Materials. They play an important role in forming, molding, and advancing societies. They are responsible for the considerable transformations in our daily lives. After all, they are what give shape to science and technology. At the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, we work to continuously progress the field of materials science. Our students are trained to use the advanced and specialized knowledge of materials they acquire to carry out original and challenging research and development. They learn to find creative solutions to materials-related problems on their own, and furthermore, to conceive of ways to implement these solutions in the real world. The curriculum is designed to allow students to acquire a broad range of fundamental knowledge in materials science, from metallic materials and organic materials to inorganic materials. Through our courses, students also gain the knowledge and develop the creativity necessary to bring new, innovative industrial materials into existence. Our students will become the leading scientists and engineers in the field of materials science that are sought by the industrial world.
Materials science is the oldest and strongest field of study at Tokyo Institute of Technology. To uphold this long-standing reputation, we strive to teach and research cutting-edge materials science. To help us with this, we have done some restructuring. Before the education reform, the Departments of Metallurgical Engineering, Organic and Polymeric Materials, and Inorganic Materials formed what was called the 2nd Academic Group (for undergraduate students). Along with this, many departments in different graduate schools dealt with materials. Namely, these were the Department of Metallurgy and Ceramics Science, Part of the Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials, Department of Innovative and Engineered Materials, and Department of Materials Science and Engineering. We brought all of these establishments together under a single roof to comprehensively study materials science. Welcome to the new Department of Materials Science and Engineering.