Most undergraduates who join a second academic group will study in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering from their second year. In this department, an extensive range of materials science fields is grouped into three focuses — metals, organic materials, and inorganic materials — to allow students to choose the fields of specialization on which they wish to focus.
The curriculum is systematically designed based on the abovementioned three focuses and provides a series of intriguing lectures that are highly acclaimed by students. Rather than one-way, passive learning, each lecture offers students an interactive learning experience in which they take on more active roles in their education. Furthermore, students have opportunities to enhance their levels of knowledge through several exercises.
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering also places importance on creative manufacturing by conducting experiments in required courses. Students are required to take these courses in their second and third years, for three quarters each. Those in their second year will conduct basic experiments in the three focuses — metals, organic materials, and inorganic materials — and those in their third year will deepen their understanding of what they learned in major courses through more specialized experiments in one of the above three focuses, chosen by the students.
Students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering actively participate in a variety of short-term and long-term study abroad programs. They go abroad, communicate with students and researchers in other countries, and develop abilities to play active roles in the international community. Many students attain Tokyo Tech's target TOEIC score of 730 or higher by the time they complete their Bachelor's Degree Program.
Most graduates of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering advance to a graduate program such as the Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Major or the closely related interdisciplinary Energy Science and Engineering Graduate Major, Human Centered Science and Biomedical Engineering Graduate Major, or the Nuclear Engineering Graduate Major. As listed on the web page of the Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Major, employment opportunities for students who complete the graduate programs can be found in a variety of industries and academic fields. There are unlimited opportunities for students at home and abroad after completing the programs.