Our department of 24 faculty, 389 undergraduates, and 187 graduate students welcomes you. Established in 1867, we have a long tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and service.
Current MatSE Undergraduates
Undergraduates in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) at Illinois study an interdisciplinary field that encompasses math, chemistry, physics, mechanics and electronics. Students focus on one of five areas—biomaterials, ceramics, electronic materials, metals or polymers—while exploring properties and phenomena that span all classes of materials.
Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. ABET accreditation assures that this program meets the expectations for training a professional materials engineer and allows students in this program to take the Fundamentals of Engineering and Professional Engineering examinations.