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Learn more about Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering uses innovation, design and problem solving to develop novel materials. This field of study also characterizes the mechanical, physical and chemical properties of materials to create reliable, sustainable and efficient alternatives.

Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the new website of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE).  Please take the time to explore our website and find out more about our programs, research and events.  We are very proud to be one of a handful of Materials Engineering Programs in Canada.  Our program has been consistently ranked among the best in the world.  As you browse through our webpage, you’ll discover what makes Materials Engineering at McMaster the most exciting and enriching place to learn, grow and flourish as an engineer and a researcher.  In particular, I invite you to learn about our undergraduate and graduate programs and read about the amazing accomplishments of our students.  Our website includes links to the various world-class research centres associated with the Department, including the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy, the Steel Research Centre, the Centre for Automotive Materials and Corrosion and the Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research. 

“Building Strategically on our diverse expertise in Materials, we will be internationally recognized as a centre of excellence, where students, scholars, alumni and employers partner in a journey of learning, discovery and innovation.”

This year, 2017, is a special year for the Department as it marks the 60th anniversary for its establishment.  Over the last 60 years, the Department has graduated over 1200 undergraduate students and 415 graduate students who are making an important impact in industry and academia. If you are one of our alumni, please connect with us on LinkedIn; we would love to hear about your successes.

We hope you find our website informative and interesting.  If you have any additional questions about the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Hatem S. Zurob