Overview & Mission

Mission

The Department of Materials Science & Engineering aims to construct a comprehensive program that provides our students, at both graduate and undergraduate levels, with the skills and knowledge they need to become leaders in industry, research and academia.

Vision

The Department of Materials Science & Engineering strives to set a high standard for Materials Science and Engineering institutions worldwide, through groundbreaking research, notable alumni, and driven future graduates.

Values

The Department of Materials Science & Engineering values diversity of its faculty and students where all people, perspectives, interests, and expertise is embraced. Everyone has a place in Materials Science & Engineering; where we build lifelong bonds and connections.

“Through diverse research, the MSE department seeks to play a key role in solving the global challenges of our time: Sustainability and Energy.”

Overview

Our cutting-edge research in next-generation materials creates technological solutions for environmental challenges such as climate change, resource depletion and energy availability.

A leader in materials research and applications, we are an integral part of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto—the top-ranked engineering school in Canada.

Founded in 1913 as Department Eight: Metallurgical Engineering, then modified in 1964 to the Department of Metallurgy & Materials Science (MMS), our name was officially finalized to Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) in 2001 to reflect advances in materials research and education that are based on, but have since evolved beyond traditional metallurgy. Today, the Department of Materials Science & Engineering is home to approximately 200 undergraduate students, 80 graduate students, and 30 faculty and staff.

As a discipline that enables all technologies, Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto is at the forefront of addressing global issues that have a direct impact on our lives today. Our cutting-edge research in advanced materials creates technological solutions for environmental challenges such as climate change, resource depletion, and energy availability.

As a world leader in materials applications and processing, our commitment to research and teaching excellence fosters innovative thinking, leading to the development of sustainable technologies that make a global impact.

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