What will I learn?

Materials engineers play a vital role in solving today’s most challenging energy and environmental problems, and the outlook for materials science engineers is incredibly promising. Engineering is one of the highest-paying industries for college graduates, and the job sector of materials science engineers is expected to see substantial growth in the coming decades. Developments in nanotechnology and in the use of biomedical materials, high-performance textiles, composites and sustainable materials are creating job opportunities.

Materials Science and Engineering uses the principles of physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering to develop better, safer and more sustainable materials. Everything we see and use is made from materials derived from the earth, and advanced materials are essential to nearly every modern technology. Materials engineers study the structures and properties of all types of materials – metals, polymers, ceramics, semiconductors and composites – and develop new ways to make them using nanotechnology and advanced manufacturing techniques.


  • Design Engineer
  • Energy Systems Engineer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Nanofabrication Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Research and Development Engineering
  • Research Scientist


  • MS or PhD in Engineering
  • Advanced Systems Architecture
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electromagnetics and Photonics
  • Materials Science
  • Nanofabrication
  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • MBA
  • Law School
  • Medical School
  • Dental School

What’s special about this program?

With a materials science and engineering degree from the University of Delaware, you will be poised for success in industries that impact societal needs in energy, the environment, and biomedicine as well as other consumer needs such as semiconductor and electronics manufacturing.

Get involved

Beyond academic programs, the UD student chapter of the Materials Research Society (MRS) provides a variety of activities to engage students and enhance success, including attending the national MRS meeting, professional networking with alumni, and community events.

  • Additional Registered Student Organizations include:
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Deep Roots Outreach Program
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Omega Chi Epsilon
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering
  • Tau Beta Pi

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 126 credits)

Tuition fees
US$34,160.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 February 2020


College of Engineering

102 Du Pont Hall,



19716, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants to the University must be graduates of accredited secondary schools or have equivalent credentials.

For international students

Applicants to the University must be graduates of accredited secondary schools or have equivalent credentials. The University of Delaware requires an overall band score of a 6.5 or higher on the IELTS and a 90 on the TOEFL iBT.

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


About this uni

The University of Delaware seeks to recruit the next wave of student pioneers who are eager to make a positive impact on the world.

  • Main campus is located in Newark, Delaware
  • Seven academic colleges with many diverse programs
  • Nationally recognized for its high graduation rate
  • One of the most respected ESL programs in the U.S.