Materials Science and Engineering is a degree based firmly in the fundamental sciences of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. As it is not a specific area of focus in high school teaching, year 11 and 12 students often don't have a good understanding of what Materials Science and Engineering is, or the exciting career paths it can make available.
It is an excellent foundation to a wide range of careers in science, engineering and elsewhere, and a field that will have increasing importance as its correlation to sustainability and environmental impact is further explored.
Our HSC Subject Selection guide can assist teachers and students in making the most appropriate HSC choices to develop the strongest knowledge base for readily pursuing a degree in this area.
We encourage you to utilise our online tutorials, developed by teaching staff in the School to learn introductory materials science principles. The tutorials cover areas such as atomic bonding, corrosion, ceramics and materials testing, and are relevant to HSC students studying physics, chemistry and engineering studies.
We hope you find these resources useful in engaging with your students.