Degrees in Materials Science & Engineering
NOTICE: We are no longer accepting new students to the Materials Science & Engineering Program.
Materials engineering spans 30,000 years of human history, from the discovery of glass and modern concrete to innovation in optical microscopy and semiconductor devices, laying the groundwork for modern computers and microchips.
Materials engineers study the properties and fabrication processes of many different types of materials and apply this knowledge to improve manufacturing and create more advanced products.
- Nationally Ranked for Best Value – the only public college in Idaho to be ranked a best value college by Forbes, Money, U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review.
- Highest Mid-Career Salary Earnings of any 4-year public college in Idaho – Payscale
- 87% Graduate with a Job or are enrolled in graduate education – Career Outcomes Survey
- Personalized Attention from nationally and internationally recognized faculty and staff through small class sizes, 1-on-1 interaction, mentorship, advising and research collaboration. All faculty hold Ph.D.s in their field.
A Material World
Materials Science and Engineering student Jack Armstrong’s research to characterize a nickel alloy helps improve nuclear and aerospace application.