Materials Engineering

Materials Science and EngineeringMaterials engineers work to create and refine new materials that will allow us to change the world. They use their deep knowledge of how materials work to improve things – modifying an existing material, creating an entirely new material, or optimise the way a material is made – and then see the results.


Materials engineering is a relatively new discipline. Borne out of the need to understand and create materials with specific properties to support new science and technologies, Materials Engineers work alongside designers and engineers of every discipline. They enjoy exceptionally high employment prospects as a result.


Materials Engineering might be for you if you:

  • Are inquisitive
  • Enjoy understanding the world
  • Like studying chemistry, mathematics and physics

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Our former students work in areas such as aerospace, energy, automotive and medical industry.


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