This field is focused on the development of new and better materials for the next generation of engineering applications. It views the fundamentals of biomaterials, nanomaterials, ceramics, metals, polymers, electronic materials and composites, emphasising the relationships between atomic structure and microstructure as well as the properties, processing and performance of the material.
In this new century, sustainability and environmental impact lie at the core of materials development and application.
Materials science and engineering combines chemistry, physics and biology with mathematics and the principles of mechanical, chemical and electrical engineering. As a result, materials engineers are highly marketable.
Along with a solid technical foundation, you will be equipped with communication, project management, time management, organisational and computing skills.
The field of materials science and engineering offers unlimited possibilities for innovation and development.
Whether you are still in high school, considering tertiary study, changing career paths or considering undertaking postgraduate study, we will try to answer all your questions about studying in the School of Materials Science & Engineering at UNSW Sydney.
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