Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science & Engineering

Since the beginning of civilization, technological progress has always relied on the materials that people were able to acquire from nature or through trade or by innovation. Wood, stone, bronze, iron, steel, aluminum, cements, plastics, semiconductors, liquid crystals, nanomaterials and quantum dots all have unique properties that enable — but also limit — what humans can make and do.

Nations continue to go to war over access to particular raw materials. The construction of safe dwellings, the conveniences of rapid travel, the efficiency of telecommunications, the calculating and archiving power of computers, the life-prolonging gift of surgical implants and the dazzling performances of athletes all require dependable materials.

Future technological progress of any kind will always be driven by the available materials.

The Materials Science and Engineering program at UC Merced is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.ABET.org

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Catalog Year 2013-2014

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Catalog Year 2014-2015

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Catalog Year 2015-2016

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