Material Science and Engineering program deals with the design and discovery of new materials. This field involves concepts from the fields of chemistry, physics, and engineering to understand observations in metallurgy and mineralogy. In understanding various principles, students distinguish how properties of materials depend on chemical bonding, atomic and molecular arrangements, crystal structures, and microstructures.
Materials science is also an important part of forensic engineering and failure analysis - investigating materials, products, structures or components which fail or do not function as intended, causing personal injury or damage to property. Such investigations are key to understanding, for example, the causes of various aviation accidents and incidents.
Most of the universities in the USA, Canada require you to give the GRE. Few universities from Germany require GRE scores. However, GRE is not required for admission to Australian universities. IELTS or TOEFL is compulsory for acquiring student visa and as a proof of English proficiency.
Chemical Bonding, Molecular Structure and their properties are some of the topics that students study in depth during their masters. Subjects include:
Specialization topics include:
Although the fees vary from university to university, the average tuition cost for master’s studies in Material Science and Engineering in the US are $31,000/year. Average living costs vary upto $8900/year. Tuition fees are around C$20000 in Canada. In Australia, average tuition costs are A$20000 / year and the average living costs are A$8,500/year.
|COUNTRY||AVERAGE SALARY||MEDIAN SALARY|
|United States||$54,411 - $106,815||$73,489|
|United Kingdom||£23,757 - £51,795||£31,105|
|Singapore||S$3,945 - S$92,767||S$47,482|
|Netherland||€18,121 - €67,241||€44,491|
|Germany||€21,618 - €70,531||€45,717|
|Canada||C$45,539 - C$90,087||C$67,770|
|Australia||AU$51,029 - AU$106,542||AU$68,806|