Minors

Cybersecurity Minor

A minor in Cybersecurity may be earned by a student in any University bachelor’s degree program. This minor provides students with an opportunity to help infuse cybersecurity fundamentals into other degree programs. To qualify for a Minor in Cybersecurity, students must complete a minimum of 18 credits as described below with a minimum grade of C- in each course.

Program Requirements

Core Courses (12 credits)
  • CISC 361 – Operating Systems (3cr.)
  • CPEG 465 – Introduction to Cybersecurity (3cr.)
    or
  • CPEG 665 – Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • CPEG 494 – System Hardening and Protection (3cr.)
    or
  • CPEG 694 – System Hardening and Protection
  • CISC 450 – Computer Networks I (3cr.)
    or
  • CPEG 419 – Computer Networks I (3cr.)
Electives (6 credits)
Two of the following courses:

  • CPEG 495 – Digital Forensics (3cr.) (a)
    or
  • CPEG 695 – Digital Forensics
  • CPEG 496 – Topics in Cybersecurity (3cr.) (a)
    or
  • CPEG 696 – Topics in Cybersecurity
  • CPEG 470 – Web Applications Security (3cr.)
  • CPEG 471 – Pen Test and Reverse Engineering (3cr.)
  • CPEG 472 – Applied Cryptography (3cr.)
  • CPEG 473 – Cloud Computing and Security (3cr.)
  • CPEG 474 – SCADA Systems and Security (3cr.)
  • CPEG 475 – Embedded Computer Systems (3cr.)
  • CPEG 476 – Secure Software Design (3cr.)
  • CPEG 497 – Advanced Cybersecurity (3cr.)
  • MATH 549 – Coding Theory and Cryptography
  • CRJU 457 – Criminal Evidence (3cr.)

Note
(a) The listed 400 and 600-level courses are open to any student who has completed the necessary prerequisites (or obtained permission of instructor). Other courses can be included upon approval by the minor administration committee.

Program Inquiries

The Cybersecurity Minor is a part of UD’s new Cybersecurity Initiative (CSI) educational program. Further inquiries about the Cybersecurity Minor can be made to Professor Chase Cotton at (302) 831-8517 or ccotton@udel.edu.

Sustainable Energy Technology Minor

A minor in Sustainable Energy Technology may be earned by a student in any University bachelor’s degree program through successful completion of a minimum of 15 credits as described below. Before beginning these courses, the student must meet the required course prerequisites. A minimum grade of C- is required in all courses completed for the minor.

Program Requirements

Core Courses (9 Credits)
    Three of the following:
  • CHEG 612 – Applied Process Heat Transfer
  • CHEG 613 – Energy and the Environment
  • CHEG 614 – Special Topics in Energy
  • CHEG 616 – Chemistry and Physics of Surfaces and Interfaces
  • CHEG 624 – Bio-Based Materials
  • CHEG 625 – Green Engineering
  • CHEG 632 – Electrochemical Energy Engineering
  • CIEG 351 – Transportation Engineering
  • CIEG 402 – Introduction to Sustainability Principles in Civil Engineering
  • CIEG 403 – Sustainability Applications in Infrastructure
  • CIEG 465 – Global Sustainable Engineering  (Three-credit version only)
  • ELEG 415 – Electric Power and Renewable Energy Systems
    or
  • ELEG 615 – Electric Power and Renewable Energy Systems
  • ELEG 417 – The Smart Grid
    or
  • ELEG 617 – The Smart Grid
  • ELEG 437 – Energy Systems
    or
  • ELEG 637 – Energy Systems
  • ELEG 456 – Electric Power II
    or
  • ELEG 656 – Electric Power II
  • ELEG 493 – Electric Motors and Generators
    or
  • ELEG 693 – Electric Motors and Generators
  • ELEG 620 – Photovoltaic Materials and Devices
  • ELEG 628 – Solar Electric Technology & Applications
  • MAST 484 – Electric Vehicles and the Grid
  • MEEG 425 – Automotive Powertrain Theory
  • MEEG 435 – Wind Power Engineering
  • MEEG 442 – Introduction to Fuel Cells
  • MSEG 470 – Solar Energy
    or
  • MSEG 670 – Solar Energy
  • Three-credit Undergraduate Research in Energy
Energy Policy Course (3 credits)
One of the following:

  • ENEP 250 – Introduction to Energy Policy (3cr.)
  • ENEP 425 – Energy Policy and Administration (3cr.)
    or
  • ENEP 625 – Energy Policy and Administration
  • ENEP 485 – Senior Seminar in Energy and Environmental Policy (3cr.)
Electives (3 credits)
One of the following

  • CIEG 650 – Urban Transportation Systems
  • ECON 320 – Energy Economics
  • APEC 343 – Environmental Economics
  • ENEP 402 – Electricity Policy and Planning
  • ENEP 426 – Climate Change Policy
  • ENEP 427 – Sustainable Energy: Economics and Policy Analysis
  • GEOG 235 – Conservation of Natural Resources
  • GEOG 236 – Conservation: Global Issues
  • GEOG 417 – Seminar in Climate Change
    or
  • GEOG 617 – Seminar in Climate Change
  • GEOG 422 – Resources, Development and the Environment
    or
  • GEOG 622 – Resources, Development and the Environment
  • MAST 628 – Offshore Wind Power: Science, Engineering, and Policy
  • MAST 662 – Conservation and Renewable Energy Policy
  • MAST 675 – Economics of Natural Resources
  • MAST 676 – Environmental Economics (prereq: ECON 300)
  • PHYS 143 – Energy Technology and Society
  • POSC 220 – Introduction to Public Policy
  • POSC 350 – Politics and the Environment
  • Other courses may be included upon approval of the minor administration committee.

Program Inquiries

Further inquiries about the Sustainable Energy Technology Minor can be made to Professor Keith Goossen at (302) 831-0590 or goossen@udel.edu.

Bioelectrical Engineering Minor

A minor in Bioelectrical Engineering may be earned by a student in any University bachelor’s degree program, except for students majoring in Biomedical Engineering (BMEG) because the major and minor are too similar. This minor provides students with an opportunity to integrate physiology and biological sciences with engineering aspects in signal measurement and processing. To qualify for a Minor in Bioelectrical Engineering, students must complete a minimum of 21 credits as described below with a minimum grade of C- in each course.

Program Requirements

Core Courses (12 Credits)
  • BISC 207 – Introductory Biology I (4cr.) (a) (seats reserved during spring semester only)
  • MATH 242 – Analytic Geometry and Calculus B (4cr.)
  • BMEG 330 – Biomedical Instrumentation (4cr.)
    or
  • ELEG 205 – Analog Circuits I (4cr.)
Electives (3 credits)
Three of the following

  • BMEG 350 – Clinical Immersion for Engineers (3cr.)
  • BMEG 471 – Mathematical Physiology (3cr.)
  • BMEG 695/ELEG 697: Computational Systems Biology
  • BINF 695: Computational Systems Biology
  • Any BMEG 400 or 600 level course

Program Inquiries

Further inquiries about the Bioelectrical Engineering Minor can be made to Professor Abhi Singh at 831-8447 or absingh@udel.edu.

Electrical & Computer Engineering Minor

The minor in Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) requires EITHER the successful completion of 15 credits in Computer or Electrical Engineering courses OR the successful completion of 12 credits in Computer or Electrical Engineering courses and the successful completion of MATH 242, CISC 181 or PHYS 208.

To see a list of approved courses, please view Bachelor of Electrical Engineering or Bachelor of Computer Engineering.

Students pursuing the minor can get advice from the ECE office or from the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department.

The minor is not available to students majoring in Electrical Engineering (ELEG) or Computer Engineering (CPEG).

Accomplishment of a minor in Electrical & Computer Engineering has many advantages. However, meeting the requirements for a minor in Electrical & Computer Engineering without fulfilling the remaining requirements for an accredited engineering degree does not provide the breadth and depth of knowledge required of an electrical or a computer engineer.

For students in other majors, such as Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or Computer Science, a minor in ECE will expand their knowledge and capabilities.

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