Materials Science and Technology
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:
Physics of Materials
Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials
Nature and Properties of Materials
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:
Metallurgist Process 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:
Mahindra & Mahindra