Student life & resources

Connect with others, explore opportunities and make the most of student life.

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Welcome to the School of Materials Science & Engineering at UNSW Sydney! The school has approximately 340 undergraduate students. Being a relatively small school allows us to maintain an intimate learning environment where you will work alongside our internationally renowned academic staff. This means you receive the highest quality teaching in an increasingly sought after field of expertise.  

Undergraduate program plans

No matter what your interests are within engineering, you’ll find the right program for you with our diverse range of degree programs. You’ll graduate as a professional with strong skills and sound technical knowledge in engineering and science.

Postgraduate program plans

Our postgraduate coursework and research programs will hone your knowledge and problem-solving skills. If you want to extend yourself in engineering, explore our various postgraduate degree programs offered in research and coursework.

Course outlines

Find course outlines for your Materials Science & Engineering program, organised by year of study. Course outlines contain all the important information you need, such as detailed breakdowns of the course content, schedules, assessment tasks and more.

Important information for all students

A mandatory read for all Materials Science & Engineering, this page sets out the requirements and procedures expected for your courses and degree. You must read this information carefully to avoid significant problems and financial costs.

Student societies

Our student societies MATSOC and PGSOC run fun social and industry events that connect you with peers and staff. They host events such as sports days, trivia night, board games nights and more. Get involved.

Careers & industries

A degree in materials science and engineering means you’ll have a strong set of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers and industries. Graduates start careers in a range of sectors, from emerging fields of nanotechnology to established industries. There are no limits.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

As a student of our Bachelor of Engineering programs, you’re required to undertake a minimum of 60 days of industrial training. This prepares you for future employment in your chosen engineering discipline and could even assist in helping you secure a job.

Exchange programs

Ever dreamed of studying abroad? Materials Science & Engineering is a field that provides many opportunities to work or study overseas. Undergraduates in third year can spend six months or a year overseas and we regularly welcome exchange students.