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Polytechnic Programs

Tinkerers, builders, and experimenters—your curiosity can change the future.

Every new gadget began as an innovative idea, a fleeting curiosity that became a perpetual thought that begged to be brought to life. Big and small. Recreational to life changing. It all starts with that spark of curiosity.

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Materials Engineering Technology Minor

Mechanical design engineers, manufacturing engineers, and process engineers need a solid understanding of engineering materials, which is where this minor comes in. It complements the mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology, and industrial engineering technology undergraduate programs. The program includes practical laboratory skills, an introduction to the broad field of materials, and specialized courses in materials important to industry in our region, such as steelmaking and biomaterials.

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Program Highlights

  • Top-notch problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Experience with quantitative reasoning
  • Support from the Mastodon community
  • A prestigious Purdue education



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Requirements and Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum and diverse requirements will challenge you to go further than you ever imagined. Check out what you can expect as you advance through our program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this minor, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand microstructure and property relationships of a broad range of engineering materials
  • Understand a variety of materials processing operations and their effects on materials properties
  • Have basic skills in materials testing, sample preparation, and analysis