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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Earth and Mineral Sciences

Begin Date: Summer 2002
End Date: Fall 2015

Electronic and Photonic Materials Minor

University Park, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (E P M)

Electronic and photonic materials have greatly changed modern life. Without them, computers, telecommunication systems, compact disc players, video cameras, and all the electronics with which we have become accustomed would not be possible. The study of electronic and photonic materials is a natural bridge between the fields of electrical engineering and material science. Students in electrical engineering will benefit from this minor because they will better understand the materials with which they will design electronic and photonic devices, such as transistors on a computer chip or semiconductor lasers in a compact disc player. Training in the field of electronic and photonic materials requires study of the processing and characterization of these materials to help engineers develop ways to lower cost and improve performance. This knowledge will help prepare students to enter the semiconductor industry or pursue graduate studies.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


MATSE 201(3) (Sem: 1-4)
E E 441(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Select 3 credits from E SC 314(3) or an approved E E course (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from MATSE 450(3) or MATSE 455(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from E E 442(3), E SC 445(3), MATSE 400(3), MATSE 401(3), MATSE 402(3), MATSE 413(3), MATSE 417(3), MATSE 430(3), MATSE 435(3), MATSE 450(3), MATSE 455(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2002

Blue Sheet Item #: 29-07-049

Review Date: 01/15/02

UCA Revision #2: 7/27/07



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