MSE Core Purpose: To advance the science and engineering of materials.
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) prepares students to apply science and engineering principles to problems related to the understanding, characterization, and development of new technology necessary for the processing and manufacturing of different materials and related products.
Clemson's Department of Materials Science and Engineering has a diverse range of classes and research efforts which span all of inorganic and organic materials science and engineering.
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering offers two areas of concentration within the Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering. The Inorganic Materials Concentration provides for more in-depth study of the engineering and science of materials such as ceramics, glasses, metals, optical and electronic materials; while the Polymeric Materials Concentration provides more emphasis on plastics, elastomers, fibers and fibrous materials, films, coatings and adhesives.
The Department also offers Masters and Doctoral degrees in Materials Science & Engineering.
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering also maintains collaborative partnerships with several research groups at Clemson outside of MSE, including the departments of Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Bioengineering.