A minor is not required for Engineering majors. Most Engineering students, however, will be able to complete a minor in Math and be close to a minor in Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science.
The minor (20-25 quarter hours) is a program of courses in a secondary area of concentration. Individual departments establish requirements for a minor and these are listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin. Not all of the possible majors at DU offer minors, some programs are only offered as minors, and not all minors are available to engineering students. Please consult the Undergraduate Bulletin for a list of available minors.
Since there are many courses outside of engineering that are required of engineering students, there are several minors that an engineering student can obtain without taking any extra courses or with just a few extra courses. Most engineering students will be able to qualify for a minor in math without needing to take any additional courses. Students who get D's in more than one required math course will not be able to meet the minimum requirement for a minor since the D's are not counted for a minor. A minor in physics can be obtained by taking six additional quarter hours. Other minors that will have reduced requirements for engineering students are chemistry and computer science.
Engineering curricula have only minimal opportunities for taking extra courses. Unless a student comes into DU with AP, IB or transfer credit or will take summer courses, adding a minor may mean that additional time is required to complete the degree.
- GPA requirements as specified for the B.S. degree, apply to all engineering minor degrees.
- A course that appears in more than one discipline may only be counted towards one minor.
Minor in Mechanical Engineering
A student in Computer, Electrical, or Electrical Engineering-MSE option can get a minor in Mechanical Engineering. Mechanical Engineering minor requires the student take ENME 2410 Materials Science I or ENME 2651 Fluids I and an additional 17 quarter hours of ENME courses numbered 2000 or higher. With prior approval of the department, courses outside of the discipline can be applied to the minor. ENME courses that are required of all engineering students do not count towards a minor in Mechanical Engineering.
Minor in Computer Engineering
A student in Computer, Electrical, or Electrical Engineering-MSE option can get a minor in Computer Science. Computer Science minor requires 20 quarter house of ENCE and Computer Science Courses. Students must take Introduction to Computer Science I, II, III (COMP 1671/1672/2673).Students are encouraged to take Discrete structures (COMP 2300) and Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures (COMP 2370). Prior approval by the Department Chair is required.
Minor in Electrical Engineering
A student in Computer or Mechanical Engineering can get a minor in Electrical Engineering. Electrical Engineering minor requires the student take ENEE 2222 Advanced Electronics, ENEE 3111 Signals and Systems, and an additional 13 quarter hours of ENEE courses numbered 2000 or higher. With prior approval of the department, courses outside of the discipline can be applied to the minor. ENEE courses that are required of Computer or Mechanical Engineering students do not count towards a minor in Electrical Engineering.