Courses required - Foundational methods courses (9 credits):
CHEM 565 (3) Quantum Chemistry I
CHEM 566 (3) Quantum Chemistry II
PHYS 561 (3) Quantum Mechanics I
PHYS 512 (3) Quantum Theory of Solids I
MATSE 419 (3) Computational Materials Science and Engineering
MATSE 544 (3) Computational Materials Science of Soft Materials
MATSE 580 (3) Computational Thermodynamics
MATSE 581 (3) Computational Materials Science II: Continuum, Mesocale Simulations
These 9 credits are the core of the minor, which provides fundamental training in modeling theory and skills aimed at students doing materials modeling in their research. Substitutions for these core courses will be considered on a case by case basis, and must be courses that concentration on methods used to model material systems and properties.
Elective courses (6 credits):
Two additional elective courses that 1) provide depth in materials-related phenomena at the quantum, atomistic, or mesoscale or 2) build student’s computational skills may be chosen to fit the program and research of the student. The list of courses below are included as initially approved electives for the minor. Students may also choose to complete additional courses listed in the “core” list as electives, beyond the required 9 core credits.