Materials Engineering

Our Program

The online master's program in materials engineering is a concentration created for professionals who wish to build a competitive edge in a wide variety of industries. Purdue University's online graduate engineering program is consistently ranked in the top ten programs by US News and World Report.

Materials Engineering online master's students will be able to choose from a course menu featuring classes in: 

Materials Fatigue Composites
Biomaterials Quantitative/Analytical 
Materials Engineering Fundamentals Lean Manufacturing

Concentration Options

The 30-credit hour curriculum is packaged in our Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) degree. As a student in this program, you will focus heavily on materials engineering topics and technical knowledge. We offer both thesis and non-thesis degree options. 

Online Plan of Study Details

The MSE/MS master's program offers a wide range of flexibility in course options. After you begin your studies at Purdue, an academic advisor will help you create a Plan of Study (POS) to best fit your educational needs and career goals. Every POS varies based on student interest, time, and course load. For planning purposes, an example POS for the Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) with a concentration in Materials Engineering degree is available, as well as an extensive course menu that lists classes available over the next several years.


You must already hold an undergraduate degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program or one with equivalent standards. You must apply and be admitted to Purdue Online. More information about admissions can be found by visiting the Interdisciplinary Engineering requirements and admission page.