Quick fact

  • You will study in multiple countries

What will I learn?

In the Materials Science and Engineering major, students acquire knowledge that can be used to solve materials problems in engineering processes. Graduates of this major can seek jobs in engineering companies and join the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers as graduate members. They can become professional engineers after receiving the relevant on-the-job training and completing the professional assessment.

The Materials Science and Engineering major aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to meet local and regional needs in the industrial, commercial, government and education sectors.

In particular, graduates of this major understand the production, fabrication and service performance of engineering materials, including conventional bulk materials, advanced thin film and nanostructured materials. Working with other engineering specialists, our graduates contribute to the design, manufacture, maintenance, safety enhancement and testing of engineering components, devices, structures and processing plants.

Materials Science and Engineering is an exciting and fascinating subject. Many of the novel materials invented over the past few decades significantly influence the way we live.

Materials Science and Engineering has permeated all industrial sectors. Graduates may choose to work in many different areas such as the electronics, toy, plastic, metal, ceramic and construction industries, or in testing laboratories. Graduates may also be employed as quality control engineers, production engineers, testing engineers or technical sales engineers for equipment, machinery and materials.

A Materials Science and Engineering education predisposes students to a life enriched by the ability to understand technical information and analyse problems using scientific reasoning. In the past, materials engineering graduates have pursued successful careers in other diverse fields such as finance, business and education.

Graduates of the Materials Science and Engineering major are all-round materials engineers who can participate in design, manufacturing and quality assurance teams in high-tech industries.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years) - multiple study locations

Tuition fees
HK$140,000.00 (US$ 18,060) per year
Start date

Expected January, September 2021


City University of Hong Kong

Tat Chee Avenue,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a US High School Diploma AND a minimum score of 1190 (out of 1600) on the new SAT / 1650 (out of 2400) on the old SAT or 24 composite on the ACT, or grade 3 in two subjects in the Advanced Placement (AP) Test for admission to first-year studies. English Language Requirements: a TOEFL Minimum total score 550 on the paper-based test / 79 on the Internet-based test; IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 or above; Cambridge ESOL Examinations: One of the following: Grade C or above in Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE); Grade C or above in Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).

For international students

Applicants are required to have 12 or 13 years of schooling (primary and secondary). To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants should have attained the minimum grade specified, or where a grade is not specified, an acceptable pass. Entry requirements vary country by country.

Applicants who obtained their entrance qualifications in a language other than English will need an acceptable result in an approved English qualification. The following qualifications are accepted as proof of English language proficiency:

  • TOEFL: Minimum total score of 79 in the Internet-based test
  • IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 or above
  • Cambridge ESOL Examinations - One of the following: Grade C or above in Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE); Grade C or above in Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.