Materials Engineering Undergraduate Program

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Materials engineers design and develop new materials and advance processes for producing materials sustainably.

You’ll learn how to manipulate the structure and properties of materials at molecular and atomic levels from professors who have expertise with a range of applications, including renewable energy, biomaterials, automotive and aerospace. You’ll graduate with a solid foundation in how materials behave, and experience in using state-of-the-art characterization techniques and computer simulations.

Areas of Focus

  • Biomaterials
  • Design of Materials
  • Manufacturing with Materials
  • Sustainable Materials Processing

Sample PEY Co-op Employers

Advanced Micro-Devices (U.S.)

Air Liquide Laboratories (Japan)

General Electric Canada

Ontario Power Generation

Synaptive Medical

Sample Career Trajectories

Advanced Electronics

Biomaterials Engineering

Clean Technologies

Forensic Engineering


Mining and Mineral Processing

Portrait of Alejandro Mejia


Alejandro Mejia

Graduation Year:


PEY Co-op:

He worked at a forensic engineering firm where he paved a way into the industry

Memorable Experience:

He describes his first week at U of T Engineering as exciting, new, loud and fun! Orientation activities introduced him to some of his closest friends today. 

Fun Fact:

Alejandro was a member of the U of T Concrete Toboggan Team for three years. The team designs and races toboggans with concrete running surfaces. 

Current Job:

Alejandro is a forensic engineer at CEP Forensic Inc. located in Oshawa, Ontario.


“My experience at U of T Engineering was so much more than just an academic program. While I graduated from my studies well-prepared for employment, I also emerged with many practical skills and a diverse network of friends.” 

Materials Engineering First-year Courses

Fall Term

(common to all Core 8 programs)

  • Orientation to Engineering 
  • Engineering Strategies & Practice I 
  • Mechanics  
  • Engineering Chemistry & Materials Science 
  • Linear Algebra 
  • Calculus I 

Winter Term

  • Engineering Strategies & Practice II
  • Fundamentals of Computer Programming
  • Calculus II
  • Materials Engineering, Processing and Application
  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Intro to Materials Science & Engineering


The Department of Materials Science & Engineering is home to the Forensic Engineering certificate — a program that is unique in Canada.

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