Professional Master of Engineering Degree, M.Eng.

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    Application Deadline
  • 9 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #5 (ARWU) , CA,
In collaboration with other departments in the College of Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering is offering a professional master’s degree. The accelerated program is designed to develop professional engineering leaders in Materials Science and Engineering who are seeking knowledge and leadership experience in MSE.


For students wishing to concentrate in the areas of Materials for Energy Systems, Structural Materials, and Opto-Electronic Materials, the faculty have identified specific courses that would be particularly relevant. However, these “Concentrations” are suggestions only. Students are encouraged to select electives that best satisfy their specific educational objectives.

Prospective students will be engineers, typically with industrial experience, who aspire to substantially advance in their careers and ultimately to lead large, complex organizations, including governments. The interdisciplinary degree will consist of three major components, comprising a technical specialization in Materials Science and Engineering (minimum 12 graduate units), a “breadth” curriculum of engineering leadership courses (8 units), and an integrative capstone project (5 units). This program is coordinated through The Fung Institute. Please see the M.Eng. Degree Requirements and M.Eng. Materials Science and Engineering Areas of Technical Concentration pages for more information. Note that although we strive to keep course changes to a minimum, course offerings are subject to change from semester to semester.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Survey of Materials Science
  • Thermodynamics and Phase Transformations in Solids
  • Theory of Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Diffraction
  • Introduction to Computational Materials Science
  • Semiconductor Materials
  • Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
  • Photovoltaic Materials: Modern Technologies in the Context of a Growing Renewable Energy Market
  • Polymer Surfaces and Interfaces

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 9 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution in Engineering, Physics or Chemistry, or related field is required. 
  • Sufficient undergraduate training to do graduate work in your chosen field.
  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.2 for bachelors and graduate degrees. International students should be in the top 5% of their class.
  • Unofficial transcripts submitted online from each college or university you have attended for the initial review. 
  • We require three letters of recommendation submitted online.
  • A general Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test score (85th percentile or higher is desirable) in the Verbal/Analytical/Quantitative sections. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    54772 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27386 USD per semester and a duration of 9 months.
  • National Applies to you

    54772 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27386 USD per semester and a duration of 9 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    51528 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25764 USD per semester and a duration of 9 months.
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1750 - 2820 USD/month
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