As a materials science engineer, you will design, develop, process and test materials, particularly solids to create a wide variety of products. You will study the properties and structures of metals, ceramics, plastics, composites, and nanomaterials in order to create new materials that meet various mechanical, electrical, and chemical requirements.
Materials science engineers study the properties and structures of metals, ceramics, plastics, composites, nanomaterials and other substances in order to develop new materials which are used to create a wide range of products.
Studying Physics, Chemistry and Maths at the 10+2 level and securing a minimum score in these subjects would be a prerequisite for admission into engineering courses.
The common specialisation offered at the UG level in this area is materials science and Engineering. You can either go for a B.Tech or a dual degree (5 year Integrated B.Tech/M.Tech).
After completing the UG degree, you can either go for an M.Tech/M.S. in Material Science engineering or any other specialisation of choice.
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Materials science engineers use logic and reasoning to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Materials science engineers should have knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques.
Materials science engineers should be well versed with the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Materials science engineers should be able to collaborate with professionals across many fields.