Materials science engineers and scientists play a very important role in all the technological advancement that we are seeing around us. They have kind of revolutionized the way we use different kinds of materials that we obtain from the depths of earth. They are constantly finding new uses and applications of the vast inventory of materials that we have with us. Further, they are constantly adding to the quality and properties of such materials. It is because of the advancement in materials science that scientists are now able to build space shuttles that are able to sustain the extreme temperatures that the shuttles have to endure while entering the earth's atmosphere.
Eligibility and course duration
You should be a Science graduate from a recognized university with minimum 50% marks in aggregate. You should have a background in Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, Polymer Science or a related subject.
Duration of this postgraduate program is 2 years.
More about this course
An exciting and multi-disciplinary field, materials science focuses on developing new materials and finding new applications for them. It also strives to improve upon the properties of the existing materials. Materials science forms an interface between multiple disciplines like physics, chemistry, biology and engineering. The course program thus focuses on basic science that helps develop knowledge and research experience for the students. By getting into fundamental hands-on research into materials science, the graduates are able to develop their understanding of the science of materials. They thus learn the scientific principles, design methodologies and the different analysis techniques that are essential for practising as well as for advanced study in the field of materials science. The program also focuses on environment friendly production and recycling of materials.
Being an interdisciplinary field, a materials science engineer or scientist has options of working in a diverse range of industries. Depending upon specialization, one can get into the processing, fabrication or the manufacturing industry. The pharmaceuticals, aerospace, nuclear power, defence and the petroleum industry also are in constant need of materials scientists. Emerging fields like nanotechnology, composites, biomaterials, high-performance textiles and sustainable materials too beckons the materials scientist. Materials science engineers are in demand in the private as well as public sector. They are in demand in research laboratories like DRDO, ISRO and in academic institutions. The knowledge and skills gained in this program comes handy for doing research based programs like PhD.
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