|Minor Graduate Program Head||Luis Ayala H|
|The Graduate Faculty|
This graduate minor is highly relevant to numerous graduate degree programs associated with energy, materials, and environmental sciences offering a unique set of skills that will benefit graduate students to develop expertise in electrochemical systems that complements their primary focus in batteries, fuel cells, or structural design. The minor will also help expand the students’ knowledge and capabilities in important topics relating to electrochemical and renewable energy fundamentals, devices and systems.
Any graduate student enrolled at Penn State in a related field of study may be admitted to the Electrochemical Science and Engineering graduate minor.
The doctoral minor will consist of no fewer than five 3-credit courses (15 credits) of integrated or articulated work in electrochemical science and engineering, related to but different from, that of the major, drawn from the two lists (500-level courses and 400-level courses) below, with a preponderance of courses at the 500 level. A minimum of 6 credits must be at the 500 level for the doctoral minor.
|EME 541||Electrochemical Science and Engineering Fundamentals||3|
|CHEM 524||Electroanalytical Chemistry||3|
|ESC 501||Solar Cell Devices||3|
|CHE/MATSE 510||Surface Characterization of Materials||3|
|CHE 528||Colloidal Forces and Thermodynamics||3|
|MATSE 560/MNPR 507||Hydrometallurgical Processing||3|
|MATSE 501||Thermodynamics of Materials||3|
|MATSE 503||Kinetics of Materials Processes||3|
|EGEE 420||Hydrogen and Fuel Cells||3|
|EGEE 437||Design of Solar Energy Conversion Systems||3|
|EGEE 441||Electrochemical Engineering Fundamentals||3|
|EME 407||Electrochemical Energy Storage||3|
|ESC 455||Electrochemical Methods Engineering and Corrosion Science||3|
|MATSE 421||Corrosion Engineering||3|
|ME 403||Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Engines||3|
The master’s minor will consist of no fewer than two 3-credit courses (6 credits) of integrated or articulated work in electrochemical science and engineering, related to but different from, that of the major, drawn from the two lists above. A minimum of 3 credits must be at the 500 level for the master’s minor.
A student enrolled in this graduate minor must receive a grade of B- or better in all minor courses.
A representative from the Graduate Faculty in the graduate minor (i.e., a “Minor Field Member”) must be appointed to the dissertation committee of each student enrolled in the doctoral minor in Electrochemical Science and Engineering.
Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.