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Materials Engineering degrees abroad

Material engineers apply their knowledge of material properties to engineering designs and projects.

As a materials engineering student, you’ll develop a thorough understanding of the structure and behaviors of different materials, including metals, polymers, ceramics, and biomaterials. You’ll explore how materials perform in different environmental conditions, and consider how they could be used to develop problem-solving technologies and products.

The engineering industry is a global one, and the expertise of materials engineers are highly-prized across the world. By studying abroad, you’ll gain an international perspective that’ll help you kickstart a career anywhere you choose.

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Materials Engineering program structure

Bachelor’s degrees require at least three years of full-time study, but completing an industrial placement as part of your BEng will increase your total program length to four years. Placements allow you to put your skills into practice and network with experts in the field.

Universities in the US follow the liberal arts model, so you’ll take general education classes alongside your materials engineering major. Undergraduate programs in the US take four years to finish.

Students wishing to work in research, development, or education can gain specialist knowledge through a postgraduate degree. A master’s program generally takes one or two years to complete, while a PhD adds a further five or so years to your studies.

Teaching is mainly delivered through lectures, seminars, practical workshops, and computer labs. Assessment methods vary between modules, but research projects, exams, presentations, written assignments, and computer-based tests are common.

Every university’s program content will be slightly different depending on the elective modules offered. However, most institutions cover these core areas:

  • Fundamentals of materials science
  • Design for structural applications
  • Design for functional applications
  • Modeling materials behavior
  • Physics of materials
  • Microstructures of materials
  • Mechanics of materials
  • Structure of solids

Materials Engineering study abroad programs

Materials engineering undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in materials engineering

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    Materials Engineering - BMEng Auburn University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    33,202 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,202 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Materials Engineering - BEng McGill University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    43,679 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 59,654 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Materials Engineering - BAppSc The University of British Columbia, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    45,139 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 61,649 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Materials Engineering - BSc University of Dunaújvaros, Hungary

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    42 months
    Annual tuition fee
    4,289 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 3,950 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Materials Engineering (North Campus Edmonton) - BSc University of Alberta, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,353 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,895 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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Materials engineering graduate programs

Master's in materials engineering

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    Master of Applied Science in Materials Engineering (MASc) - MAppSc The University of British Columbia, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,955 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,500 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Engineering Chemical and Materials Engineering - MEng University of Alberta, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 40,290 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Materials Engineering - MSc University of Dayton, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,825 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,825 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Materials Engineering - MEng Carleton University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,019 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,707 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Materials Engineering - MAppSc McMaster University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,517 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,096 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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Future materials engineering careers

As a materials engineering student, you’ll graduate with the tools needed to shape a forward-thinking and exciting career.

Your technical and professional skills can be transferred across several sectors, including manufacturing, research and development, education, and technology. Here are some of the job prospects available to you:

  • Materials engineer
  • Product/process development scientist
  • Manufacturing systems engineer
  • Materials tester
  • Aerospace engineer
  • CAD technician
  • Design engineer
  • Metallurgist

Adding practical, real-world experience to your CV is sure to grab the attention of recruiters. The majority of universities have a careers office where staff can help you find and apply for relevant placement opportunities.