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Materials science deals with the structural analysis of materials, the discovery of new material substances and their application to various industries. The materials engineering field looks into relationships between properties of materials and their mechanical structure at the atomic level.

Professional scientists and engineers develop materials such as metals, ceramics, semiconductors, polymers, composites and biomaterials that other engineers need for their designs. The right materials help drive product innovation in all industries from aircrafts, medical equipment, gadgets, to musical instruments and environmental friendly technologies.

Materials engineering is based on supportive areas such as thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and nanoscience. Study programmes in material sciences combines in-depth knowledge of the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of materials with the training in production techniques and the selection of appropriate materials for a wide range of applications. Universities offer a wide range of specialisations in the field, such as magnetic and nano-materials, structural materials, electronic materials and interfaces, energy materials and application, biomaterials, and more.

Graduates learn how materials behave and how their properties change during the process of raw materials becoming designed products. Most professionals work in offices using computer-aided design (CAD) software or in development labs, where they have access to cutting-edge equipment. Others work as supervisors in factories or research institutes.

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Top Ranked Universities in Materials Science & Engineering on MastersPortal

Universities Location Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2017) Materials Science & Engineering QS Rankings (2018) Materials Science Best Global Universities Rankings (2018) Materials Science
Cambridge, United States 1 1 2
Berkeley, United States 2 3 5
Cambridge, United Kingdom 3 4 11
Stanford, United States 4 2 3
Evanston, United States 5 10 11
Atlanta, United States 6 14 9
Cambridge, United States 7 5 8
Urbana, United States 8 19 23
Los Angeles, United States 9 17 13
University Park, United States 10 37 31
Oxford, United Kingdom 11 6 24
Ann Arbor, United States 12 35 37
London, United Kingdom 13 12 21
Ithaca, United States 14 30 47
Beijing, China 15 9 6
Austin, United States 16 26 32
Paris, France 17 101 1
Santa Barbara, United States 18 29 14
Lausanne, Switzerland 19 - -
Pasadena, United States 20 20 36
Singapore, Singapore 20 7 1
Chicago, United States 22 - 33
Sendai-shi, Japan 23 22 27
Singapore, Singapore 24 8 7
Tokyo, Japan 25 15 34
San Diego, United States 26 51 75
Riverside, United States 27 251 155
Zürich, Switzerland 28 21 40
Houston, United States 29 47 29
Shanghai, China 30 27 14
Hangzhou, China 31 51 20
Hefei, China 32 46 18
Princeton, United States 33 51 80
Kyoto, Japan 34 25 57
Orsay, France 35 201 138
Madison, United States 36 51 94
Philadelphia, United States 37 44 49
Shanghai, China 38 24 4
London, United Kingdom 39 51 76
Beijing, China 40 16 10
Pittsburgh, United States 41 31 122
Daejeon, South Korea 42 13 19
Grenoble, France 43 151 91
Dresden, Germany 44 51 46
Troy, United States 45 51 155
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 46 201 -
Seoul, South Korea 47 17 17
Seoul, South Korea 48 40 35
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 49 151 42
Amherst Center, United States 50 101 111
Helsinki, Finland 101 101 116
Marseille, France 101 - 215
Tempe Junction, United States 101 201 179
Beijing, China 101 51 62
Beijing, China 101 151 151
Göteborg, Sweden 101 51 174
Sapporo, Japan 101 51 143
Grenoble, France 101 51 153
Stockholm, Sweden 101 39 79
Lund, Sweden 101 - 227
Nagoya, Japan 101 51 203
Tianjin, China 101 251 70
Boston, United States 101 - -
Milano, Italy 101 51 154
Roma, Italy 101 151 185
Guangzhou, China 101 151 72
Nanjing, China 101 - 173
Guangzhou, China 101 151 54
München, Germany 101 51 125
Haifa, Israel 101 101 157
College Station, United States 101 51 129
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 101 - 81
Melbourne, Australia 101 - 85
Richardson, United States 101 151 149
Dublin, Ireland 101 151 99
Antwerpen, Belgium 101 151 213
Tucson, United States 101 251 -
Birmingham, United Kingdom 101 51 147
Vancouver, Canada 101 51 166
College Park, United States 101 101 134
Minneapolis, United States 101 - 137
Münster, Germany 101 251 145
Lincoln, United States 101 - 191
Chapel Hill, United States 101 151 -
Nottingham, United Kingdom 101 101 165
Amiens, France 101 - -
Pittsburgh, United States 101 101 139
Southampton, United Kingdom 101 101 126
St Andrews, United Kingdom 101 151 -
Stuttgart, Germany 101 101 187
Sydney, Australia 101 - 106
Waterloo, Canada 101 51 112
Wollongong, Australia 101 101 64
Uppsala, Sweden 101 101 104
Utrecht, Netherlands 101 151 145
Nashville, United States 101 - -
Wuhan, China 101 151 135
Xiamen, China 101 101 65
New Haven, United States 101 51 -
Seoul, South Korea 101 51 71
Barcelona, Spain 151 201 218
Beijing, China 151 101 72
Boston, United States 151 101 -
Cleveland, United States 151 51 95
Changsha, China 151 201 55
Halifax, Canada 151 - -
Dalian, China 151 151 110
Philadelphia, United States 151 151 122
Atlanta, United States 151 - -
Paris, France 151 - -
Tallahassee, United States 151 - -
Berlin Steglitz, Germany 151 - -
Gent, Belgium 151 151 159
Ames, United States 151 151 209
Shushtar, Iran 151 - -
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 151 201 247
Montréal, Canada 151 45 131
Nanjing, China 151 - 191
Nanjing, China 151 - 121
Hsinchu, Taiwan 151 51 113
New York City, United States 151 - -
Xi'an, China 151 251 128
Toulouse, France 151 - -
Turin, Italy 151 101 170
London, United Kingdom 151 151 252
Nijmegen, Netherlands 151 - -
Jinan, China 151 251 147
Shanghai, China 151 151 114
Stony Brook, United States 151 - 195
Darmstadt, Germany 151 101 140
Canberra, Australia 151 51 206
Columbus, United States 151 51 144
Brisbane, Australia 151 51 61
Tianjin, China 151 151 86
Basel, Switzerland 151 - -
Bath, United Kingdom 151 - 226
Copenhagen, Denmark 151 - -
Gainesville, United States 151 51 117
Genève, Switzerland 151 - -
Jena, Germany 151 251 255
Mainz, Germany 151 - 187
Strasbourg, France 151 201 170
Lejona, Spain 151 - 233
Enschede, Netherlands 151 - 150
Coventry, United Kingdom 151 101 303
Zaragoza, Spain 151 251 307
Vienna, Austria 151 151 201
Wuhan, China 151 101 83
Aarhus, Denmark 201 - 243
Ramat Gan, Israel 201 251 -
Providence, United States 201 51 172
Prague, Czech Republic 201 251 274
Chemnitz, Germany 201 - 280
Jeonju, South Korea 201 251 152
Chongqing, China 201 251 136
Lyon, France 201 - 284
Shanghai, China 201 251 168
Shangyu, China 201 101 106
Palaiseau, France 201 101 -
University Park, United States 201 - -
Fuzhou, China 201 - 196
Graz, Austria 201 251 255
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 201 - -
Mitte, Germany 201 - -
Changde, China 201 - -
Bangalore, India 201 51 99
Lyon, France 201 201 -
Linz, Austria 201 - -
Kent, United States 201 - -
London, United Kingdom 201 201 -
Seoul, South Korea 201 - -
Lanzhou, China 201 - 130
Hamilton, Canada 201 51 218
East Lansing, United States 201 101 215
Moscow, Russia 201 101 162
Nanjing, China 201 - 174
Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse Toulouse, France 201 - 350
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 201 - -
Gjøvik, Norway 201 151 220
Barcelona, Spain 201 151 203
Valencia, Spain 201 201 282
Brisbane, Australia 201 - 207
Melbourne, Australia 201 - 207
Seoul, South Korea 201 201 370
Chengdu, China 201 - 327
Berlin, Germany 201 51 232
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 201 51 57
Jerusalem, Israel 201 - -
Adelaide, Australia 201 201 132
Akron, United States 201 201 193
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 201 151 -
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 201 51 81
Tokyo, Japan 201 201 266
Shanghai, China 201 251 101
Medford, United States 201 - 259
Amsterdam, Netherlands 201 201 -
Aveiro, Portugal 201 201 162
Belgrade, Serbia 201 - 264
Bochum, Germany 201 - 183
Bologna, Italy 201 - 180
Caen, France 201 - -
Irvine, United States 201 - -
Santa Cruz, United States 201 - -
Storrs, United States 201 - 293
Rethymno, Greece 201 - -
Essen, Germany 201 - 237
Florence, Italy 201 - -
Freiburg, Germany 201 - 249
Gießen, Germany 201 - -
Göttingen, Germany 201 201 -
Hamburg, Germany 201 - -
Helsinki, Finland 201 151 270
Chicago, United States 201 - -
Kiel, Germany 201 - -
Leeds, United Kingdom 201 101 245
Lisbon, Portugal 201 201 180
Liverpool, United Kingdom 201 101 230
Nancy, France 201 - 178
Mons, Belgium 201 - -
Montréal, Canada 201 101 289
Naples, Italy 201 - 361
Denton, United States 201 - 306
South Bend, United States 201 151 -
Padua, Italy 201 151 258
Paris, France 201 - -
Porto, Portugal 201 201 183
Potsdam, Germany 201 - -
Regensburg, Germany 201 - -
Adelaide, Australia 201 251 227
Columbia, United States 201 - 385
Tehran, Iran 201 - 140
Knoxville, United States 201 101 97
Trento, Italy 201 201 336
Trieste, Italy 201 - -
Ulm, Germany 201 - 245
Salt Lake City, United States 201 151 220
Vigo, Spain 201 - -
Charlottesville, United States 201 151 307
Würzburg, Germany 201 - -
Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland 201 - -
Paris, France 201 - -
Blacksburg, United States 201 101 199
Saint Louis, United States 201 251 -
Cairo, Egypt 301 - 400
Azadshahr, Iran 301 - 239
Madrid, Spain 301 101 229
Ankara, Turkey 301 201 -
Brescia, Italy 301 - -
Budapest, Hungary 301 251 -
Gwangju, South Korea 301 - 275
Seoul, South Korea 301 - 342
New York City, United States 301 - -
Clemson, United States 301 - 260
Madrid, Spain 301 201 242
Sydney, Australia 301 251 185
Geelong, Australia 301 - 169
Seoul, South Korea 301 - 370
Durham, United Kingdom 301 201 -
Shanghai, China 301 - 255
Seoul, South Korea 301 251 -
Southport, Australia 301 251 -
Gwangju, South Korea 301 151 89
Harbin, China 301 - 212
Heidelberg, Germany 301 - -
Hiroshima, Japan 301 201 290
Chicago, United States 301 - -
Ilmenau, Germany 301 - -
Kanpur, India 301 101 273
Khargapur, India 301 101 158
Chennai, India 301 51 201
Incheon, South Korea 301 251 182
Isfahan, Iran 301 - 189
Zhenjiang, China 301 - 252
Tokyo, Japan 301 - -
Rolla, United States 301 - 282
Nanjing, China 301 - -
Tainan, Taiwan 301 101 176
Changchun, China 301 - 339
Shenyang, China 301 - 108
Stillwater, United States 301 - -
Osaka-shi, Japan 301 - -
Busan, South Korea 301 151 196
Doha, Qatar 301 - -
Saarbrücken, Germany 301 - 324
Tehran, Iran 301 - 223
Nagano-shi, Japan 301 - 382
Burnaby, Canada 301 - -
Chongqing, China 301 - 312
Stockholm, Sweden 301 201 -
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand 301 - -
Melbourne, Australia 301 201 291
Tampere, Finland 301 - 346
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 301 201 -
Auckland, New Zealand 301 151 293
Athens, United States 301 - -
Glasgow, United Kingdom 301 201 -
Castellón de la Plana, Spain 301 - -
Brussels, Belgium 301 251 -
Buffalo, United States 301 - -
Buffalo, United States 301 - -
Edmonton, Canada 301 101 235
Bayreuth, Germany 301 251 266
Bern, Switzerland 301 - -
Orlando, United States 301 201 199
Köln, Germany 301 - -
Newark, United States 301 151 177
Chengdu, China 301 - 288
Kaiserslautern, Germany 301 - -
Leipzig, Germany 301 - -
Liège, Belgium 301 251 -
Limerick, Ireland 301 - -
Ljubljana, Slovenia 301 - 312
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 301 101 133
Marburg, Germany 301 - -
Milano, Italy 301 251 -
Milano, Italy 301 - -
Braga, Portugal 301 251 196
Columbia, United States 301 - -
Modena, Italy 301 - 375
Orléans, France 301 - -
Parma, Italy 301 - -
Patras, Greece 301 - 379
Rennes, France 301 - 309
Rochester, United States 301 - -
Rouen, France 301 - -
Fisciano, Italy 301 - -
São Paulo, Brazil 301 101 189
Chambéry, France 301 - -
George Town, Malaysia 301 101 164
Sevilla, Spain 301 - 355
University, United States 301 - -
Tartu, Estonia 301 - -
Sydney, Australia 301 - 284
Toledo, United States 301 - -
Tsukuba, Japan 301 151 223
Versailles, France 301 - -
Vienna, Austria 301 - 296
Warsaw, Poland 301 - -
Milwaukee, United States 301 - -
Winston-Salem, United States 301 - -
Pullman, United States 301 - 293
London, Canada 301 201 -
Zhengzhou, China 301 - 263
Kraków, Poland 401 - 278
Hefei, China 401 - 370
Hefei, China 401 - 326
Thessaloníki, Greece 401 - -
Beijing, China 401 - 321
Beijing, China 401 201 318
Cairo, Egypt 401 - -
Cardiff, United Kingdom 401 - -
Seoul, South Korea 401 - 333
Golden, United States 401 151 261
Cheonan, South Korea 401 - 323
Belo Oriente, Brazil 401 201 315
Curitiba, Brazil 401 - -
Nanjing, China 401 - -
Jinju, South Korea 401 - 297
Hasselt, Belgium 401 - -
Wuhan, China 401 - 331
Mumbai, India 401 51 209
New Delhi, India 401 - 248
Tehran, Iran 401 - 239
Guangzhou, China 401 - 373
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 401 251 332
Seoul, South Korea 401 - 297
Daegu, South Korea 401 251 379
Ottawa, Canada 401 201 266
Baton Rouge, United States 401 - 358
Ancona, Italy 401 - -
Houghton, United States 401 - 275
Paris, France 401 - 327
Dolgoprudnyy, Russia 401 - -
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 401 201 297
Taipei, Taiwan 401 101 329
Changsha, China 401 - -
Kampung Baru Subang, Malaysia 401 151 270
Lisbon, Portugal 401 251 338
Lanzhou, China 401 - -
Xi'an, China 401 - 230
Qinzhou, China 401 - -
Madrid, Spain 401 151 345
Poznan, Poland 401 - -
Belfast, United Kingdom 401 - -
Xi'an, China 401 - 396
Shanghai, China 401 - -
Kolhapur, India 401 - 249
Seoul, South Korea 401 - -
Guangzhou, China 401 - -
Swansea, United Kingdom 401 - -
Dortmund, Germany 401 - -
Calgary, Canada 401 251 -
Helotes, United States 401 - -
Tokyo, Japan 401 - -
São Paulo, Brazil 401 251 286
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 401 101 233
Cork, Ireland 401 - -
Dublin, Ireland 401 151 -
Fayetteville, United States 401 - -
Bremen, Germany 401 - 364
Campinas, Brazil 401 151 272
Prague, Czech Republic 401 - 385
Coimbra, Portugal 401 251 -
Exeter, United Kingdom 401 - -
Hannover, Germany 401 201 261
Ioannina, Greece 401 - -
Jinan, China 401 - 376
Lexington, United States 401 251 322
Namur, Belgium 401 - -
Nantes, France 401 - 305
Norman, United States 401 - -
Oulu, Finland 401 - -
Pardubice, Czech Republic 401 - -
Perugia, Italy 401 - -
Roma, Italy 401 201 346
Lecce, Italy 401 - -
Saskatoon, Canada 401 - 348
Tübingen, Germany 401 - -
Turku, Finland 401 - -
Ulsan, South Korea 401 - 309
Valencia, Spain 401 - -
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 401 151 269
Richmond, United States 401 - -
Warsaw, Poland 401 201 264
Tokyo, Japan 401 101 236
Morgantown, United States 401 - -
Xiangtan, China 401 - 337
Yamagata-shi, Japan 401 - -
Gyeongsan, South Korea 401 - 314
Hangzhou, China 401 - 389
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 51 51 28
New York City, United States 51 51 44
Delft, Netherlands 51 33 49
Durham, United States 51 51 117
Wuhan, China 51 101 38
Jilin City, China 51 151 48
Karlsruhe, Germany 51 49 66
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 51 201 63
Melbourne, Australia 51 51 41
Nanjing, China 51 51 38
Osaka-shi, Japan 51 43 67
Namyangju, South Korea 51 32 26
West Lafayette, United States 51 42 101
Aachen, Germany 51 33 90
Taipei, Taiwan 51 251 56
Copenhagen, Denmark 51 51 68
Manchester, United Kingdom 51 35 74
Sydney, Australia 51 37 78
Bristol, United Kingdom 51 101 205
Erlangen, Germany 51 101 68
Houston, United States 51 - 249
Montpellier, France 51 201 166
München, Germany 51 101 91
Toronto, Canada 51 49 77
Xi'an, China 51 101 53
Eindhoven, Netherlands 76 - 96
Seoul, South Korea 76 51 59
Harbin, China 76 51 30
Baltimore, United States 76 51 117
Seoul, South Korea 76 51 103
Leuven, Belgium 76 51 84
Fukuoka, Japan 76 51 86
Linköping, Sweden 76 251 109
Taipei, Taiwan 76 41 42
Hsinchu, Taiwan 76 48 45
Raleigh, United States 76 51 51
New Brunswick, United States 76 101 161
Chengdu, China 76 151 98
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 76 23 22
Albuquerque, United States 76 - -
Sheffield, United Kingdom 76 51 124
Tokyo, Japan 76 28 88
Ulsan, South Korea 76 - 60
Barcelona, Spain 76 101 160
Davis, United States 76 51 142
Boulder, United States 76 101 114
Groningen, Netherlands 76 101 126
Beijing, China 76 101 52
Los Angeles, United States 76 101 117
Seattle, United States 76 51 25
Lausanne, Switzerland - 11 16
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium - 101 237
Bologna, Italy - 151 -
Bangkok, Thailand - 151 366
Seoul, South Korea - 151 211
Kingston, Canada - 151 -
Cranfield, United Kingdom - 201 -
Rio Grande, Brazil - 201 361
Roorkee, India - 201 315
Istanbul, Turkey - 201 280
Loughborough, United Kingdom - 201 377
Ankara, Turkey - 201 277
Taoyuan City, Taiwan - 201 329
Taichung, Taiwan - 201 -
Athens, Greece - 201 -
Irvine, United States - 201 -
Ottawa, Canada - 201 -
Glasgow, United Kingdom - 201 -
Beersheba, Israel - 251 300
Braunschweig, Germany - 251 -
Paris, France - 251 -
Harburg, Germany - 251 -
Mexico City, Mexico - 251 -
Bethlehem, United States - 251 -
Luleå, Sweden - 251 349
Galway, Ireland - 251 -
Moscow, Russia - 251 220
Pisa, Italy - 251 -
Guildford, United Kingdom - 251 -
Minneapolis, United States - 51 -
Leoben, Austria - - 214
Lille, France - - 241
Qingdao, China - - 287
Mexico City, Mexico - - 291
Varanasi, India - - 301
Wuhan, China - - 301
Lisbon, Portugal - - 303
Wroclaw, Poland - - 317
Corvallis, United States - - 318
Walnut Grove, Canada - - 318
Bucharest, Romania - - 324
Suwon, South Korea - - 334
Tehran, Iran - - 335
Nagaoka, Japan - - 339
Chennai, India - - 343
Prague, Czech Republic - - 352
Perth, Australia - - 352
Saint Petersburg, Russia - - 354
Freiberg, Germany - - 356
Shanghai, China - - 359
Iasi, Romania - - 361
Tomsk, Russia - - 374
Kunming, China - - 377
Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany - - 379
Changzhou, China - - 382
Brno, Czech Republic - - 387
Chiang Mai, Thailand - - 387
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - - 389
Guangzhou, China - - 389
Taoyuan City, Taiwan - - 392
Yekaterinburg, Russia - - 395
Wuxi, China - - 397
Shenzhen, China - - 397
Poitiers, France - - 399