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Materials Science and Engineering Minor

MSE Minor

The Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) faculty are excited to announce this opportunity for students to choose an MSE minor beginning Fall of 2021.

Keep in mind that while the MSE minor will appear in the 2022-23 catalog, it is active for the enrollment academic year 2021-22.

The MSE minor is the first engineering minor offered at UC Merced and is open to students in all three Schools who meet the prerequisites for the 20 required units.

MSE Courses

View Course Catalog (navigate to "School of Engineering" and select program/catalog year)


Lower Division MSE Course [4 units]

  • ENGR 045: Introduction to Materials II [4 units]

Upper Division MSE Courses [8 units]

  • MSE 109: Materials Thermodynamics [4 units]
  • MSE 111: Materials Kinetics and Processing [4 units]

Additional Upper Division MSE Courses [6-8 units]

  • Any two additional upper division MSE courses, other than research and independent study, each worth at least 3 units.
  • Graduate level MSE courses may be substituted with instructor approval.
  • Courses may be selected from both the core required courses for an MSE major and any course allowed as an elective for an MSE major.


  • For questions about the minor and enrollment, contact your School of Engineering advisors at

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