Department Forms and Procedures

Materials Engineering Year 3 - Combining the Fundamentals through Practice


Learning materials science and applying it. Design and process improvement. 

What to Expect

Here is where you really dig in. This year is run in a project-based format, where you learn the science and engineering in the context of working on projects. You’ll be working in teams, but the work requires a great deal of self-initiated learning. 

This is the year in which you are challenged to fully embrace your responsibility to begin putting science and engineering together. If there are gaps in your understanding, it is up to you to identify these gaps and pursue their closure. The faculty act as coaches to help you through this process.

At the end of this year, if you have developed yourself to your fullest, you will feel a great sense of accomplishment.

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Materials Engineering Department
1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

Location: 41A-229

Phone: (805) 756-2568


Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

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