Computer Science & Engineering


Computer Science and Engineering Overview

Computer Science and Engineering students at UC Merced will work with the top computer scientists and engineers in the world. Our faculty has developed a program of study that combines practical exposure to the most modern technologies available, with a theoretical foundation that will empower students to master future changes and innovation as technologies continue to evolve at an astonishing pace. Our graduates will thus have both tools and insights to propel them into positions of responsibility and leadership across virtually any occupation.

Computer science and engineering constitutes one of the strongest industrial sectors in the state and the nation, offering a broad spectrum of career opportunities. Education at UC Merced provides the opportunity to participate in innovative classroom learning experiences, to become involved in laboratory research, to
participate with fellow students in team activities and projects, and to interact directly with our remarkable faculty. From introductory programming courses through architecture design experiences, and research and team project activities, our students gain insights that allow them to excel throughout their chosen career path.

Areas of Research in Computer S & E    Careers

  • Sensor networks, Wireless communications
  • Artificial intelligence and robotics
  • Computer animation
Design and Manufacturing
Health Care

Computer Science and Engineering Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, our graduates demonstrate:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline;
  2. An ability to analyze a problem and identify the computing requirements appropriate for its solution,
  3. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs;
  4. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society;

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