What is Materials Engineering?

Everything, every electronic gadget, airplane, chair, or light bulb uses materials to make them.   Materials engineering improves these materials to make your electronics faster, your airplanes lighter, your chairs stronger and your light bulbs brighter.  Here is a short video prepared by our McGill MetSoc Student Chapter:  insert video link

What do Materials Engineers Do?

Materials engineers touch all scales (from the nano-scale to the kilo ton) and all aspects of the life of a material. Materials engineers refine raw ore, like iron ore, synthesize advanced composite materials, analyze the service life and failure, and ultimately, recycle the material.

What Types of Jobs Do They Get?

Materials Engineers are trained for a great variety of jobs. They can improve and test materials, as well as develop new ones. They can analyze why a part failed or do consulting, modeling, refine ore, or ensure quality standards. You can visit our Alumni Profiles to learn about some of our recent graduates.

Job Experience

The McGill Materials Engineering Co-op Program (accredited by the CEAB) will give you a year of paid job experience, resume writing, job searching and interview skills.

Small Class Sizes

Since it is a small program, students form close bonds with each other. The faculty know and regularly interact with students and the staff members know the students by name.

Materials Knowledge

Materials Engineering is a dynamic field at the heart of all engineering disciplines, since materials are needed to make everything. We improve the materials to improve the products that improve our lives.

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