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Engineering and Science Minors

The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech offers minors in the following areas. A student must earn a grade of “C” or better in each course applied toward meeting the requirement of a minor. See the Louisiana Tech Course Catalog or talk to your advisor for more detailed requirements.

 

Data Center Engineering (Multidisciplinary)

The minor in Data Center Engineering is a multidisciplinary minor requiring 26 hours. This minor prepares students to work with the specific needs and challenges in the complex environments of modern data centers in government, industry, and academia. This minor requires 9 credit hours of courses in thermal systems engineering, 6 credit hours in power engineering, 8 credit hours in IT systems or computer networks, and 3 credit hours in a project experience. In each of these disciplines students may choose from the following selection of courses:

Thermal systems engineering courses (9 hours)

Power engineering courses (6 hours)

IT systems/computer networks (8 hours)

Project experience (3 hours)

 

Energy Engineering (Multidisciplinary)

A multidisciplinary minor in Energy Engineering is also available. Students pursuing this minor may choose 21 hours from an assortment of College of Engineering and Science courses such as CHEM 420: Chemical Thermodynamics, CMEN 415: Theory and Practice of Radiation Protection and Shielding, ELEN 481: Power Systems, MEEN 431: Energy Conversion Systems, MEEN 435: Internal Combustion Engines, PHYS 424: Quantum Physics, or other similar courses consistent with the student’s career objectives and approved by the student’s major program chair. At least 12 hours of these courses must be at the 300- and 400-level.

 

Biomedical Engineering

A minor in Biomedical Engineering consists of 21 credit hours of Biomedical Engineering (BIEN) courses approved by the Biomedical Engineering Program Chair. At least 12 hours of these courses must be at the 300- or 400-level.

 

Chemical Engineering

A minor in Chemical Engineering consists of 21 credit hours of Chemical Engineering (CMEN) courses approved by the Chemical Engineering Program Chair. At least 12 hours of these courses must be at the 300- or 400-level.

 

Chemistry

A minor in chemistry consists of Chemistry 250, 251, 252, 253, and 254 and eleven additional hours of chemistry, of which eight must be 300 - or 400-level.

 

Civil Engineering

A minor in Civil Engineering consists of 21 credit hours of Civil Engineering (CVEN) and/or Mechanics and Materials (MEMT) courses approved by the Civil Engineering Program Chair. At least 12 hours of these courses must be at the 300- or 400-level.

 

Computer Science

Students in other departments who wish to minor in Computer Science are required to take 21 semester hours of Computer Science courses consisting of Computer Science 100, 120, 122, 220, 325, and six additional hours at the 300-level or above.

 

Electrical Engineering

A minor in Electrical Engineering consists of 21 credit hours of Electrical Engineering (ELEN) courses approved by the Electrical Engineering Program Chair. At least 12 hours of these courses must be at the 300- or 400-level.

 

Industrial Engineering

A minor in Industrial Engineering consists of 21 credit hours of Industrial Engineering (INEN) courses approved by the Industrial Engineering Program Chair. At least 12 hours of these courses must be at the 300- or 400-level.

 

Mathematics

Students in other departments who wish to minor in mathematics are required to take Math 242, 243, 244, 245 and an additional 9 semester hours earned in statistics courses or mathematics courses numerically above Math 300 and Statistics 200 (other than STAT 402). No more than 6 semester hours may be in statistics. Note: The student must have met all prerequisite requirements before enrolling in any mathematics or statistics course.

 

Mechanical Engineering

A minor in Mechanical Engineering consists of 21 credit hours of Mechanical Engineering (MEEN) and/or Mechanics and Materials (MEMT) courses approved by the Mechanical Engineering Program Chair. At least 12 hours of these courses must be at the 300- or 400-level.

 

Physics

Students from other departments who elect a minor in physics should complete Physics 201, 202, 261, 262 and 14 semester hours of advanced courses 300-400 level.