Since the inauguration of the Materials Engineering department in the then School of Applied Science in 1991, the increasing demand for Materials Engineers prompted the formation of the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) in 2000. Since its inception, the school grew rapidly to become one of the biggest materials engineering institution in Singapore and beyond.
The School, comprising the Division of Materials Science and the Division of Materials Technology, has also rapidly evolved into a hub of excellence for teaching and research over the last two decades. Within a vibrant and nurturing environment for learning and R&D collaboration, students receive an integrated science-driven and application-oriented engineering education at MSE. They are well trained in characterisation competency skills and are knowledgeable in all aspects of materials for cutting edge technologies. The School’s strong links with top research collaborators have created ample overseas attachment opportunities for students to widen their intellectual horizons. Apart from teaching, faculty members collaborate actively with leading institutions like Linköping University, Loughborough University, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern University, Technion Israel Institute of Technology and University of California at Los Angeles. The School’s proven expertise in biomedical devices and nanotechnology has led to research breakthroughs like the world’s first completely-dissolving heart stent and a revolutionary method of cataract removal. These research achievements have gained international recognition and attracted multimillion dollar research funding, both locally and overseas.
Students at MSE are inspired to develop their passion for and excel in research and innovation. They actively participated in and have won awards at numerous local and international competitions. Though young, the School also sees outstanding alumni advocating innovation. Hydroemission Corp, founded by Ms Grace Chew (MSE alumni class of 2000), was recently awarded “Best Innovation Award in Emerging Enterprise 2011”.
For more information regarding school's Curriculum Overview, Specialisations and Career Prospects, please refer to The School of Materials Science and Engineering.