Why study MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING? Because we study EVERYTHING.
Everything is made of something. In Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), we study that something. From aerospace components to biomaterials and from nanoscale technology to 3-D printing, Materials Scientists and Engineers study the structure and properties of all kinds of materials and how we can process those materials to improve their affordability, durability and performance.
Need a material that is faster? Lighter? Stronger? Ask a materials scientist.
Students who study MSE gain a strong foundation in chemistry and physics and explore the basic classes of materials: ceramics, polymers and metals. From here topics expand into courses such as Corrosion, Batteries & Fuel Cells, Materials for Electronic, Magnetic & Optical Applications, Aerospace Materials, Nanoscale Science & Technology, Additive Manufacturing, and Thermodynamics & Kinetics of Materials. Throughout our program, students explore hands-on labs, research opportunities and a research & design capstone.
After graduation, MSE students can be found working in industry, academia, and government – practically every field needs a materials scientist.
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