About this course
The MS Materials Engineering program provides advanced study of materials engineering topics with emphasis on both the fundamental and applied aspects. A multi-disciplinary approach to education is evident in the materials engineering program's specialization areas of semiconductor processing, structural materials, and biomaterials. Elective courses are also available in science, business, and other engineering fields. This broad-based, multi-disciplinary education has proven to be an important factor for a student's future success, either at leading Silicon Valley companies or in Ph.D. programs. Class schedules are designed for the convenience of employed engineers who wish to pursue graduate work on a part-time basis.
The faculty are actively involved in research in a number of areas including electronic and magnetic materials, microelectronics processing, nanomaterials, MEMS, microelectronic packaging, polymers, composites and biomaterials. Research activity is sponsored by local industries as well as by government funding agencies.
- Candidates must meet all the university admission requirements. Students can be admitted in either classified or conditionally classified standing. To be admitted to classified standing, a student must possess a BS degree with a major in materials science or engineering or its equivalent from an accredited institution and a grade point average of 2.6 or better in the last 60 units.
- Students can be admitted with conditionally classified standing if they have a BS degree in an engineering discipline, chemistry, biology, or physics from an accredited institution. Students with conditionally classified standing will take a series of transition courses. Once these are completed satisfactorily, students can petition from classified standing.