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Materials Engineering

What is Material Engineering?

Materials Engineering is an interdisciplinary branch of engineering which is dedicated to designing and developing new materials, especially solids. Materials engineers work on three main tasks - material characterization, extracting them and application them for useful forms. Materials Engineering is closely related to Chemical Engineering and some of the issues are similar for these two branches of Engineering, for example, creation of polymers - chemical compounds made up of similar components stuck together like chains. The main difference is that Chemical Engineering is mostly concentrated on actual creating of these compounds and their theoretical application, and Materials Engineering works with the use of these compounds on an industrial scale.

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Materials Engineering has a lot of topics, such as Composites, Ceramics and glasses, Polymers, Semiconductors and each one of them is covered by a specific sub-discipline of Materials Engineering.

Entry requirements for Materials Engineering applicants

Most likely you will find a Master study program in Materials Engineering - they are way more common than Bachelor study programs. That means that applicants for a Master of Materials Engineering study program need to have an undergraduate education in a related area. Usually it is Engineering, but most universities also accept Physics and other technical disciplines graduates. Applicants need to demonstrate a high GPA score for all study programs in Materials Engineering, some top universities also require an Honours degree, or a first place amongst the other students in group - it will depend on the chosen institution and its prestige.

Research and work experience will also be an advantage for Materials Engineering applicants, but they are rarely mandatory.

Applicants whose native language is other from English need to demonstrate their language proficiency with a language certificate, as all international study programs are usually taught in English. Applicants who have already completed a degree in English in most situations do not have to pass language exams again.

Applicants for rare Bachelor study programs in Materials Engineering also need to demonstrate high scores in Physics and Mathematics (sometimes also Chemistry).

Note that some countries have some specific requirements for international students. Some of them, for example, requirements of USA or UK, can be found on our website.

Materials Engineering study program structure

Master study programs in Materials Engineering usually last from one to two years. They include specific courses in Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Biomaterials Science and Biocompatibility, Quantum Mechanics, Solid State Physics.

During all education period students are busy working on their own research or design project. Many study programs in Materials Engineering include internships in industry.

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                                                          Bachelor Materials Engineering programs

                                                          bachelor materials-engineering programs
                                                          Description Students interested in the B.S./B.A. or B.S. Dual Degree program would begin at the School of Arts...
                                                          Description Materials Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary field that is closely related to diverse...
                                                          A degree in Materials Science and Engineering can lead to a wide variety of career options. You could look forward to...
                                                          Description Students interested in the B.S./B.A. or B.S. Dual Degree program would begin at the School of Arts...
                                                          Description Students in our undergraduate program receive a strong engineering education that has a solid emphasis...
                                                          The undergraduate degree courses in Materials Science and Engineering at Imperial contain a strong core of applied...
                                                          The undergraduate degree courses in Materials Science and Engineering at Imperial contain a strong core of applied...
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                                                          The undergraduate degree courses in Materials Science and Engineering at Imperial contain a strong core of applied...
                                                          The Metallurgy and Metal Forming BSc provides a general engineering qualification in the area of metallurgy and metal...

                                                          Master Materials Engineering programs

                                                          master materials-engineering programs
                                                          This interdisciplinary MSc programme equips students with the skills, knowledge and expertise to become expert...
                                                          In our high-tech society there is a great need for advanced knowledge about materials, as the materials to a high...
                                                          Nanotechnology is all about designing, fabricating and controlling materials and components with dimensions on the...
                                                          University of Eastern Finland has developed a master programme which opens up the opportunity for a career within the...
                                                          The department has a strong research record, and is particularly proud of its mix of fundamental research coupled with...
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                                                          Most Popular Materials Engineering programs

                                                          most popular materials-engineering programs
                                                          This interdisciplinary MSc programme equips students with the skills, knowledge and expertise to become expert...
                                                          In our high-tech society there is a great need for advanced knowledge about materials, as the materials to a high...
                                                          Nanotechnology is all about designing, fabricating and controlling materials and components with dimensions on the...
                                                          University of Eastern Finland has developed a master programme which opens up the opportunity for a career within the...
                                                          The department has a strong research record, and is particularly proud of its mix of fundamental research coupled with...
                                                          This MSc is the first Masters programme within the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC). It offers students access to...
                                                          Advertisement MaMaSELF is a two year European Master program in Materials Science, which aims to teach the...
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                                                          PhD Materials Engineering programs

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                                                          Description Advertisement The Ph.D. program in Materials Science and Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary...
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