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Materials Science & Engineering

As a materials engineer, you can be a part of new developments and processes that improve materials properties and performance.

Whether you want to improve the environment by producing cleaner energy, improve human health by creating new biomaterials or work on new high-tech products from supercomputers to smartphones, we will give you the skills and experience to succeed.

Advances in materials are the basis for technological improvements in nearly every field. Materials engineers apply principles of chemistry and physics to understand the properties of materials, then modify or design new materials with better properties.

Because everything is made of something, there is a demand for materials engineers in a wide range of industries—electronics, telecommunications, automotive, defense, biotechnology, energy production and more. Materials engineers earn among the highest salaries of all types of engineers.

At ASU, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience early in your education. We offer lab courses almost every semester in our nationally recognized labs and internship opportunities are offered throughout your education. You can also work on research with faculty or pursue internships with local companies.

The Materials Science and Engineering, B.S.E. program at Arizona State University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Student enrollment and graduation data are available at

Learn more about our Materials Science & Engineering degree programs

Admission Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Fulton Schools of Engineering

Application Deadlines


Priority – February 15
Final – July 1


Priority – October 15
Final – December 1

Financing Your Education

Find and apply for relevant scholarships.

Be sure to check out Fulton Schools’ scholarships available to both new and continuing students at

Financial Aid
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

Materials Science and Engineering Degree

Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering

School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

Location Tempe campus Tempe, Arizona

Graduate Degrees

Finish two degrees faster by combining advanced undergraduate and graduate coursework during your senior year as part of the accelerated bachelor’s plus master’s program.

M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering