Introduction to Materials Engineering

Materials Engineering covers a wide range of engineering fields which applies the science and engineering of materials for the development, manufacturing and the research of metals, ceramics, composite materials, electronic materials, bio- and nano-materials. The programme is designed to produce highly skilled and knowledgeable materials engineers especially in pure sciences and materials engineering. It comprises aspects of materials structure, phase transformation, materials properties, characterisation of materials, materials design processing, selection and testing of materials.

Materials are an important element in all engineering fields, where the innovative materials usually bring about advancement in design and introduction of new products. In addition, the programme also strives to uphold the nation’s aspiration to produce materials engineers who are able to overcome the challenges of globalization and K-economy to fully achieve a developed country status.

Materials Engineering PEO and PO


PEO 01

Graduates who have developed career advancement in the field of Material Engineering or related engineering field.

PEO 02

Graduates who are involved in a professional body or society.

PEO 03

Graduates who pursue life-long learning.


PO 01

Engineering Knowledge

Apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering fundamentals and Material Engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PO 02

Problem Analysis

Identify, formulate, conduct research literature and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.

PO 03

Design/Development of Solutions

Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PO 04


Conduct investigation of complex engineering problems using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.

PO 05

Modern Tool Usage

Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex engineering problems, with an understanding of the limitations.

PO 06

The Engineer and Society

Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solutions to complex engineering problems.

PO 07

Environment and Sustainability

Understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solutions of complex engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts including ability to have entrepreneurship skills.

PO 08


Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.

PO 09

Individual and Team Work

Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings.

PO 10


Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO 11

Life-long Learning

Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

PO 12

Project Management and Finance

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles and economic decision making and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.

Materials Engineering Curriculum Structure