Materials Science


Materials Science is the underlying science of high performance materials including metals, ceramics, plastics, composites, electronic materials and biomaterials. It is about the science of developing high performance materials, making things from them and predicting their performance. Everything we use is made of materials and Materials Science is about developing the best materials for different applications.

Graduates of this discipline work in metals, ceramics, and plastic producing companies, the manufacturing industry, research and development, the utilities (power, water, gas, etc.), the service industries (airlines, railways, etc.), the government, consultancy, management and various areas of the sciences.

Studying Materials Science at UNSW

The study of Materials Science at UNSW is primarily through the School of Materials Science and Engineering within the Faculty of Science.

Please refer to the table below for a list of programs available at UNSW.

Materials Technology can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name Stream Type Stream
8717 Materials Technology Specialisation MATSES8717

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