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
Materials Lab Analyst at Celestica
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.
Parisa starred in a few elementary-level tutorial videos for one of her professors' YouTube channels. Together, the videos were viewed 600K+ times.
Analytics strategist at Accenture, a large global technology company
“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
(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.