Drexel's Materials Science and Engineering programs cover the basic sciences and engineering of all materials including the selection, production, properties, characterization, and use of ceramics, composites, electronic materials, metals, and polymers. Students are introduced to the cutting-edge fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology, and energy applications. A number of custom tracks allow upper level students to concentrate their technical electives in areas of specialization, including nanomaterials/nanotechnology, biomaterials, electronic and photonic materials, soft materials, and polymers.
Students minoring in Materials Science and Engineering receive a thorough grounding in the basic sciences and engineering of all materials. Students take course sequences that include materials processing, thermodynamics and kinetics of materials, and their physical and mechanical behavior, plus laboratories designed to familiarize them with the instruments and advanced techniques used to characterize materials and evaluate their performance.