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Materials Science and Engineering

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

12 months
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32858 USD/year
32858 USD/year
17456 USD/year
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About

The Materials Science and Engineering program of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) allows for specialization in one of the following fields: ceramics and ceramic processing, electronic and optical materials, and structural materials.

Overview

Areas of Study

At the heart of materials science is an understanding of the microstructure of solids. “Microstructure” is used broadly in reference to solids viewed at the subatomic (electronic) and atomic levels, and the nature of the defects at these levels. The microstructures of solids at various levels, especially the defects, profoundly influence the mechanical, electronic, chemical, and biological properties of solids. The phenomenological and mechanistic relationships between the microstructure and the macroscopic properties of solids are, in essence, what the materials science is all about. This is best represented by the “materials science triangle”: synthesis-microstructure-properties.

Materials engineering, on the other hand, is concerned with the design, fabrication, and testing of engineering materials. Such materials must fulfill simultaneously the dimensional properties, quality control, and economic requirements. Several manufacturing steps may be involved: (1) primary fabrication, such as solidification or vapor deposition of homogeneous or composite materials; (2) secondary fabrication, including shaping and microstructural control by operations such as mechanical working, machining, sintering, joining and heat treatment and (3) testing, which measures the degree of reliability of a processed part, destructively or non-destructively.

Because the science of materials branches into other fields of study, the department offers joint fields of study in collaboration with other departments. A degree specializing in electronic materials is offered which provides a broad-based background in materials science, with the opportunity to specialize in semiconducting materials used in electronic and optoelectronic devices. The Materials Science and Engineering program of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) incorporates several courses in electrical engineering in addition to those in the materials science curriculum. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Materials Science
  • Thermodynamics of Materials
  • Diffraction Methods in Science of Materials
  • Materials Characterization B (Electron Microscopy)
  • Cultural Materials Science II: Characterization Methods in Conservation of Materials
  • Cultural Materials Science I: Analytical Imaging and Documentation in Conservation of Materials

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

36 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Fee
  • To apply for the M.S. degree, applicants should have a B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering or a comparable major with a GPA that is the equivalent of not less than 3.0/4.0 in undergraduate study
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores
  • Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Personal History Statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32858 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32858 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    32858 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32858 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    17456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17456 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Beverly Hills

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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