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Overview

 

Design how the future will be made

 

The big engineering challenges of our time will demand better, stronger, smarter materials. We’re looking for the engineers and scientists ready to work on designing the future.


The field of Material Sciences and Engineering (MSE) thrives on its multi-disciplinary engineers and scientists. Chemists, physicists, mathematicians, and engineers in every area all contribute. It’s that vital for advances in computing, in medicine, in transportation, and all industries.


Our undergraduate program is one of the top undergraduate program in materials science and engineering in the United States. In 2016, the University of Michigan’s Undergraduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering was ranked #4 by the U.S. News and World Report.

 

Learn by experience: high-value skills for industry and research

 

Our goal is to give MSE students a broad foundation in all classes of materials, including metals, polymers, ceramics, and materials used in the manufacture of solid-state electronic devices.


“If you like chemistry, if you like physics, you want to check out this major. There’s a lot of subdisciplines. ” - TIm Chan, MSE ‘16

 

 

To develop their skills, MSE students use chemistry and physics to understand how chemical bonding, atomic and molecular arrangements, crystal structures, and microstructures characterize properties of materials.


They learn how control and change these properties. They gain computational tools and concepts needed to apply to solve real world engineering problems.

 

 

Tailor your MSE degree to your fit your goals

 

MSE students benefit from a small classes and working closely with our faculty in undergraduate research opportunities. As in every department in the College of Engineering, MSE students will have access to award-winning faculty, and top-notch facilities as well as the other top 10 departments within the College and the 100 top 10 programs within the University of Michigan. 

 

 

Students can choose electives to fit their particular STEM interests or go even further by pursuing a second bachelor’s degree either in Engineering or in any program of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Many of our students participate in study abroad programs and co-op program and go on to be members and leaders in student organizations.

 

 

 

 Our program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: (410) 347-7700. 

 

RECENT ENROLLMENT AND GRADUATION DATA (Enrollment data include sophomores, juniors, and seniors)

2016-2017126

Fall EnrollmentWinter EnrollmentGraduates
2010-201113714354
2011-201212712950
2012-201314516355
2013-201415916147
2014-201517817567
2015-201615015853
2016-2017126