Program overview

5 years
3 Industry placements

Career opportunities

The field of materials science and engineering plays a vital role in our lives, offering innovative new materials and processes for improving society in the 21st century.

Materials science and engineering is a multidisciplinary field that combines principles from physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, data analytics, and engineering. It is a dynamic and rapidly evolving field that underpins technological advancements by providing the foundation for the development of new materials and technologies with improved performance, functionality, and sustainability. As a result, materials scientists and engineers are highly employable.  

The quality technical foundation provides a wide range of opportunities and flexible career paths, including:

  • Polymer scientist
  • Metallurgist
  • Process Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Ceramic Engineer
  • Nanorefinement of Mulitcrystalline Structures
  • Environmental Process Management
  • Renewable Energy
  • Defence Forces or Aerospace Industry
  • Automotive and Transport Industry
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Sustainable Materials and Processes
  • Construction Industry
  • Government, Education
  • Management, Marketing, Risk Management
Being a Co-op Scholar has been an enriching journey, offering three diverse work placements and a supportive tight-knit community who offer support in any situation. Through Co-op, I've gained valuable hands-on experience and academic support that has prepared me for life after graduation. Material Science and Engineering is a great degree for enhancing skills in designing, analysing, and manipulating materials at their molecular core. It is a multifaceted degree, with pathways to industry or product development, spanning the realms of polymers, ceramics and metals.
Co-op Program
Olivia Lloyd
Materials Science & Engineering

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