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Materials Science and Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #377 (QS) , CT,
Materials engineering is a discipline dealing with production processing, characterization, selection and design of materials. Typical job functions include designing new materials, developing new/improved manufacturing processes, a selection of materials, failure analysis, characterization of structures and measurement of properties. 


What is Materials Engineering?

Look around! The clothes that we wear, the cars that we drive, the airplanes in which we fly, the cell phones and computers that we use, the CD & DVD players we cannot live without, the dishes that we eat from are all made of different types of materials. Significant contributions by materials scientists and engineers have made all these available to us. Materials Science & Engineering is a systematic study of all such types of materials. Actually, it is a lot more than that it is a study of how materials can be changed and made better to do more amazing things, enabling the creation of completely new kinds of materials! Most materials fit into general categories such as metals, ceramics & polymers:

  • Metals are very strong, ductile and are excellent conductors of heat and electricity. Metals are generally heavy, but some metals like aluminum are light, while still being strong making its use widespread such as in soda cans, kitchen utensils, aluminum foil, and major parts of aircrafts.
  • Ceramics are made by combining metals with non-metals, and are strong, brittle, and generally poor conductors of heat and electricity. But materials scientists have figured out how to make them good conductors of electricity too.
  • Polymers include plastics, rubber, etc., and can be very elastic.

Other types of materials that do not fit in the above classifications also exist:

  • Electronic materials, such as semiconductors, superconductors and magnetic materials.
  • Biomaterials that can aid in the creation of artificial body parts.
  • Composite materials, made from a combination of more than one type of material.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Structure, Properties, and Processing of Materials I
  • Materials Characterization and Processing Laboratory
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Applied Thermodynamics of Materials
  • Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing
  • Phase Transformation Kinetics and Applications

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • A Completed Common Application or Coalition Application
  • $80 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • Essay & Two Optional Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official SAT or ACT Scores
  • English Proficiency Requirement
  • Fine Arts Applicants
  • Special Program Applicants

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35216 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35216 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12848 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12848 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Storrs

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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