Minors

A minor allows an undergraduate student to specialize in a secondary discipline. A student may minor in any subject, provided the title of the minor differs from the title of the student’s major or major concentration.

To pursue a minor, you must first be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program and file a Curriculum Add/Drop Form with the Registrar's Office to declare the minor. We recommend that you begin your minor studies as early as possible in your academic career.

Minors offered by our department are listed below.


Municipal Engineering

Municipal Engineering

A minor in municipal engineering prepares students for employment with a city or municipality and especially enhances a degree in civil engineering. Gain a working knowledge of the planning, design, building, and management of a municipality’s vital facilities. Courses in this minor area include:

  • transportation engineering;
  • traffic engineering;
  • water and wastewater treatment;
  • water distribution and wastewater-collection-system design;
  • hydraulic structures; and more.

Rail Transportation

Rail Transportation

This minor is targeted to Undergraduate and Graduate students with interests in rail transportation. The mix of discipline specific and multi-disciplinary class requirements for this minor provides students with the basic skills and background necessary to rapidly become effective specialists and leaders in the railroad industry. In addition to courses in rail transportation and engineering, students also learn logistics, management, leadership, and/or communications skills to meet the demands of rail industry careers. Railroads are looking for graduates with versatile skills, who can become effective engineers, managers and team leaders in various company positions, and understand the requirements placed by the industry on its professional staff.


Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing (Interdisciplinary)

Discover remote sensing—an interdisciplinary field employing advanced technology to remotely collect data and take measurements. Remote sensing techniques are used in field studies when direct sensing is difficult or impossible, on scales ranging from microscopic to satellite to astronomical. Michigan Tech’s Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI) fosters interdisciplinary, team-based collaboration in remote sensing; opportunities to research on RSI teams are available to undergraduate students.