What is materials science & engineering?

Michael Ferry HoS

This field is focused on the development of new and better materials for the next generation of engineering applications that improve the world around us. It covers 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 these materials. In this century, sustainability and environmental impact lie at the core of materials development and application.

Skills and expertise

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.

Interesting materials research around the world