Materials Science and Engineering, B.Sc. | Northwestern University | Evanston, United States
B.Sc. On Campus

Materials Science and Engineering

48 months
62391 USD/year
62391 USD/year
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The Materials Science and Engineering program at Northwestern University is broad-based, encompassing a wide range of materials, and enables students to understand the scientific principles that govern the relationships among processing, structure, properties, and materials performance. Students also learn how to integrate these principles in the systematic design of new materials.


This undergraduate Materials Science and Engineering program at Northwestern University is accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET, and it is intended for students who are interested in becoming practicing engineers or continuing on with graduate study.

Areas of Concentration

Our curriculum provides students with the core materials science and engineering fundamentals, while offering the option to select one of these seven areas of concentration:

  • Biomaterials
  • Design and manufacturing
  • Electronic materials
  • Energy materials
  • Metals and ceramics
  • Nanomaterials
  • Polymeric materials
  • Surface science

Career Paths

Graduates are well prepared to practice as materials scientists and engineers, excel in graduate study, work to advance the field, or apply their knowledge in other areas, including include law, medicine, or business.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematics
  • Engineering analysis and computer proficiency
  • Basic sciences
  • Design and communications
  • Basic engineering
  • Social sciences / humanities
  • Microstructural Dynamics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application*
  • Official secondary school transcript and school report
  • Counselor recommendation
  • At least one teacher recommendation
  • SAT or ACT scores (OPTIONAL for 2020-22 cycle)
  • Official proof of English language proficiency‡ (ONLY for applicants whose first/primary language is not English or whose secondary schooling has not been in English)

Tuition Fee

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    62391 USD/year
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  • National

    62391 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 62391 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Evanston

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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