M.Eng. On Campus

Materials Science and Engineering

Cornell University

12 months
60286 USD/year
60286 USD/year
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The focus of current advanced materials research at Cornell University in Materials Science and Engineering, includes ceramics, complex fluids, metals, polymers and semiconductors in the form of thin films and in the bulk. Electrical, magnetic, mechanical, optical, and structural properties are investigated.


This is a master program degree in Materials Science and Engineering.  Also studied are materials synthesis and processing and solid state reactions in model systems. Many faculty are involved in electronic packaging. Numerous interactions exist with other fields at Cornell.

A strong catalyst for materials research activities at Cornell University has been provided by the Cornell Center for Materials Research (formerly: Materials Science Center), which provides substantial financial assistance to graduate students and maintains central research facilities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Mastery of Broad Core Topics in the Discipline and in-depth knowledge of a subfield
  • Problem formulation, organization and planning of research approach
  • Working as part of a team
  • Communication
  • Self-directed learning and professional development

Programme Structure

Topics of interest include:

  • Composites
  • Inorganic-organic hybrids
  • Nanocomposites
  • Organic optoelectronics
  • In relation to the structure of materials
  • The investigation of grain boundaries
  • Surfaces and structural defects

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. 


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in engineering or physical science. United States and Canadian applicants are strongly advised to submit GRE general test scores; all other applicants must submit those scores. The director of graduate studies may waive this requirement on request. Additional information about course programs and research areas is available on request from the graduate field office.
  • all Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL Exam or IELTS Academic Exam for non-native English applicants
  • three recommendations
  • GRE general test

Tuition Fee

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    60286 USD/year
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  • National

    60286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60286 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Ithaca

1128 - 2460 USD /month
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