Why Study Materials Science?

With our Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) degrees you can work in cutting edge industries such as mining, biomedical and aerospace, or you can move on to obtain an advanced degree in almost any field. Graduates are not locked into a particular industry, which means MSE is a recession tolerant career choice.

What is Materials Science and Engineering?

This field is focussed 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.

Skills and Expertise

MSE 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 MSE degree is a very versatile and widely respected undergraduate degree.

Frequently Asked Questions

On the FAQs page, we've answered the questions we are most commonly asked. If you can't find the answers you're looking for, please email us at enquiries.materials@unsw.edu.au.  We'll be happy to help.