Materials Science and Engineering

Materials science students working with petri dishes.

Create. Innovate. Touch lives.

Materials scientists work at the forefront of technology, applying physics, chemistry, and biology to compose new products—many of which have the potential to greatly improve quality of life. You’ll be prepared to create and innovate products that touch our everyday lives: prostheses, automobiles, mountain bikes, computers, cell phones, and more.

Experiment with characterizing and making new materials in a suite of labs dedicated to undergraduate studies. Learn in the metal foundry and casting facility. Use scanning electron microscopes and computer simulation labs. Improve the efficiency of scrap metal recovery for Gerdau by working with the Advanced Metalworks Enterprise. Conduct leading-edge materials research alongside faculty in the McArthur Research Interns program. Make breakthroughs in process engineering, quality control, or materials design. You can also earn a master’s in one additional year through our Accelerated Master’s program.

"When I toured campus I spent time with the advisor and saw all the labs. I felt like people here were excited for more students to come and that I would be cared about as an individual." Julia Scruton, Materials Science and Engineering

Learn more about materials science and engineering at Michigan Tech!