Materials have become part and parcel of our everyday lives.
They exist in various forms; semiconductors in computer chips;
light materials in aerospace applications; biomaterials in
artificial organs or bone replacements; catalyst substrates in
energy industries; and optical materials in communications
systems, among others. Suffice to say, it is no exaggeration that
the revolution of today’s technologies largely depend on the
development of new and innovative materials.
Materials science emphasises the relationship between synthesis
and processing of materials, the structure (of materials) at
atomic scales and their macroscopic properties. Material
properties can be tailored by manipulating its composition and
structure through synthesis and processing.
The programme is designed to build a strong foundation of
knowledge that incorporates the elements of applied physics
and chemistry at the introductory level in year 1. At a later
stage, students will be exposed to metallurgy, polymer science,
ceramics and composites, and will be trained to handle various
instruments and tools for characterisation and analysis
through practical sessions and cooperative placements.
The Students are required to undergo industrial training under
UCSI University’s cooperative placement programme at the end
of year 2. This allows students to be exposed to and prepared
themselves for a real-life working environment
The understanding of materials properties, processing and application of materials enables our Material Science graduates to contribute positively in the areas of research, design and development.
Upon graduation, our graduates can employ their strong technical knowledge and analytical skills across industries - including consulting - around the world. The growing manufacturing sector places great demand for more Material Science specialists who have the right expertise and knowledge.
As such, graduates in this niche field have an added advantage over their peers in careers related to design and development of materials for technology advancement; testing and control of quality of different materials; exploration and application of new materials in the industry; improvement and enhancement of the characteristics of materials; investigate and prevent material failure as well as to meet design requirements.
- Mathematics I
- Material Science
- Computer Applications
- Engineering Principles
- Mathematics II
- Physical Chemistry
- Mechanics of Materials
- Engineering Design
- Principles of Metal Extraction
- Tools of the Trade
- Physical Metallurgy
- Polymer Science & Composites
- Quality Assurance and Control
- Principles of Electrical Technology
- Metal Forming and Joining Techniques
- Processing Iron & Steel
- Non-Ferrous Metals and Powder Metallurgy
- Ceramics and Glasses
- Project A
- Cooperative Placement
- Semiconductor Materials
- Failure Analysis and Non-Destructive Testing
- Occupational Safety, Health & Environment
- Project B
General courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
–   For Malaysian students:
- Malaysian Studies
–   For Foreign students:
- Communication in Bahasa Melayu 2
U2   –   Entrepreneurship
U3   –   Malaysian Eco-Tourism/ Malaysian Traditional Food
U4   –   Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1 to 2
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