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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Engineering component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Engineering


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Materials engineering is all about making new materials and improving existing ones. It is about making things stronger, lighter and more functional, sustainable and cost-effective. Whether it is the next generation jet engine, a biodegradable tissue scaffold to grow organs from stem cells or new types of solar cells and batteries - the structure, properties and processing of materials are crucial to the final product.

Materials engineering is truly interdisciplinary. It involves physics, mathematics, biology and chemistry - culminating in a ground breaking field of research and a thriving job market for aspiring engineers.


For the sequence of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

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Relevant courses

Single degree

  • 4632 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Double degrees

  • 4634 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4635 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3363 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Laws
  • 4638 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science

Progression to further studies

Postgraduate study is also available in this area of study in the following courses:

  • 3292 Master of Engineering Science (Research)
  • 3291 Doctor of Philosophy