MSE at Rutgers

Welcome to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Our students solve problems related to the design, processing, and evaluation of conventional and specialty materials. The MSE curriculum equips students with solid training in chemistry, applied physics, and processing, preparing them for careers in a variety of different fields. With access to all the major instrumentation and processing equipment used in industry, students work to solve engineering problems as they learn how to apply their theoretical knowledge to practical situations.

For Prospective Students

Open House Spring 2021 (PDF) download full presentation here


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What is Materials Science & Engineering?

Why Materials Science & Engineering is Awesome?

What does a Materials Scientist & Engineer do?


Materials Science & Engineering Employment Statistics


The Awesome World of Materials - Some examples:

Gorilla Glass

Gallium-The Terminator Material 

Magnetite Nanoparticles & Ferrofluids


Contact the Undergraduate Program Director here for more information

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Academic Programs

Bachelor of Science Degree
MSE prepares students for a career in industry or graduate study by combining traditional classroom learning with laboratory and hands-on experience. Students graduate with a solid understanding and appreciation of materials science and engineering with a broad array of specialization and concentration options that allow students to customize their degree to target specific career interests, including biomaterial, electronic and optical materials, energy conversion and storage materials, nanomaterials, polymers, and packaging materials. Find out more>>
Master of Science Degree
The MS degree in materials science and engineering offers degrees in all areas and classes of materials, including nanomaterials, biomaterials, traditional materials, and devices. Our program takes advantage of well-equipped laboratories for characterization of materials and their properties along with several interdisciplinary centers. Find out more>>
PhD Degree
The PhD program in materials science and engineering at Rutgers is primarily research-oriented with a focus on original contributions in a specialized concentration. Find out more>>