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.

At an undergraduate level, specialisation in Materials Science is offered within the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours), the Bachelor of Materials Science and Engineering (Honours) (Ceramic, Materials, Metallurgical) and several dual degree programs.

Postgraduate research and coursework programs are also available.

Materials Science can be studied as 

Specialisation Stream Type Stream
Materials Science Major

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