Everything You Need to Know About Graduate Coursework
All full-time students should be enrolled in 12 units each quarter to ensure eligibility for employment and access to university services, such as health care. For all Materials Science and Engineering degree programs, the core courses should be taken in the first two quarters of enrollment (fall and winter), followed by electives selected in consultation with your major professor or graduate advisor. Sample schedules for each degree program are available under the “About Our Programs” section.
We know students are curious about selecting their electives, so we’ve identified a list of several common electives. This list should be used to guide your discussion with your major professor. Students often select electives from the Departments of Chemistry, Physics and other engineering disciplines, as well as from Materials Science and Engineering. Please be sure to complete a program of study form for your degree program.
Program of Study Forms
If you have identified a major professor and are actively conducting research, use the tool below to locate the course registration number for your major professor. Please take care to ensure that you are enrolled in the correct section of EMS 290, 290C (1 unit for group meeting), and/or 299 (variable units for conducting research):
Department research CRNs
Teaching Assistant/Reader Applications
To apply to be a Teaching Assistant and/or Reader for the Department of Chemical Engineering and/or Department of Materials Science and Engineering please follow the steps listed below:
- Download and Complete the Graduate Student Eligibility Checklist & upload to Box Folder. (Department Representative signature not required)
- Complete Winter 2022 TA & Reader Application by November 5th, 2021 for priority review.
- You need to sign in via your UC Davis email account.
- You can edit your responses until the priority review deadline.
- Applications will be accepted until the first day of the Winter Quarter.
Priority consideration is given to Materials Science & Engineering PhD students.