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Our Program at UBC

As a student in Materials Engineering, you will gain the knowledge and skills you need to get started on a successful career path. Learning in lectures and labs is complimented by field trips, design projects and group work that give you opportunity to deepen your understanding and gain valuable preparation for the workplace. You can take advantage of opportunities to work with faculty on research projects and specialize in a particular field of Materials Engineering.  Co-op placements can also enhance your education and preparation for industry or post-graduate studies.

Fully accredited

Materials Engineering is a fully accredited, interdisciplinary program offered within the Faculty of Applied Science.  The program is fully certified by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, which allows students to register as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) upon graduation.  If you choose to participate in Engineering Co-op during your program, an additional year will be taken to complete your degree but up to 20 months of your Co-op experience may be counted towards your EIT upon graduation.

Knowledge and skill development

Materials Engineering offers a variety of undergraduate courses aimed to give you a full understanding of materials processing, properties and design.  Taken over the last three years of your four-year Applied Science degree (B.A.Sc.), the program combines hands-on learning with classroom education to give students a balanced skill set upon graduation that can be leveraged to a variety of career paths within or beyond engineering.

Unique research-rich environment

A research-rich Department provides opportunities and resources for undergraduates to expand their knowledge, gain first-hand experience of research activities and prepare for post-graduate studies.

MTRL alumni told us…

In a survey of alumni who graduated since 2000, 92% said they would recommend the program to others.

79% said they have used their engineering background as their main activity and profession or at numerous times during their career.

Source: Online survey, MTRL alumni, December 2011.