Materials Engineering Undergraduate Program

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 Parisa Najafi


Parisa Najafi

Graduation Year:


PEY Co-op:

Materials Lab Analyst at Celestica

Memorable Experience:

She describes Frosh Week as one of the most exciting things she’s ever done — from joining secret societies and colouring herself purple, to getting a preview of all the friendships she would come to cherish.

Fun Fact:

Parisa starred in a few elementary-level tutorial videos for one of her professors' YouTube channels. Together, the videos were viewed 600K+ times.

Current Job:

Product Manager at DealMaker

“Finding my pathway at U of T Engineering reflects the way I think about life today. I am always up for the challenge and seeking opportunities around me. There were lots of people that helped me grow and become the person I am today."

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

Did you know?

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