Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)/Materials Science and Engineering (M.ENG.)

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Illinois Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering/Master of Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering accelerated master's program allows students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies and complete both degrees in as few as five years.

Materials engineers produce new and better materials that will revolutionize health care, information technologies, and energy. Undergraduate materials science and engineering students will be part of such cutting-edge research as energy materials for solar cells, fuels cells, or batteries; smart materials for sensors, actuators, or microphones; and biological materials for prosthetic bones or joints.

Our graduate program in materials science and engineering will prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop and improve materials that impact everyday life. Students will study connections between materials’ structure and performance, including semiconductors, nanotechnology, and bio-materials. In addition, they will learn how newly engineered materials can be used to advance the future of technology.

Program Overview

Students will learn about such materials as semiconductors, nanotechnology, and bio-materials, and understand how newly engineered materials can advance the future of technology. Study connections between materials’ structure and performance that will revolutionize health care, information technologies, and energy.

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering/Master of Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering accelerated master's degree program will prepare you for such careers as:

  • Materials science engineer
  • Metallic materials application engineer
  • Metallurgist

Program requirements are outlined in the undergraduate and graduate course bulletins.

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Students applying to the Accelerated Master’s Program must have completed at least 60 credit hours with at least one full semester (12 credit hours) of applicable undergraduate study at the university.

Students must be at least one full semester (12 credit hours) away from undergraduate degree completion in order to apply.

Applicants are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; however, please consult individual departments for specific minimum GPA requirements.