Discover our new Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Materials Science & Engineering) – a contemporary degree with a focus on sustainability and societal impact.
QS World University Rankings By Subject 2023
Our graduates work at CSIRO, ANSTO and Cochlear
Founded in 1952
Materials science is essential for the future of innovation and technology. We know that the core of innovation starts with the sharing of knowledge. The foundation of research rests upon our passion to teach upcoming, bright materials science and engineering students to fulfill the needs of society.
Materials science and engineering is the foundation for creating high-performance materials that benefit society in many ways.
“…Of all the occupations, materials engineers have the largest projected workforce shortage
and will require the profession to increase fivefold to meet demand.”
Australian Infrastructure Workforce and Skills Supply Report
The School’s research structure is outcome focused, comprising of the following societal themes that deliver significant benefits to society. These themes are supported by an enabling platform for understanding the structure-property-processing-performance nexus of materials.
Understanding how the phenomenon of ‘crackling noise’ occurs at the microscopic scale could have implications for new research in materials science and medicine.
UNSW researchers have been named as finalists in Australia’s most high-profile science awards.
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