Undergraduate Admissions
Materials science students welding.

Materials Science and Engineering

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.

Customize your degree with:

Minors available in

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electronic Materials
  • Manufacturing
  • Minerals Processing
  • Nanoscale Science and Engineering
  • Polymer Science and Engineering

You can also earn a master’s in one additional year through the Accelerated Master’s program.

Take courses like:

  • Materials Processing
  • Polymer Engineering
  • Materials Forensics
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Corrosion and Environmental Effects

Get hands-on experience like:

  • Improving the efficiency of scrap metal recovery for Gerdau by working with the Advanced Metalworks Enterprise team.
  • Using state-of-the-art equipment and technology for lab assignments, research, and projects
  • Publishing an open-source library of designs that will let scientists slash the cost of the syringe pump using 3D printing.
  • Accessing a wide range of material characterization tools such as optical microscopes, scanning electron microscopes, and x-ray diffractometers
  • Participating in the McArthur Research Interns program which provides opportunities for undergraduates to pursue leading-edge materials research under the guidance of a research-active faculty advisor and mentor

Get a job like:

  • Reliability engineer
  • Research engineer
  • Semiconductor processing engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Quality assurance engineer

Work for companies like:

  • ArcelorMittal
  • Waupaca Foundry
  • Mercury Marine
  • All major automotive manufacturers
  • John Deere
  • Caterpillar

Learn more about materials science and engineering at Michigan Tech!