Undergraduate Programs

Dr. Chris Weyant and freshmen at Welcome Week

Undergraduate students majoring in materials science and engineering receive a thorough grounding in the basic sciences and engineering of all materials in our ABET-accredited program. 

Forge Your Own Path

A number of custom “tracks” allow students to concentrate their technical electives in areas of specialization, including nanoscale materials and nanotechnology, biomaterials, electronic and photonic materials, soft materials and polymers, advanced materials design and processing, along with the ability to design your own track. Core course sequences include materials processing, thermodynamics and kinetics of materials, and the physical and mechanical behavior of materials. Add to that hands-on laboratories designed to familiarize students with the instruments and advanced techniques used to characterize materials and evaluate their performance for a solid foundation in materials science and engineering. 

Applied Learning and Research

The co-op program gives students the chance to try out different possible industries while building their resumes. A number of materials undergraduate students opt to participate in research to enhance their academic experience.

Bringing it All Together

Seniors apply their knowledge in a senior design capstone project. Required senior level courses emphasize the role of materials selection and specification in design, tying together fundamentals and real world knowledge.

As a Drexel Materials pre-junior, Riki McDaniel went on co-op abroad in South Korea researching polymer-MXene composites. "I only learned about Materials during my first week in school. Two months later, I was a member of a polymers lab, working shoulder-to-shoulder with PhD students as I learned how to set up reactions."

Early opportunities to build research experience

As a Drexel Materials pre-junior, Riki McDaniel went on co-op abroad in South Korea researching polymer-MXene composites. "I only learned about Materials during my first week in school. Two months later, I was a member of a polymers lab, working shoulder-to-shoulder with PhD students as I learned how to set up reactions."

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