About course

Material Science is an interdisciplinary field applying the properties of matter to various areas of science and engineering. This scientific field investigates the relationship between the structure of materials at atomic or molecular scales and their macroscopic properties. It incorporates elements of applied physics and chemistry. It builds on the foundation of materials science and is concerned with the design, fabrication, and optimal selection of engineering materials that must simultaneously fulfill dimensional, property, quality control, and economic requirements. It is important part of forensic engineering and failure analysis. Material Science deals with fundamental properties and characteristics of materials. Graduates from this field are employed in many sectors and find excellent job opportunities. They can also find employment opportunities in both private and government sectors.

Core subjects
– Some of the core courses for Materials Science and Technology are as follows:

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Materials Science and Technology
  • Engineering Mechanics

  • Physics of Materials

  • Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials

  • Nature and Properties of Materials

  • Industrial Economics

  • Phase Equilibria in Materials

  • Iron and Steel Making

  • Principles of Metal Extraction and Refining

  • Principles of Powder Processing

  • Corrosion and Degradation of Materials


Further studies
– After completing B. Tech in Materials Science and Technology, you can go for M. Tech followed by research.

Job profiles
– Some of the job profiles for Materials Science and Technology graduates are as follows:

  • Materials Scientist

  • Metallurgist Process Engineer

  • Development Engineer

  • Manufacturing Engineer

  • Process Engineer

  • Project Engineer

  • Materials Engineer


Top recruiters
– The top recruiters are from the industries like semiconductor industries, automotive industry, consumer products industry, communications industry, medical device industry, computer industry to name a few. Some of the top recruiters in India include the following:

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  • DRDO

  • Tata Steel

  • Ashok Leyland

  • Telcon

  • Mahindra & Mahindra

  • NTPC

  • Bharti Infratel

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