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Engineering Graduate Student Services - Prospective Students

Welcome to the School of Engineering


Located in the heart of California’s Central Valley, UC Merced is the 10th and newest University of California campus. As a graduate student at UC Merced, you will enjoy the benefits of a major research university as well as the personalized attention of an intimate campus setting.

UC Merced graduate studies offer an interdisciplinary curriculum that is designed to provide an “innovative” and “hands-on” learning approach. Students have access to UC Merced's distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. In addition, UC Merced has created partnerships with signature interdisciplinary research institutes such as the Sierra Nevada Research Institute, UC Advanced Solar Technologies, UC Merced Energy Research Institute, Health Sciences Research Institute, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the National Park Services. These partnerships offer intellectual and innovative opportunities.

UC Merced has a vibrant and close knit graduate student community. Our student population is very diverse and includes students from all over the world. As part of the student body, your experiences and achievements will contribute to the traditions and cultures of the campus as well as the community.

We are excited that you are considering UC Merced for your graduate education and hope that you can contribute to the scholarly activity, research, and community at UC Merced!