B.S. Materials Science & Engineering
NOTICE: The Materials Science & Engineering program for undergraduates and graduate students is no longer being offered.
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Investigate the properties, fabrication processes and behaviors of many different types of materials, from metals and ceramics to semiconductors and biomaterials, and apply this knowledge to improve or create new materials for a variety of purposes as an engineer in this field. Students have the opportunity to conduct experiments in modern labs.
- Energy and Electronics
- Polymers and Plastics
- Pulp and Paper
- Nuclear Materials
- Biomedical and Natural Materials
- Packaging and Formulation
- No. 1 Best Value Public University in the West – ranked for the second year in a row by U.S. News and World Report. We’re also the only public university in Idaho to be ranked best value by Forbes, Money, and The Princeton Review.
- Top 7 in the Nation for “infusing real-world experiences into engineering education” through our undergraduate Senior Capstone Design Program – National Academy of Engineering
- Personalized Attention from nationally and internationally recognized faculty and staff through small class sizes, 1-on-1 interaction, mentorship, advising and research collaboration. All faculty hold Ph.D.s in their field.
- 90% Graduate with Jobs or are enrolled in graduate education or military service – First Destination Survey
- Highest Salary Earnings for early- and mid-career undergraduate degree recipients than any other public university in Idaho – Payscale
- More Scholarships Awarded than any 4-year public engineering college in Idaho. – 2020/21 Financial Aid Data
- Hands-On Experience, Guaranteed ALL U of I College of Engineering students participate in hands-on experiences, through our nationally recognized Senior Capstone Design Program and Engineering Design EXPO, Cooperative Education Program (Co-op), Idaho’s only Grand Challenge Scholars Program and paid undergraduate assistantships.
- International Competition Teams - Materials science and engineering student teams frequently place top three in international design competitions.
The Materials Science and Engineering undergraduate degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.