Stanford’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) focuses on the structures and properties of nanoscale components. This exciting area of engineering informs the direction of the curriculum.
Our Department is located in close proximity to other Departments in the natural sciences - biology, physics, applied physics, statistics and mathematics - the Schools of Engineering and Medicine, as well many interdisciplinary centers and state-of-the-art shared facilities, making Stanford a rich environment for our students and faculty.
Stanford Engineering has long been at the forefront of groundbreaking research, education and innovation. Through the development and application of engineering principles across disciplines, we are tackling the major challenges of the 21st century.
We are a hub for innovation, collaboration and creativity at Stanford. Our mission is to help people become everyday innovators, everywhere.
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In a typical year, Stanford requires just one exam—either the ACT or the SAT. The Writing/Essay section is not required. In light of challenges related to COVID-19, Stanford is test optional for the 2022–23 application cycle. The information on this page is for a typical year when an ACT or SAT score is required.