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Illinois MatSE is built on philosophy that emphasizes both a solid engineering foundation and hands-on learning. Check out our courses to see how your interests and talents fit with what our program has to offer.

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The people within the MatSE Department are what makes it so extraordinary. At Illinois you’re always going to find brilliant and hardworking engineering students, but MatSE people have something special.”

Mackenzie Kurth

MatSE Undergraduate Student

Just the Facts


ranked undergraduate and graduate programs
U.S. News & World Report

2nd largest

materials department in the nation


sq ft of undergraduate labs with cutting-edge equipment