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Materials science and engineering (BSE)

Imagine studying and researching in a single program that allows you to use your knowledge in a number of different industries. That’s exactly what a degree in materials science offers students with its influence in everything from nanotechnology to aerospace to biomaterials.

Why materials and science engineering?

A materials science and engineering, BSE, prepares students for exciting careers related to the design and improvement of the structure, properties and performance of materials. From cell phones to laptops, bone implants to Apache helicopters, applying knowledge learned in the materials science program is boundless.

On campus, students can take advantage of our state-of-the-art laboratory with practical, hands-on training. While sharpening their skillset, students can work in summer intern positions in the Metro Phoenix including high-tech companies like Honeywell and Boeing Helicopter.

And for those planning ahead, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering offer accelerated programming, combining a four-year bachelors program with MS studies to prepare for careers in materials research in five years, saving students time and money in the long run.

Degree offered

Bachelor of science in engineering (BSE), materials and science engineering

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering



What is a major map?

A major map outlines a major’s official requirements, elective and required courses, and optimal course sequencing to help students stay on the right track to graduation.

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Admission requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Affording college

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Financial Aid
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

What types of career paths are available for materials engineers?

A wide range of careers open up to those who study materials engineering. Law, medicine, consulting, manufacturing, and materials research, such as inventing new materials like superconductors and infrared sensors, are all paths students can take following undergraduate coursework.

Major map, technical electives and requirements for getting a minor

Need more information on what you’ll be studying? Here’s a look at the major map for materials science and engineering students as well as a list of approved technical electives.

Interested in a materials science minor? We can help you out with that too with a list of course requirements.


The materials science and engineering, BSE program at Arizona State University is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Student enrollment and graduation data are available at