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Material Science

What is Material Science?

Material Science is the study of the properties and associated uses of materials including metals, ceramics, plastics, composites, nanomaterials and biomaterials.

Material scientists develop high performance materials, engineer new applications, develop and customise innovative processing techniques, predict and analyse the performance of materials, and manage commercial material production.

As a material scientist you can pursue a career in mining, hospitals, regulatory bodies, research institutions, tertiary education, medical device manufacturing and the biotechnology industry.

Material Science as part of your Diploma

UNSW Diploma students learn the fundamentals required for their future studies in discipline-specific diploma courses that are equivalent to First Year undergraduate courses at UNSW Sydney.

The added support that diploma students receive will equip them with academic and English skills and ensure they are well prepared for their journey into Second Year at UNSW Sydney.

Material Science Diploma Courses

View an example of the courses you will be studying in your First Year at UNSW Global below.

  • Mathematics 1A
  • Mathematics 1B
  • Higher Physics 1A or Physics 1A
  • Higher Physics 1B or Physics 1B
  • Chemistry A: Atoms, Molecules & Energy
  • Chemistry B: Elements, Compounds & Life
  • Design & Application of Materials in Science & Engineering
  • Communication & Academic Literacy

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