Non-destructive Evaluation Engineering Minor

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Minor supervised by an interdisciplinary faculty committee, administered by Aerospace Engineering. The NDE minor is a unique opportunity for engineering students to acquire a multidisciplinary engineering qualification in the rapidly evolving field of Nondestructive Evaluation.

Undergraduate Study

Students interested in completing the NDE engineering minor must be enrolled in the College of Engineering at Iowa State University. They must submit the “Request for Minor” form and complete the minimum prescribed 16 credit-hours of course work defined below. Acceptance is based on approval by the administering department, Aerospace Engineering.

The course requirements for the undergraduate minor in NDE are:

MAT E/E M 362Principles of Nondestructive Testing3
MAT E/E M 362LNondestructive Testing Laboratory1
At least one of the following NDE specific courses3-4
Structural Health Monitoring
Nondestructive Evaluation
Eddy Current Nondestructive Evaluation
Ultrasonic Nondestructive Evaluation
AER E 429X
Penetrating Radiation Methods in Nondestructive Evaluation
Independent Study courses on NDE projects from other engineering disciplines will need to be approved by the NDE Minor Coordinator
Aerospace Engineering Independent Study: Non-destructive Evaluation (Research Topic related to NDE for any 490)
Independent Study
Independent Study
Independent Study
Up to three of the following or additional NDE specific courses from the list above9-12
Flight Structures Analysis
Advanced Flight Structures
Composite Flight Structures
High Speed System Engineering Measurement and Testing
Signals and Systems I
High Speed System Engineering Measurement and Testing
Solidification Processes
Statistical Quality Assurance
Probability and Statistical Inference for Engineers
Engineering Statistics
Probabilistic Methods for Electrical Engineers
Vibrations and Aeroelasticity
Design of Aerospace Structures
Intermediate Mechanics of Materials
Introduction to the Finite Element Method
Advanced Machine Design
Mechanical Considerations in Robotics
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Physical Metallurgy of Ferrous Alloys
Corrosion and Failure Analysis
Total Credits16-20

A combined average grade of C or higher is required in courses applied to the minor and the minor must include at least 9 credits that are not used to meet any other department, college, or university requirement.