Management 4 credit(s)

  • ENGR 470 Fundamentals of Mechatronic Engineering I 4 credit(s)

The following 2 credit courses can be substituted for either 171 or 460.

  • ENGR 219 Case Studies in Engineering 2 credit(s)

  • ENGR 326 Fuel Cell Engineering 2 credit(s)

Peace Engineering Program

Designed for engineering students interested in becoming responsible critics of contemporary societies and effective agents for positive social transformations. Students should expect this program to take one additional semester. The study options lead to B.S. degrees in any Engineering field (i.e. civil, computer, electrical or mechanical) and a minor in Peace Engineering.

Learn more about the Peace Engineering Program.