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
- 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
Sample Career Trajectories
Mining and Mineral Processing
MATERIALS ENGINEERING ALUMNI PROFILE
He worked at a forensic engineering firm where he paved a way into the industry
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.
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.
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
(common to all Core 8 programs)
- Orientation to Engineering
- Engineering Strategies & Practice I
- Engineering Chemistry & Materials Science
- Linear Algebra
- Calculus I
- 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.