Materials engineering

About this study area

Design the materials underpinning our devices now and into the future, with materials engineering at Australia’s leading university. Develop expertise in nanotechnology, energy materials and biomaterials. Focus on materials such as metals, polymers, ceramics, electronic materials and composites.

Gain industry experience and be guided by world-leading researchers in biomaterials, nanomaterials, polymers and ceramics. Access world-class facilities, including our Materials Characterisation and Fabrication platform.

At Melbourne, we’ve designed a unique curriculum aligned with the top institutions of the world, ensuring you graduate with the ideal combination of advanced technical and professional skills valued by employers, and a higher level qualification that is recognised globally.

How to study materials engineering at Melbourne

Start with a three-year Bachelor of Science degree and take a major in Chemical Systems. Complete the two-year Master of Engineering (Materials) to become an accredited engineer. Or, complete any undergraduate degree at a recognised institution* to study a 2–3 year Master of Engineering (Materials).

*Any undergraduate degree from a recognised institution including the prerequisite subjects outlined on the course pages with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%), or equivalent.