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This is an archived copy of the 2011-2012 Catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://coursecatalog.web.cmu.edu.

Undergraduate Designated Minors in Carnegie Institute of Technology

Undergraduate students in the Carnegie Institute of Technology can elect to complete an interdisciplinary Designated Minor in addition to their regular majors for B.S. degrees. Designated minors have been added to the curriculum of the Carnegie Institute of Technology to promote flexibility and diversity among the college’s engineering students. Independent of a student’s major, he or she is able to pursue a selected designated minor from the following list:

  • Audio Engineering
  • Automation and Control
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Colloids, Polymers and Surfaces Technology
  • Data Storage Systems Technology
  • Electronic Materials
  • Engineering Design
  • Environmental Engineering
  • International Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • Robotics (see "CIT Minors for Non-Engineering Students")

An engineering student may elect to complete a CIT designated minor. Generally, the student takes all the required courses in an engineer-ing major but uses electives to take courses needed to fulfill the requirements of the designated minor.  Upon completion of the requirements of a CIT designated minor and the engineering degree, the minor is a formally recognized on the student’s transcript.

Each of the CIT designated minors is administered by a Program Committee consisting of faculty from all major engineering depart-ments who serve as faculty advisors. Each Program Committee certifies the completion of requirements of the designated minor. But the student’s major department is responsible for approving the degree with a designated minor after reviewing a student’s entire academic record. Any substitution or departure from the published curriculum should be avoided. For example, non-technical courses may not be substituted for required technical courses or electives. Equivalent technical electives offered by a designated minor as substitutions for required courses in a major must be approved by the Head of the student’s major department.

Although a student generally can complete a designated minor without increasing the number of required units for graduation, early planning in electing a designated minor is important. A student also may find that some minors are more compatible than others with his/her major because of different relations between various major and minor requirements. The requirements for these CIT designated minors are listed below.

 


Audio Engineering Designated Minor

Tom Sullivan, Director
Website: http://www.cit.cmu.edu/current_students/services/majors_minors/engineering_minors/audio.html

This sequence is for candidates who are engineering majors with interest in and/or have background in music, recording, sound-editing and/or other music technology areas; or majors from any discipline in the university who have the above interests and who can meet the pre-requisite requirements for the engineering courses in the minor.

Note: Students who do not have the requisite engineering/science/math background should investigate the Minor in Music Technology offered by the School of Music.

Course Requirements

The student must have taken the appropriate pre-requisite courses for the listed courses.

Prerequisite Courses, 0/3 units

Beginning Piano is required of students who do not pass a piano proficiency test.

57-103 Elective Studio 3
Music Courses, 40/43 units

Basic Harmony I is required of students who do not qualify for entrance into Harmony I, based on their scores on the theory placement test.

57-101 Introduction to Music Technology 6
57-149 Basic Harmony I 9
or57-152 Harmony I (9 units)
57-173 Survey of Western Music History * 9
57-188 Repertoire and Listening for Musicians 1
57-337 Sound Recording 6

* co-requisite 57-188 .

(choose two of the courses below)

15-322 Introduction to Computer Music 9
57-338 Sound Editing and Mastering 6
57-347 Electronic and Computer Music 6
57-438 Multitrack Recording 9
Technical Courses, 33 units

Other courses may be taken with the approval of the Audio Engineering Minor Advisor.

33-114 Physics of Musical Sound 9
18-493 Electroacoustics ** 12

** pre-requisites 18-220 and 18-290 .

(choose one of the courses below)

15-211 Fundamental Data Structures and Algorithms 12
18-320 Microelectronic Circuits (+) 12
18-348 Embedded Systems Engineering ** 12
18-349 Embedded Real-Time Systems ** 12
18-391 Noisy Signal Representation and Processing * 12

* pre-requisite 18-290 .

** pre-requisite 18-240 and Course 18-243 Not Found..

+ pre-requisite 18-220 .

 

Units required for minor: 73-79

 


 

Automation and Control Engineering Designated Minor

Bruce Krogh, Director
Office: Porter Hall B22
Website: http://www.cit.cmu.edu/current_students/services/majors_minors/engineering_minors/automation_control.html

The objective of the Designated Minor in Automation and Control Engineering is to expose CIT students to the breadth of knowledge required by the modern practice of control and automation. With this objective in mind, the requirements include not only two courses in control system analysis and design, but also courses on real-time computation, software engineering, hardware implementation, and applications. The minor is expected to attract primarily students from Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The main interdisciplinary component of the minor is between engineering and computer science, although many opportunities exist for creating a program across several CIT departments.

Faculty Advisors

Chemical Engineering — Larry Biegler
All other CIT departments — Bruce Krogh

 

Course Requirements

The minor requires a minimum of six courses as described below:

Note: The course lists below are not necessarily current or complete. Appropriate courses not listed below may be counted toward the requirements for the minor upon approval by one of the departmental the faculty advisors. Students interested in the Automation and Control Engineering Designated Minor are encouraged to look for applicable courses each semester in CIT, CS, and Robotics.

One basic control course:Units
18-370 Fundamentals of Control 12
24-451 Feedback Control Systems 12

 

One course on control system analysis and design:
Course 06-708 not found. - will not be displayed.
Course 18-771 not found. - will not be displayed.

 

One course on computing and software
15-211 Fundamental Data Structures and Algorithms 12
Course 12-741 not found. - will not be displayed.
18-549 Embedded Systems Design 12
Course 18-649 not found. - will not be displayed.

 

One course on hardware implementation:
06-423 Unit Operations Laboratory 9
18-474 Embedded Control Systems 12
18-578 Mechatronic Design 12

 

One course on applications:
06-606 Computational Methods for Large Scale Process Design & Analysis 9
16-311 Introduction to Robotics 12
Course 16-761 not found. - will not be displayed.
24-356 Engineering Vibrations 11
24-351 Structural Analysis 10
xx-xxx Independent project 12

 

One elective course:
xx-xxx Any course in the list above excluding the basic control course category 6-12
15-381 Artificial Intelligence: Representation and Problem Solving 9
15-385 Computer Vision 9
15-413 Software Engineering Practicum 12
15-440 Distributed Systems -Time Software 12
18-348 Embedded Systems Engineering 12
18-349 Embedded Real-Time Systems 12
18-491 Fundamentals of Signal Processing - Fall 12
Course 18-771 not found. - will not be displayed.
24-341 Manufacturing Sciences 9

 

 

Biomedical Engineering Minor

Jeffrey O. Hollinger, Director
www.bme.cmu.edu
Campus Office for Student Affairs: Doherty Hall 2100

BME offers a minor program for those students who desire coordinated training in BME but may not have the time to pursue the BME additional major. The Biomedical Engineering Minor is designed to train students to apply engineering techniques to problems in medicine and biology. Emphasis is placed on describing biological organisms as engineering systems and on applying engineering technology to clinical and laboratory situations.

Upon completing the Biomedical Engineering Minor, the student may elect to continue graduate studies in Biomedical engineering or basic biomedical sciences at either the master's or Ph.D. level. In addition, some of the courses in BME minor will assist students in preparing for medical school. Students who pursue jobs in biomedical engineering are involved in developing and improving medical devices, automating medical procedures using information technology, characterizing the operation of physiological systems, designing artificial organs, and altering microbes and mammalian cells for the production of useful drugs and chemicals.

The Biomedical Engineering Minor accepts undergraduate students from both within and outside CIT. Students in the minor program can choose from a wide range of electives to build skills in a number of areas of biomedical engineering. Students who wish to complete the Biomedical Engineering Designated Minor should contact the Associate Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Requirements for CIT students: five courses, minimum of 48 units

03-121 Modern Biology 9
42-101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (co-req. or pre-req. 03-121) 12
42-202 Intro to Mammalian Physiology (pre-req. 03-121 or permission of instructor) 9
xx-xxx Elective I 
xx-xxx Elective II 

Requirements for non-CIT students: six courses, minimum of 60 units

03-121 Modern Biology 9
42-101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (co-req. or pre-req. 03-121) 12
xx-xxx A second Introductory Engineering Course * 
42-202 Intro to Mammalian Physiology (pre-req. 03-121 or permission of instructor) 9
xx-xxx Elective I (#) 
xx-xxx Elective II (+) 

Electives may be selected from the following:

1. Any Track Gateway, Track Elective or Track Capstone course selected from any of the four Biomedical Engineering tracks. A list of track electives is provided under the BME Additional Major listing in the catalog and is periodically updated on this website.

2. Any course with a 42-5xx or 42-6xx number.

3. 42-203 Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (or the cross-listed version 03-206 for students in the Health Professions Program)**.

4. One semester of 42-200 Sophomore BME Research Project, 42-300 Junior BME Research Project, 42-400 Senior BME Research Project or Course 39-500 Not Found., as long as the research project is supervised by a regular or courtesy Biomedical Engineering faculty member and the project is conducted for 9 or more units of credit.

5. Some Special Topics, newly offered or intermittently offered courses may be acceptable as track electives.  Students should consult with their advisors and petition the BME Undergraduate Affairs Committee for permission to include such courses as track electives.

Notes:

* Select either 06-100 Introduction to Chemical Engineering, 12-100 Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering, 18-100 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering, 19-101 Introduction to Engineering and Public Policy, 27-100 Engineering the Materials of the Future, or 24-101 Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. Note that corequisites are required for these courses.

# This course cannot be a required course in the student’s major.

+ This course must be a Biomedical Engineering Track Gateway, Track Elective or Track Capstone course that is offered by one of the CIT Departments (06-xxx, 12-xxx, 18-xxx, 19-xxx, 24-xxx, 27-xxx or 42-xxx).  The only exception is that 03-232 , the biotechnology version of Biochemistry I taught each spring by the Department of Biological Sciences, is also acceptable provided students meet the prerequisite and corequisites for that course.

** Priority for enrollment in 42-203 or 03-206 will be given to students who have declared the Additional Major in Biomedical Engineering.  If sufficient room in the course remains after all majors have been accommodated in a given semester, students who have declared the Biomedical Engineering Designated Minor will be given the next priority for enrollment.  If space still allows, other students will be enrolled.


 

 

Colloids, Polymers and Surfaces Designated Minor

Annette Jacobson, Director
Office: Doherty Hall 3102B
Website: http://www.cit.cmu.edu/current_students/services/majors_minors/engineering_minors/cps.html

The sequence of courses in the Colloids, Polymers and Surfaces (CPS) designated minor provides an opportunity to explore the science and engineering of fine particles and macromolecules as they relate to complex fluids and interfacially engineered materials. These topics are very relevant to technology and product development in industries that manufacture pharmaceuticals, coatings and paints, pulp and paper, biomaterials, surfactants and cleaning products, cosmetics and personal care products, food, textiles and fibers, nanoparticles, polymer/plastics, composite materials.

Course Requirements

This minor requires a total of five classes. The following four courses are mandatory:

06-609 /09-509 Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules 9
06-607 Physical Chemistry of Colloids and Surfaces 9
06-426 Experimental Colloid Surface Science 9
06-466 Experimental Polymer Science 9

 

In addition, the student must take one course from the following list:

06-221 Thermodynamics 9
24-221 Thermodynamics I 10
27-215 Thermodynamics of Materials 12
33-341 Thermal Physics I 10
09-345 Physical Chemistry 9

 

 

 

Data Storage Systems Technology Designated Minor

William C. Messner, Director
Office: Scaife Hall 312

The goal of the Data Storage Systems Technology Minor is to greatly expand the number of undergraduate students educated at Carnegie Mellon for work in the data storage industry. A comprehensive multi-disciplinary curriculum for students in data storage systems is available, and material on data storage systems has been incorporated into a broad spectrum of ongoing courses. 

 

Course Requirements

To complete the minor in Data Storage Systems Technology a student must take at least five courses from the approved list. Two of the courses must be on the following Required Courses list:

Units
33-448 Introduction to Solid State Physics 9
xx-xxx One other course to be approved by the Director of the program * 12

* Students wishing to complete the Data Storage Systems Technology minor should contact the program Director, William Messner.

 

In addition to the two required courses, three elective courses must also be completed. Two of the three elective courses should be in a single concentration area. The five designated concentration areas are:
 

Materials and Chemistry Concentration

06-607 Physical Chemistry of Colloids and Surfaces 9
06-609 Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules 9
06-619 Semiconductor Processing Technology 9
06-609 Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules 9
Course 06-714 not found. - will not be displayed.
09-348 Inorganic Chemistry 10
27-432 Electronic and Thermal Properties of Metals, Semiconductors and Related Devices 9
27-542 Processing and Properites of Thin Films 9

Physics of Data Storage Concentration

33-225 Quantum Physics and Structure of Matter 9
33-353 Intermediate Optics 12
33-448 Introduction to Solid State Physics 9
A graduate couse in quantum physics, magnetism, or optics 

Dynamics, Control and Signal Processing Concentration

24-451 Feedback Control Systems 12
24-356 Engineering Vibrations 11
18-474 Embedded Control Systems 12
A graduate course in controls, dynamics, or signal processing 

Computer Systems Concentration

15-412 Operating System Practicum NaN
18-348 Embedded Systems Engineering 12
18-349 Embedded Real-Time Systems 12
18-549 Embedded Systems Design 12
Course 18-649 not found. - will not be displayed.
A graduate course in computer systems  

Circuit Design Concentration

18-525 Integrated Circuit Design Project 12
18-545 Advanced Digital Design Project 12
A graduate course in circuit design  

 

Students should check with the director of the program or their faculty advisor for an up-to-date list of relevant courses for each concentration area in the Data Storage Systems Technology Minor.

 

 

Electronic Materials Designated Minor

David W. Greve, Director
Office: Hamerschlag Hall B204

Lisa A. Porter, Co-Director
Office:  Roberts Engineering Hall 145

Website: http://www.cit.cmu.edu/current_students/services/majors_minors/engineering_minors/electronic_materials.html
 

Many of the technological changes in recent decades-notably the rise of digital data processing-has been made possible by continuing advances in the performance of electronic devices. These advances include continuous improvement in microprocessor performance, optical communication bandwidth, and magnetic disk storage capacity. Other new areas of innovation include the development of micromechanical systems and the development of flat panel display technology. These advances depend on interactions between engineers from many different disciplines. In particular, there is a strong interaction between device design and materials engineering and processing.

The Electronic Materials Minor is intended to provide students with a firm basis for the application of electronic materials in advanced systems. This minor is well suited for students who intend to pursue careers in the electronics industry (included, but not limited to, semiconductor integrated circuit design and manufacturing, and magnetic storage engineering). The minor also provides an excellent preparation for students interested in pursing graduate work in MSE, ECE, or Applied Physics.

This minor is primarily intended to offer ECE and MSE students an understanding of the important features that must be built into a material during processing so that it will function as required in an electronic or magnetic device. Other students interested in pursuing this minor should consult their advisors to determine whether it will be practical in their own curriculum.  Such students are expected to take both 18-100 and 27-201 as introductory courses.

Students in the Electronic Materials program are urged to consider registering for an undergraduate project in addition to the requirements below, especially if they intend to apply to graduate school. The co-directors will make every effort to arrange a suitable project for interested students.
 

Course Requirements

The minor requires an introductory course together with a minimum of 48 additional units as specified below.

Required Introductory Courses:
18-100 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering
(MSE students)
 12
27-201 Structure of Materials
(ECE students)
 9
 
Elective Courses:

48 additional units, with 24 units from Group A and 24 units from Group B.  Some courses are a required part of one of the curricula and consequently cannot be counted again for the minor program.

We have determined that “courses which are a required part of a curriculum” are those which are specifically named in the curriculum requirements.  Consequently technical electives and breadth and depth electives may be double-counted.

Group A
27-202 Defects in Materials
(ECE students only)
 9
06-619 Semiconductor Processing Technology 9
27-542 Processing and Properites of Thin Films 9
27-217 Phase Relations and Diagrams
(ECE students only)
 12
27-533 Principles of Growth and Processing of Semiconductors 6
27-432 Electronic and Thermal Properties of Metals, Semiconductors and Related Devices 9
27-433 Dielectric, Magnetic, Superconducting Properties of Materials & Related Devices
(only if not required in your curriculum)
 9
27-551 Properties of Ceramics and Glasses 9
27-216 Transport in Materials
(ECE students only)
 9
33-225 Quantum Physics and Structure of Matter
(ECE students only)
 9

 

Group B
18-310 Fundamentals of Semiconductor Devices 12
Course 18-715 not found. - will not be displayed.
Course 18-716 not found. - will not be displayed.
18-8xx — An appropriate 800-level course (for example, 18-813, 18-815, 18-819). 

Note: Other appropriate courses may be substituted with the approval of the coordinators in the event that limited course offerings make it impossible to satisfy the requirements as described above.
 

 

Engineering Design Designated Minor

Susan Finger, Director
Office: Porter Hall 123B

Design is a pervasive activity in all engineering disciplines. Insuring quality, timeliness, manufacturability and marketability of engineering designs is a crucial concern in product development.

The CIT designated minor in Engineering Design is intended to provide a firm methodological basis for engineering design that will be broadly applicable in numerous specialty domains. The minor is intended primarily for engineering undergraduates who want a broader and more formal foundation in design. The requirements for the minor consist of two interdisciplinary design courses which emphasize design methodology, team work, and real-world problem solving, and three elective courses, at least one should involve CAD and at least one should be outside the student’s major.

Faculty Advisors

The designated minor in Engineering Design is administered by the Director of the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems. Students undertaking the designated minor can consult with the program advisor in their major department.

Current faculty advisors are:

  • Chemical Engineering — Larry Biegler and Ignacio Grossman
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering — Susan Finger and Jim Garrett
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering  — Daniel P. Siewiorek
  • Engineering and Public Policy — Deanna Matthews
  • Mechanical Engineering — Kenji Shimada
  • Materials Science and Engineering — Robert Heard

Course Requirements

Required Courses:

Select at least two of the following courses.

39-245 Rapid Prototype Design 9
39-600 Integrated Product Development 12
39-605 Engineering Design Projects 12
or39-606 Engineering Design Projects (12 units)
39-648 Rapid Design and Prototyping of Computer Science 12
Elective Courses:

Additional elective courses are required, including at least 9 units outside the student’s major department and at least one course involving applications of computer-aided design methods.  A total of 45 units is required for the minor, including required and elective courses.  Courses can be chosen from the list below, the previous list, or by permission of the Minor Advisors.

Undergraduate Elective Courses:
06-421 Chemical Process Systems Design 12
06-606 Computational Methods for Large Scale Process Design & Analysis 9
12-401 Civil & Environmental Engineering Design 15
12-605 Design and Construction 9
12-631 Structural Design 12
18-447 Introduction to Computer Architecture 12
18-349 Embedded Real-Time Systems 12
18-341 Logic Design Using Simulation, Synthesis, and Verification Techniques -Aided Digital Design -Aided Digital Design 12
18-474 Embedded Control Systems 12
18-623 Analog Integrated Circuit Design 12
18-525 Integrated Circuit Design Project 12
18-545 Advanced Digital Design Project 12
18-551 Digital Communication and Signal Processing Systems Design 12
24-441 Engineering Design II: Conceptualization and Realization 12
24-683 Design for Manufacture and the Environment 12
27-357 Introduction to Materials Selection 6
27-421 Processing Design 6
39-647 Special Topics in Design NaN

 

Graduate Elective Courses
06-720 Advanced Process Systems Engineering 12
12-740 Data Acquisition 6
18-765 Digital System Testing and Testable Design 12
24-781 Engineering Computation Project NaN
24-784 Special Topics: Multiscale Modeling Of Engineering Materials 12
27-721 Processing Design 6

 

For an up-to-date list of relevant elective courses, please refer to the director of the program or your minor advisor.

 

 

 

 

Environmental Engineering and Sustainability Designated Minor

Jeanne VanBriesen,  Director
Office:  Porter Hall 119

Concern for the environment now influences a wide range of public, private and engineering decisions. Environmental Engineering is widely recognized as a discipline at the graduate and professional level, and undergraduate training in environmental issues and processes can provide the preparation necessary to pursue this career path, or serve as a useful complement to a career in any of the traditional areas of engineering. Sustainablility issues are not considered critical across engineering disciplines.Effective preparation requires broad knowledge and skills in the areas of environmental science, environmental engineering and environmental policy.

Faculty Advisors

The Environmental Engineering program is a focus for faculty members from diverse engineering backgrounds. The faculty are actively engaged in teaching and conducting research in this field. Current faculty advisors are:

  • Biomedical Engineering — Robert Tilton
  • Chemical Engineering – Neil M. Donahue
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering —  Jeanne VanBriesen
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering — Marija Ilic
  • Engineering and Public Policy — Mark Kieler and Edward Rubin
  • Mechanical Engineering — Allen Robinson
  • Materials Science and Engineering — Paul Salvador and Robert Heard

 

Course Requirements

The requirements include two core courses, three technical electives, and two policy electives.

(12 units)A1. Core Courses in Sustainability

Select one set of two mini courses from:

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Course 19-623 not found. - will not be displayed.

OR

Course 19-614 not found. - will not be displayed.
Course 19-716 not found. - will not be displayed.
(9 units)A2. Core Courses in Environmental Engineering

Select one course from:

12-351 Environmental Engineering 9
24-424 /19-424 Energy and the Environment 9
12-651 Air Quality Engineering 9
24-425 Combustion and Air Pollution Control 9
Course 12-702 not found. - will not be displayed.
06-620 Global Atmospheric Chemistry: Fundamentals and Data Analysis Methods 9
(27 units)B. Technical Electives in Environmental Engineering and Sustainability

Select three from the following list

03-121 Modern Biology 9
09-106 Modern Chemistry II 10
09-510 Introduction to Green Chemistry 9
06-620 Global Atmospheric Chemistry: Fundamentals and Data Analysis Methods 9
12-201 Geology 9
12-351 Environmental Engineering 9
12-651 Air Quality Engineering 9
Course 12-702 not found. - will not be displayed.
12-657 Water Resources Engineering 9
12-658 Hydraulic Structures 9
24-424 Energy and the Environment 9
24-425 Combustion and Air Pollution Control 9
Course 19-622 not found. - will not be displayed.
Course 19-623 not found. - will not be displayed.
Course 19-614 not found. - will not be displayed.
19-650 Climate and Energy: Science, Economics and Public Policy 9
27-322 Processing of Metals ** 9
27-323 Powder Processing of Materials ** 9
27-421 Processing Design * 6
27-367 Selection and Performance of Materials * 6
27-594 Electrochemical Degradation of Materials 9
48-315 Environment I: Climate & Energy 9
48-415 Advanced Building Systems 6
48-596 LEED Buildings and Green Design 6
48-569 GIS/CAFM 9

*    6 units; must be combined with 3 additional units
** Students may take either 27-322 Processing of Metals, or 27-323 Powder Processing of Materials, but not both, as technical electives for list B.

C. Policy Electives (18 units)

Select two from the following list of humanities/social science-oriented courses:

19-448 Science, Technology & Ethics 9
48-576 Mapping Urbanism 9
73-148 Environmental Economics 9
73-357 Regulation: Theory and Policy 9
73-358 Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources 9
73-359 Benefit-Cost Analysis 9
76-319 Environmental Rhetoric 9
79-244 Women in American History 9
79-326 History of German Cinema History of Modern Germany through its Cinema 9
79-383 Epidemic Disease and Public Health 9
79-343 History of American Urban Life 9
79-345 The Roots of Rock and Roll, 1870-1970 9
79-346 American Political Humor from Mark Twain to the Daily Show 9
79-398 Documenting the 1967 Arab-Israeli War 9
79-211 Unity of Islam and Diversities in the Muslim World 9
79-212 China and Its Neighbors: Minorities, Conquerors and Tribute Bearers 9
80-242 Conflict and Dispute Resolution 9
80-244 Environmental Ethics 9
88-220 Policy Analysis I 9
88-221 Policy Analysis II 9
88-223 Decision Analysis and Decision Support Systems 9
80-344 Management, Environment, and Ethics 9
Course 90-747 not found. - will not be displayed.
Course 90-758 not found. - will not be displayed.
90-765 Cities, Techonology and the Environment 6
Course 90-789 not found. - will not be displayed.
90-798 Environmental Policy & Planning 12

NOTES:

  1. Courses cannot be double-counted for lists A and B.
  2. Courses used to fulfill the first year restricted technical electives for CIT cannot be double counted for list B requirements
  3. A group of three environmental policy courses, from List C, excluding Heinz courses, may be counted as fulfilling the general education depth requirement required of all CIT students. Approval of the selected courses from List C for fulfillment of this CIT depth sequence is required from the student’s home department advisor.
  4. Courses required within a student’s CIT major can be double counted for list A or B course requirements, with the exception that 12-351 Environmental Engineering can be counted toward completion of the minor for non-CEE students only.
  5. Students may take up to two list B courses in their home department. One list B course must be from outside their home department. EPP double majors should NOT consider EPP their home department. BME double majors should NOT consider BME their home department.
  6. At most ONE 48-xxx course can be used as a List B course and one as a List C course. The 48-xxx courses may not be acceptable as technical electives by some CIT engineering departments.
  7. Other Environmentally related technical electives with similar or related content may be substituted for List B courses only with written permission of the Director.
  8. A list of available courses for the minor in each semester is provided to students who have declared the minor and to all faculty advisors for the minor.

 

 

 

International Engineering Studies Designated Minor

Kurt Larsen, Director
Office: Scaife Hall 110

Many engineers work on international projects or for multinational companies.  Carnegie Mellon is an international community, with a significant fraction of international students and many events featuring foreign speakers and cultural experiences.  This minor is intended for engineering students interested in broadening their background in international experiences and global awareness and engagement.

Course Requirements

International Management (1 course)

Complete one course in international management or business such as:

70-342 Managing Across Cultures 9
70-365 International Trade and International Law 9
70-381 Marketing I 9
70-430 International Management 9
88-384 Conflict and Conflict Resolution in International Relations 9
Or approved equivalent. 

 

Regional Specialization (1 course)

Complete one course in non-US History, international politics, or literature in a single region of the world.
 

Ethics (1 course)

Any ethics course that provides some exposure to international ethics issues such as:

70-332 Business, Society and Ethics 9
80-243 Business Ethics 6
80-244 Environmental Ethics 9
80-247 Ethics and Global Economics 9
Or approved equivalent 

 

Modern Languages

Demonstration of basic competency in a foreign language via one of the three options listed below:

  • Complete one (1) Modern Languages course at the 200 level, with a minimum grade of C, or
  • Achieve a score of 4 or higher in one foreign language Advanced Placement examination, or
  • Demonstrate equivalent proficiency to the satisfaction of the Department of Modern Languages

 

Study/Work Abroad

Study or engineering internship work abroad for a semester or a summer. The region visited should be consistent with the language and regional culture/history studied.
 

 

Manufacturing Engineering Designated Minor

Bruce H. Krogh,  Director Office: Porter Hall B22

The Designated Minor in Manufacturing Engineering provides the student with a background in the basic engineering issues that arise in all manufacturing enterprises, from product design through production processes, to issues in marketing and management.

Faculty Advisors

A faculty member from each department will serve as the faculty advisor for the students who are pursuing the minor degree in their respective departments.  Current faculty advisors are:

  • Chemical Engineering — Arthur Westerberg
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering — Susan Finger
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering — Bruce H. Krogh
  • Engineering and Public Policy — Mark Kieler
  • Materials Science and Engineering — Anthony D. Rollett
  • Mechanical Engineering — Kenji Shimada

Course Requirements

This minor requires a total of five courses comprising of two core courses and three technical electives.

Two Core Courses:

The two core courses vary depending on the student’s major. MSE majors must take the following core courses:

27-401 MSE Capstone Course I 12
27-402 MSE Capstone Course II 12

Non-MSE majors must instead take the following core courses:

24-341 Manufacturing Sciences 9
27-357 Introduction to Materials Selection 6

Note: Instructor’s permission to waive the prerequisites for the core courses will be considered for students pursuing the Manufacturing Engineering Designated Minor.

Technical Electives:

A total of three courses must be selected from at least two of the following categories. Courses taken to fulfill requirements for the student’s major, other than technical elective requirements, cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.

Real-Time Systems and Robotics
Course 16-721 not found. - will not be displayed.
Course 16-741 not found. - will not be displayed.
18-348 Embedded Systems Engineering 12
18-349 Embedded Real-Time Systems -time Systems 12
18-474 Embedded Control Systems 12
18-549 Embedded Systems Design 12
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Design, Materials and Processes
24-683 Design for Manufacture and the Environment 12
27-322 Processing of Metals 9
27-323 Powder Processing of Materials 9
27-421 Processing Design 6
27-592 Solidification Processing 9
27-442 Deformation Processing 9
27-533 Principles of Growth and Processing of Semiconductors 6
39-245 Rapid Prototype Design 9
Production Management and Control
12-411 Project Management for Construction 9
12-611 Project Management Construction 9
36-220 Engineering Statistics and Quality Control 9
70-430 International Management 9
70-371 Production/Operations Management 9
70-471 Logistics and Supply Chain Management 9
Language

Because of the international nature of manufacturing enterprises, students are strongly encouraged to complete one of the following:

82-221 & 82-222 Intermediate German I-II 18
82-271 & 82-272 Intermediate Japanese I-II 24

 

 

Materials Science and Engineering Designated Minor

Michael E. McHenry. Director
Office: Roberts Engineering Hall 243

The Designated Minor in Materials Science and Engineering provides the CIT student with a background in the field of Materials Science and Engineering.  This minor is open to all CIT students, with the exception of MSE majors.  All required and elective courses are taught within the MSE Department.

Course Requirements

The minor requires a minimum of 45 units, with two semester long required courses (the first being a sequence of two minis).

Prerequisites

Students wishing to take the MSE minor must have prerequisite thermodynamics and transport courses.  The prerequisite MSE courses may be substituted for by a thermodynamics and transport course  in another engineering discipline.

Core Courses (21 units)
27-211 Structure of Materials (Minor Option) 6
27-212 Defects in Materials (Minor Option) 6
27-217 Phase Relations and Diagrams 12

The laboratories with these courses are not required as core but will be counted as elective units if desired.

Elective Courses (24 units minimum)

The student must select a minimum of 24 units from the following list:

27-100 Engineering the Materials of the Future 12
27-301 Microstructure and Properties I 9
27-302 Microstructure and Properties II 9
27-311 Polymeric Biomaterials 9
27-312 Metallic and Ceramic Biomaterials 9
27-322 Processing of Metals 9
27-323 Powder Processing of Materials 9
27-324 Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering 9
27-325 Polymer Physics and Morphology 9
27-357 Introduction to Materials Selection 6
27-367 Selection and Performance of Materials 6
27-582 Phase Transformations in Solids 9
27-433 Dielectric, Magnetic, Superconducting Properties of Materials & Related Devices 9
27-432 Electronic and Thermal Properties of Metals, Semiconductors and Related Devices 9
27-421 Processing Design 6
27-445 Structure, Properties and Performance Relationships in Magnetic Materials 9
27-512 Diffraction Methods in Materials Science 9
27-510 Polymeric Biomaterials 9
27-511 Introduction to Molecular Biomaterials 12
27-591 Mechanical Behavior of Materials 9
27-530 Advanced Physical Metallurgy 9
27-560 Physical Chemistry of Metallurgical Reactions 9
27-454 Supervised Reading NaN
27-533 Principles of Growth and Processing of Semiconductors 6
27-555 Materials Project I Var.
27-565 Nanostructured Materials 9
27-542 Processing and Properites of Thin Films 9
27-551 Properties of Ceramics and Glasses 9
27-566 Special Topics in MSE 9
27-592 Solidification Processing 9
27-594 Electrochemical Degradation of Materials 9
42-444 Medical Devices 9


 

 

Mechanical Behavior of Materials Designated Minor

Warren M. Garrison, Jr., Director   
Office: Wean Hall 3303

An understanding of mechanical behavior is important to both the development of new materials and the selection of appropriate materials for many applications. The mechanical behavior of materials is best investigated and understood by integrating solid mechanics with the microstructural basis of flow and fracture. The purpose of this minor is to allow a formal basis for students to pursue an integrated approach to the mechanical behavior of materials.
Although this minor is open to all CIT students, only students in the departments of Civil Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering can take advantage of the double counting permitted for some courses in their department majors. Students in other departments may have difficulty in fulfilling the requirements in four years.

Faculty Advisors

  • Chemical Engineering — Paul Sides  
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering — David W. Greve
  • Mechanical Engineering — Paul S. Steif
  • Materials Science and Engineering — Warren M. Garrison, Jr.

Course Requirements

The minor requires six courses: three core courses, two solid mechanics courses, and one materials science course. In satisfying these course requirements, each student must take three out-of-department courses. Each student is required to complete three core courses:

Core Courses:
27-201 Structure of Materials 9
12-212 Statics 9
or24-261 Statics (10 units)
27-591 Mechanical Behavior of Materials 9
or27-791 Mechanical Behavior of Materials (9 units)
Group A: Materials Science Courses

Each student must take one course from this list of Materials Science courses:

27-202 Defects in Materials (1) 9
27-324 Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering 9
27-357 Introduction to Materials Selection (2) 6
27-551 Properties of Ceramics and Glasses 9
42-511 Introduction to Molecular Biomaterials 12

 

1 27-202 cannot be used by MSE students to satisfy the requirements of the minor.

2 27-357 cannot be used by MSE students to satisfy the requirements of the minor.

 
Group B: Solid Mechanics Courses

Each student must take two of the following Solid Mechanics courses:

12-231 Solid Mechanics 9
or24-262 Solid Mechanics (12 units)
12-635 Structural Analysis 9
or24-351 Structural Analysis (10 units)

 

Students should check with the director of the program or their faculty advisor for an up-to-date list of relevant courses that will count towards this minor. For more information, please consult the Undergraduate Course Catalog and the current Schedule of Classes.