Undergraduate Students


The UA Materials Science and Engineering Department differs from other MSE departments in that it allows and even encourages undergraduates to utilize industry-level equipment for electron microscopy, spectroscopy and other material characterization purposes.

Training with this equipment is offered through classes within the department and can be taken as electives.

The required coursework include technical electives to allow students in MSE to specialize in specific areas, such as:

  • optical materials
  • physical metallurgy
  • ceramics
  • polymers
  • biomaterials
  • cultural materials and restoration.

During an undergraduate career in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, students are offered many opportunities to get involved in research.

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