MEng: Materials Science and Engineering

Materials scientists and engineers work with diverse types of materials (e.g., metals, polymers, ceramics, liquid crystals, composites) to better understand and create advanced materials with unprecedented functional properties with applications in medicine, energy, healthcare, and other applications. This track is for engineers who want to add depth to or acquire new specialized knowledge in materials science and engineering.

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Course Requirements

Core Courses (choose five, from the following)

  • ENGS 130: Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • ENGS 131: Science of Solid State Materials
  • ENGS 132: Thermodynamics and Kinetics in Condensed Phases
  • ENGS 133: Methods of Materials Characterization
  • ENGS 134: Nanotechnology
  • ENGS 135: Thin Films and Microfabrication Technology
  • ENGS 136: Electrochemical Energy Materials
  • ENGS 137: Molecular and Materials Design using Density Functional Theory
  • ENGG 138: Corrosion and Degradation of Materials
  • ENGS 165: Biomaterials
  • ENGG 230: Fatigue and Fracture
  • ENGG 332: Topics in Plastic Flow and Fracture of Solids
  • ENGG 339: Advanced Electron Microscopy
  • ENGG 365: Advanced Biomaterials

Electives (choose four, from the following)

The recommended courses listed here are for students who seek additional courses that allow for further depth of study in their chosen track.


Any graduate-level engineering sciences courses, including:

  • ENGS 91: Numerical Methods in Computation
  • ENGS 93: Statistical Methods in Engineering
  • ENGS 105: Computational Methods for Partial Differential Equations I
  • ENGS 108: Applied Machine Learning
  • ENGS 124: Optical Devices and Systems

Design Project

Students enrolled in the design project elective may take the following three-course sequence to partially fulfill the four-course elective requirement.


Any graduate-level science course, including:

  • CHEM 101.2: Statistical Thermodynamics
  • CHEM 101.4: Chemistry of Macromolecules