University of British Columbia

Life Science Institute

Materials Engineering


Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

170-6371 Crescent Road

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2






Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.Sc. - Metals and Materials Engineering;M.Eng. - Metals and Materials Engineering;M.Sc. - Materials and Metallurgy, Ph.D. - Metals and Materials Engineering;Ph.D. - Materials and Metallurgy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Research focus: Composites, Microstructure Engineering, Extractive Metallurgy, Solidification, Biomaterials & Ceramics Related study areas: Biomaterials, Ceramics, Composites, Hydrometallurgy, Microstructure Engineering, Corrosion Facilities: Research is carried out in both the Frank Forward Building and the Brimacombe Building (AMPEL) on UBC campus. Research highlights: In our research, we work closely with industry partners internationally. We have faculty with world-renowned expertise in hydrometallurgy, sustainability, nanomaterials, biomaterials and ceramics. Recent research developments in the department are helping to reduce environmental impact in the mining industry and enabling new possibilities in medical treatments. We also have a leading role in MagNet, an initiative that aims to achieve significant reductions in carbon dioxide emissions in the transportation sector. We have a long history of providing excellence in education and offer one of the top-rated materials programs in North America. Graduates of our program are enjoying rewarding careers locally and internationally in a wide range of industries from mining to advanced electronics, health care and aerospace.


Public Canadian University

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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