What is materials engineering and what does
a materials engineer do?

Welcome to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Technion – an institution where students learn that everything is possible, an institution where students learn how to play with materials and create the future from them.

Do you want to improve the world? To help cure cancer? To upgrade the field of microelectronics? To develop the material that will be used to make the next-generation UAV? To figure out how to lower the weight of jet planes? To design and create the next-generation of vehicles and batteries? Are you curious about discovering new materials that will bring about the technological revolutions of the 21st century?

If you do, then you belong with us!

Materials Engineering is a multidisciplinary field that combines engineering and sciences and engages in the correlation between a material’s structure and composition and its physical, chemical, mechanical, electronic, optical and other properties. This is an engineering profession that is rapidly gaining momentum in many diverse industries. Materials engineering plays a decisive role in the development of new materials and processes that are needed for a wide spectrum of products, from computer chips to jet engines.

A materials engineer engages in selecting materials for different engineering purposes, researches and develops new materials, investigates the structure and composition of materials from the atomic level to the product level, researches, develops and implements materials processing and manufacturing, improves the properties of materials, investigates product failures, develops and implements advanced analytical and technology management methodologies.

Specializations include: metallurgy and metallic materials, electronic materials, optical and electro-optical materials, magnetic and ferroelectric materials, ceramic materials, polymers and plastic materials, composites, the protection of materials from environmental degradation, materials for energy systems, biomaterials, methodologies for characterizing materials and computational materials science.

Graduates of the Faculty engage in diverse roles in companies and enterprises throughout Israel: Intel, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Applied Materials, TowerJazz Semiconductor, Elop, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Israel Aerospace Industries, the IDF, the Ministry of Defense and more.

BSc. graduates with honors are offered to continue their studies towards advanced degrees (MSc. and PhD) in order to deepen their education in theoretical and practical subjects and to engage in cutting-edge research at the vanguard of science and technology. In this way, the Faculty trains its outstanding graduates for technological and academic leadership roles.



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