Materials Engineering Curriculum

A Clarkson undergraduate student can qualify for a Certificate from the Dean of the Coulter School of Engineering verifying satisfactory completion of the coursework necessary to create a minor in Materials Engineering. 

Students seeking the minor must complete 2 required courses and 3 electives from the listed courses below for a minimum of 15 credit hours. Alternative elective courses can seek approval from the Materials Engineering Minor program director.* 

Required Courses for Materials Engineering 

  • ES260 Materials Science and Engineering I
  • ES360 Materials Science and Engineering II

Courses & Prerequisites (choose three from the two lists below):

Engineering Electives
  • ES222 Strength of Materials 
    • Prerequisite: ES220 or permission of the instructor
  • ES241 Solid-State Materials Systems for Advanced Technologies
    • Prerequisites: PH131, CM103 or CM131, MA131 and MA132
  • ES361 Fine Particle Technology
    • Prerequisites: CM104 or CM132
  • ES365 Polymer Materials 
    • Prerequisites: CM104 or CM132
  • ES452 Biomaterials and Biomedical Applications
    • Prerequisites: BY160, CM132, or CM104, MA132, and PH131
  • ES464 Corrosion of Metals
    • Prerequisites: CM132 or CM104 and ES260 
  • MSE451 Advanced Materials Characterization 
    • Prerequisites: CM371, CH210, PH132, and ES260 
  • CE411 Construction Materials Engineering.
    • Co-requisite: CE441
  • CE453 Properties and Performance of Concrete
    • Prerequisite: ES260
  • CH441 Introduction to Nanophotonics 
    • Prerequisites: PH132 and MA232
  • CH484 Polymer Engineering
    • Prerequisites: CH301 or ES330 (either can be taken as a co-requisite)
  • EE341 Microelectronics
    • Prerequisite: ES250
  • EE439 Dielectrics
  • EE443 Semiconductor Material and Devices for Engineers
    • Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission by instructor
  • AE/ME457 Composite Mechanics and Design
    • Prerequisites: ES222 and ES260
  • ME390 Additive Manufacturing
    • Prerequisites: ES260 and ES222 or equivalent
  • ME457 Composite Mechanics and Design 
    • Prerequisites: ES222 and ES260
  • ME492 Welding Metallurgy
    • Prerequisites: ES260 and ME411
Science Electives
  • CM221 Spectroscopy
    • Prerequisites: CM104 or CM132
  • CM430 Colloids and Interfaces
  • CM435 Better Materials through Chemistry
    • Prerequisite: CM241
  • CM475 Sustainable Nanotechnology
    • Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission by instructor
  • CM483 Introduction to Polymer Science
    • Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission by instructor
  • CM485 Nanostructured Materials
    • Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission by instructor
  • PH331 Quantum Physics
    • Prerequisites: PH231 and MA232
  • PH341 Solid State Physics I
    • Prerequisites: PH231, or ES260, or permissions by instructor
  • PH442 Solid State Physics II
    • Prerequisites: PH341 or permission by instructor
  • PH487 Applications of Synchrotron and Electron Based Techniques
    • Prerequisites: PH132 or permission by instructor; ES260 and/or PH231

 *Possible alternative courses include those at the graduate level, such as:

  • ME506 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
    • Prerequisite: permission by instructor
  • ME508 Fracture Mechanics
    • Prerequisite: permission by instructor