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As per the document "Standards for Minors, Concentrations and Certificate Programs within the College of Engineering," students should have had:

  • Five three-credit courses from one of the lists below to qualify for the respective minor;
  • At most one of these five can satisfy a requirement in the student's major; and,
  • At least three of the courses must be from other than the student's major department.

The lists consist of courses that are currently being taught, although there exists the possibility of additions, modifications and amalgamations in the future. Some of the courses listed may not be offered every year, and some may have pre-requisites which must be respected (listed alongside in brackets). The minors are contemplated for engineering majors only. 

Additional information can be found at https://engineering.nd.edu/about/minors

Bioengineering

http://bme.nd.edu/undergraduate-minor/requirements


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Computational Engineering

The Computational Engineering Minor will provide the students with a solid grounding in the application of computational methods to various engineering problems such as fluid mechanics, structural analysis, elasticity, optimization, etc. With a fundamental understanding of the problems being solved and the numerical methods used to determine solutions, students are prepared to properly interpret the results, recognize the limitations of the methods employed, etc.

One of the following courses must be taken to fulfill the requirements for the minor:

    • AME 50532 - Computational Fluid Dynamics [AME 30331]
    • AME 50541 - Finite Element Methods for Structural Analysis [AME 20241]
    • CE 60130 or CSE 60130 or ACMS 60590 - Finite Elements in Engineering

Any of the following courses may be taken in order to fulfill the requirements for the Computational Engineering Minor: 

    • ACMS 20210 - Scientific Computing*
    • ACMS 40212 - Advanced Scientific Computing
    • ACMS 40390 or MATH 40390 - Numerical Analysis [Math 20570 or Math 20860 or Math 30650 or ACMS 20750]***
    • ACMS 40395 - Numerical Linear Algebra [Math 20610 or ACMS 20620, and ACMS 40390 or Math 40390]
    • ACMS 40630 - Nonlinear Dynamical Systems
    • ACMS 40730 - Mathematical/Computational Modeling
    • ACMS 40760 - Introduction to Stochastic Modeling
    • ACMS 50550 - Functional Analysis
    • ACMS 50051 or PHYS 50051 - Numerical PDE Techniques for Scientists and Engineers 
    • ACMS 50052 - Numerical PDE Techniques for Scientists and Engineers II
    • ACMS 60395 - Numerical Linear Algebra
    • ACMS 60612 - Advanced Scientific Computing
    • ACMS 60690 - Numerical Analysis I***
    • ACMS 60790 - Numerical Analysis II
    • AME 20214 - Introduction to Engineering Computing * [EG 10112]
    • AME 40510 - Introduction to Numerical Methods**
    • AME 50532 - Computational Fluid Dynamics [AME 30331]
    • AME 50541 - Finite Element Methods for Structural Analysis [AME 20241]
    • AME 50559 - Statistical Computing Methods for Scientists and Engineers
    • AME 60614 - Numerical Methods
    • AME 60620 - Multiscale Modeling
    • AME 60649 - Molecular Level Modeling for Engineering Applications
    • CBE 20258 - Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering** [CBE 20255]
    • CBE 40455 - Process Operations
    • CE 30125 or CSE 30125 - Computational Methods**
    • CE 40140 - Applied/Computational Probability for Engineers; Uncertainty Quantification and Propogation
    • CE 60130 or CSE 60130 or ACMS 60590 - Finite Elements in Engineering
    • CE 60263 - Finite Element Methods in Structural Mechanics
    • CSE 20189 - Basic UNIX for Engineers
    • CSE 20232 - C/C++ Programming [EG 10111 or EG 10112, AND MATH 10550]
    • CSE 40113 - Design/Analysis of Algorithms [CSE 30331, CSE 20232]
    • CSE 40166 - Computer Graphics
    • CSE 40171 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    • CSE 40431 - Programming Languages
    • CSE 40755 - Parallel Computing
    • MATH 30720 - Discrete Fourier and Wavelet Transforms
    • MATH 50510 - Computer Programming/ Problem Solving
    • PHYS 30421 - Scientific Programming


*Only one of these courses will be counted.

**Only one of these courses will be counted.

***Only one of these courses will be counted.



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Energy Engineering

Energy is clearly of pressing national and international concern, the fact of which is evidenced by recognition by Notre Dame in the creation of the Center for Sustainable Energy. The factual details of the nature of the technological energy needs facing society and the manner in which academia, and Notre Dame in particular, are addressing them were the focus of a recent article in the Signatures Magazine and include the following subjects:

  • Blackouts, the stability of the power grid and other reliability issues in energy distribution;
  • Energy efficiency and policy;
  • The politics of power;
  • Sources of energy and the related environmental concerns;
  • Carbon dioxide capture and storage;
  • Nuclear energy and the associated difficulties;
  • Clean coal technology, and;
  • Biofuels;


The Energy Engineering Minor parallels the institutional commitment reflected in the creation of the Center for Sustainable Energy at the undergraduate level by providing undergraduates with the educational background necessary to confront this important technological issue of the current time.

The following courses may be taken in order to fullfil the requirements for the Energy Engineering Minor:

  • AME 20231 - Thermodynamics*
  • AME 40401 - Energy, Technology and Policy
  • AME 40431 - Gas Turbines and Propulsion [AME 30331]
  • AME 40472 - Electrical and Hybrid Vehicles
  • AME 40530 - Wind Turbine Performance, Control and Design
  • AME 47431 - Special Studies: Designing Energy-Efficient Buildings
  • AME 50531 - Intermediate Thermodynamics [AME 20231]
  • AME 50532 - Computational Fluid Dynamics [AME 30331]
  • AME 50535 - Energy Systems [AME 30331, AME 30334
  • AME 50539 - Photovoltaic System Design for Engineers
  • AME 53631 - Molecular Thermodynamics [not in catalog]
  • AME 60634 - Intermediate Heat Transfer [AME 30334]
  • AME 60636 - Fundamentals of Combustion [AME 30334]
  • AME 60638 - Turbine Engine Components [AME 40431]
  • CBE 20256 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics*
  • CBE 40425 - Energy, Economics, and Environment
  • CBE 40435 - Electrochemical Energy and Storage
  • CBE 40498 - Energy and Climate
  • EE 30372 - Electric Machinery and Power Systems [EE 20234, PHYS 10320]
  • EE 47010 - Alternative Energy Devices and Materials [PHYS 20330]
  • EE 40472 - Electrical and Hybrid Vehicles [EE 20234, PHYS 10320]
  • EE 47015 - Electric Vehicles and the Power Grid [EE 20234, PHYS 10320]
  • PHYS 30461 - Thermal Physics [PHYS 20454]

*Only one of these courses will be counted.

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Engineering Corporate Practice (MECP)

The Minor in Engineering Corporate Practice is open to College of Engineering undergraduate students in their senior year who have completed the EG 40421/40422 sequence, and is limited to 50 students annually. The program is administered by the College of Engineering’s Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs.

The course work required comprises five classes as follows, only one of which may count toward engineering degree requirements (either EG 40421 as your program allows, or an economics course as the University social science requirement). Four courses must be taken in excess of degree requirements. The complete course list is as follows:

  •  EG 40421 or EG 44421
  • EG 40422
  • One Economics course (see below)
  • ACCT 20100 (or BAEG 20100) Accountancy I (normally in the fall)
  • FIN 20150 (or BAEG 20150) Corporate Financial Management (normally in the spring)

For Economics, you may not count AP credit toward the minor. The Economics course is selected using the following logic:

  • If you have no Economics AP credit, or if you have AP credit for Macroeconomics only: Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 10010,10011,20010, or 20011) 
  • If you have AP credit for Microeconomics only: Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 10020 or 20020)
  • If you have AP credit for both Micro and Macro: Intermediate Micro Theory (ECON 30010)


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