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Electronic Materials Engineering Major

Jeffrey Edsinga

"Our department has everything: the faculty is helpful and polite, my fellow undergraduates are some of the most hardworking students on campus, but we still know when to have fun. We are the only department that makes ice cream from scratch with liquid nitrogen!"-Jeffrey Edsinga, senior

*This major is no longer accepting new students*

The Electronic Materials Engineering Program is a combined major, including portions of the Electrical Engineering curriculum in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Materials Science curriculum in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. In the past decade, the fields of solid-state electronics, opto-electronics, magnetics, and superconductors have developed to the point that demand for new materials now sets the pace for progress in these fields. Materials scientists with an electronics background are key to continued progress in these areas. The Electronic Materials Engineering curriculum provides students with the background necessary to pursue careers in electrical engineering or materials science or to go on to graduate study.

The Electronic Materials Engineering program has adopted the following objectives to serve the long-term interests of our students and the industries of Northern California and the nation.

Foundation
To provide our graduates with a solid foundation in engineering science, including mathematics, physical science, and the fundamentals of electrical engineering and materials science and engineering. This foundation is necessary to succeed in more advanced engineering courses and to be able to continue learning throughout a career.
Breadth
To provide our graduates with sufficient breadth in electrical engineering and materials science and engineering. This breadth is required for students to understand engineering tradeoffs that cross disciplines, for them to contribute effectively to multi-disciplinary projects and for them to make an informed decision about their area of study.
Depth
To provide our graduates with sufficient depth in a specific area of electrical engineering and materials science and engineering. This depth is necessary to solve complex real-world engineering problems and to prepare to contribute to a specific discipline within electrical engineering and materials science and engineering.
Ethics
To provide our graduates with a basic understanding of, and ability to handle correctly, ethical problems that may arise during their careers. To provide them with an understanding of their obligations to society at large.

The Electronic Materials Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Click here to learn more about ABET Accreditation.