Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Exploration That Fuels Engineering Innovation

Materials science and engineering is an interdisciplinary field that forms the foundation for many engineering applications by extending the current supply of materials, improving existing materials, and developing new, superior, and sustainable materials and processes. A key characteristic of the Drexel Materials undergraduate program is experiential learning integrated into the curriculum through co-op, a six-month internship program, as well as Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) linking graduate, and undergraduate project-based learning and undergraduate research with our award-winning faculty. At the graduate level, the creation of new knowledge, the pursuit of funded research, and the expert training of future leaders in academic and industrial research are fundamental to materials science and engineering.

Now offering a one-year combined MS in MSE and certificate in Engineering Management degree. Attend an upcoming virtual graduate information session to learn more.

One-Year Materials MS & Engineering Management Certificate

Now offering a one-year combined MS in MSE and certificate in Engineering Management degree. Attend an upcoming virtual graduate information session to learn more.

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In the 2022 U.S. News and World Report Global Universities ranking for Materials Science, Drexel University ranks #39, and is 13th highest in the U.S. Drexel is also ranked #40 globally for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Apply to Drexel to be a part of these world-leading research activities.

Drexel Materials ranked #39 globally

In the 2022 U.S. News and World Report Global Universities ranking for Materials Science, Drexel University ranks #39, and is 13th highest in the U.S. Drexel is also ranked #40 globally for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Apply to Drexel to be a part of these world-leading research activities.

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Propel your career forward as an expert in your field. Drexel is home to top-ranked graduate and certificate programs for engineers. Find out more at an upcoming info session.

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Propel your career forward as an expert in your field. Drexel is home to top-ranked graduate and certificate programs for engineers. Find out more at an upcoming info session.

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2021 Quick Facts

98%
Job or grad school placement post-BS
7:1
Undergraduate student to faculty ratio
$75K
Average BS graduate starting salary
Amanda Pentecost is a recent PhD graduate and NSF Graduate Research Fellow who traveled to South Korea as a dual Whitaker and Boren Fellow.
"My time as both a Whitaker and Boren Fellow has helped me to become a more well-rounded international and interdisciplinary researcher. "

Developing solutions through global collaboration

Amanda Pentecost is a recent PhD graduate and NSF Graduate Research Fellow who traveled to South Korea as a dual Whitaker and Boren Fellow. "My time as both a Whitaker and Boren Fellow has helped me to become a more well-rounded international and interdisciplinary researcher. "

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Maria Lefchak is a junior currently on a materials science and engineering co-op abroad in France. "I am so fortunate to have had my co-op experiences with Johnson & Johnson, and it is thanks to Drexel, where co-ops are a seamless part of one’s education."

Academics and the real-world connect through experiential learning

Maria Lefchak is a junior currently on a materials science and engineering co-op abroad in France. "I am so fortunate to have had my co-op experiences with Johnson & Johnson, and it is thanks to Drexel, where co-ops are a seamless part of one’s education."

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