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2013-2014 Catalog 
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Materials Science and Engineering, B.S.

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The additional requirements that must be met to receive a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering at UC Merced are: Engineering Fundamentals (18 units), MSE Core (26 units), and Technical electives (at least 9 units).

Engineering Fundamentals [18 Units Specified]

The following fundamentals courses are required:

Materials Science and Engineering Core [26 Units Specified]

The MSE core consists of courses designed to give all students a common foundation of core knowledge and skills specific to the discipline:

Additional Degree Requirements [1 Unit Specified]

Technical Electives [At Least 12 Units]

Technical electives should be selected in a manner that is complementary to, yet integrated with, your major area of study, and should be determined through close interaction with your major area advisor. They should be selected from the following approved list:

Additional Degree Recommendations:

Six Service Learning units, at least three of which should be upper division (up to 2 credits could be freshman seminars).

Focusing on Nanotechnology

The MSE faculty have intersecting research interests in Nanotechnology, and so the relevance of MSE core and elective courses to this important field is emphasized throughout the curriculum.

Elective courses with a particular focus on nanotechnology include:

Materials Science and Engineering Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, our graduates demonstrate the following:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


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