B.Sc. On Campus

Materials Science and Engineering

Rutgers University

48 months
34748 USD/year
34748 USD/year
14354 USD/year
Tuition fee
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In the Materials Science and Engineering program of Rutgers University you’ll learn from highly regarded faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring and regularly take students on plant trips to see how materials science and engineering is applied in industry, commerce, and national laboratories.


What Will I Study?

Students in the Materials Science and Engineering program of Rutgers University study the chemical and physical nature of materials at the macro, micro, and nano scales. Early on you will take courses in crystal chemistry and physics of materials, followed by more focused study of phase equilibria and the measurement of thermal, electrical, and optical properties. The later stages of the curriculum emphasizes the intricate but defining relationships between structure, properties, and processing of engineering materials, with emphasis on applications and materials design. In the senior year, undergraduates design their capstone course in preparation for graduate studies or an industrial career in the materials industry in a diverse range of categories that include research, development, marketing, process engineering, and technical sales.

How Can I Specialize in a Certain Area?

Most importantly, the MSE program encourages a student to select an area of focus in one of the following areas: biomaterials, nanomaterials, metals, polymers, fiber optics, manufacturing, packaging materials, or in an area designed specifically to meet an individual student’s educational and career goals. This specialization is accomplished via the selection of technical electives in the targeted area.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Chemistry for Engineers
  • Experimentation
  • Calculus
  • Analytical Physics
  • Materials Processing
  • Materials Thermodynamics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    34748 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17374 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    34748 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17374 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    14354 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7177 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 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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