CUGS in Materials Engineering

CUGS in Materials Engineering

Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Materials Engineering

The Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Materials Engineering seeks to provide recognition for students’ completion of 12 credits in materials science and engineering-related courses. Proficiency in this area is a valuable credential, as graduating science and engineering students with materials expertise are in demand for jobs in academia, industry, government labs, and the non-profit arenas.

Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Materials Engineering  12 s.h.

The requirements include the following five courses:

CHE06.381 Chemical Engineering Materials 2 s.h.
  Jr/Sr Clinic Materials-related project (semester 1) 2 s.h.
  Jr/Sr Clinic Materials-related project (semester 2) 2 s.h.
  Chemical Engineering or Chemistry elective 2 s.h.
  Out of discipline elective  3 s.h.

Total  12 s.h.

Determination of which clinic projects count towards the CUGS in Materials Engineering is up to the discretion of the CUGS program advisor. Approval is granted based on an individual basis, following consultation with the clinic project manager. Clinic projects that involve components related to the discovery, design, or characterization of materials, with an emphasis on solids, will qualify for CUGS credit.

The two electives for the CUGS are chosen from an approved list. Available electives depend on the semester offering with Engineering and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Approval is up to the discretion of the CUGS program advisor and is determined based on the relevance of the course content. The following us a list of possible courses for the chemical engineering, chemistry, or out of discipline elective.

CHE06.466 Polymer Processing - CHEM ENG
CHEM07.470 Organic Spectroscopy Analysis - CHEM & BIOCHEM
CHEM08.410 Survey of Molecular Mod. and Methods - CHEM & BIOCHEM
CHEM07.405 Intro to Polymer Chemistry - CHEM & BIOCHEM
ENGR01.283  Mat Science and Manufacturing - MECH ENG