Materials Engineering

Materials Engineering students study the development of products used for building and manufacturing to respond to a range of societal needs efficient transportation, faster computers and heat resistant materials. Materials Engineering co-op students work in fields including metallurgy, oil and gas, transportation, manufacturing, telecommunications, energy conservation, shipbuilding and electronics.

Student skills

  • Corrosion and wear control
  • Mechanical testing
  • Failure analysis
  • Metallography and microscopy
  • Extractive metallurgy
  • Materials manufacturing
  • Material selection
  • Research and development
  • Mould design
  • Equipment design and calibration

Industries

  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Efficiency
  • Research & Development
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation infrastructure
  • Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Electronics

Past roles

  • Process & Product Development Engineer
  • Materials & Corrosion Engineer
  • Research Assistant
  • Metallurgy Trainee
  • Inspection Engineer

Past employers

  • Shaw Group Ltd.
  • Glencore Canada
  • PCL Constructors Inc.
  • Shell Canada
  • Irving Oil
  • IMP Group
  • Thompson Creek Mining Ltd.

Work term schedule

  Fall Winter Summer
3rd year Work term 1 Study Work term 2
4th year Study Work term 3 Work term 4
5th year Study Study Graduation

Coursework

Courses completed prior to work term 1

  • Chemistry 1 & 2
  • Engineering Math 1 & 2
  • Engineering Design 1 & 2
  • Physics & Engineering Statics
  • Computer Programming
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physics 2
  • Linear Algebra
  • Biology for Engineers
  • Vector Calculus
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Electric Circuits
  • Thermo-Fluid Engineering 1
  • History of Engineering 1 & 2
  • Differential Equations
  • Fundamentals of Process Engineering
  • Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering
  • Organic Chemistry

Additional courses completed prior to work term 2

  • Materials Engineering
  • Extraction of Materials
  • Structure of Materials
  • Process Thermodynamics
  • Engineering Economics

Additional courses completed prior to work term 3 & 4

  • Mechanical & Physical Behavior
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Applied Numerical Methods
  • Mineral Processing
  • Law & Ethics in Professional Engineering
  • Technical Elective 1

Additional courses completed prior to graduation

  • Materials Design Project 1 & 2
  • Ferrous Alloys
  • Industrial Metallurgy
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Industrial Safety & Loss Management
  • Technical Elective 2 & 3
  • Materials Process Design
  • Non-Metallic Materials
  • Non-Ferrous Alloys
  • Corrosion
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Average pay rates during co-op

Hourly $ 21.27
Weekly $ 843.00

Department

Faculty of Engineering: Materials Engineering website.