Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering
Graduate Major

When materials change, the world changes...
You can truly change the world.

When a material that didn't exist, a material with entirely new properties is discovered, it can rapidly advance science and technology. This is one of the many great and appealing aspects of studying materials science. The Graduate Major in Materials Science and Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology welcomes students with big dreams from various fields and trains them to become materials experts who have successful global careers.


Become an internationally successful
materials expert

In the Master's Program, we cultivate outstanding individuals who have advanced specialized knowledge of materials science, have the capacity to think logically, and have practical problem-solving skills. They are trained to identify social problems from a wide perspective, thoroughly understand the issues from a scientific and technological standpoint, solve them, and ultimately drive the development of the global industry.

The Doctoral Program cultivates outstanding individuals who contribute to the welfare of humanity through the development of science and technology. They will possess the most advanced specialized knowledge of materials science and make use of this knowledge to promote original and challenging research and development. They are also trained to be aware of global trends, be able to identify the current problems with an international perspective, and take the lead in solving these issues with unique ideas.

Ideal Candidates

Master's Degree Program

  • Those who have the desire and determination to tackle new research areas in the field of materials science and materials engineering
  • Those who have aspirations to contribute to the development of society through their knowledge of materials science and materials engineering

Doctoral Degree Program

  • Those who have the desire to contribute widely through society using their advanced specialized knowledge of materials science and materials engineering as well as their problem solving skills
  • Those who have the aspiration and drive to deepen their learning of materials science and materials engineering, open new frontiers, and systematize this new knowledge

Competencies Developed

Master's Degree Program

  • Ability to promote academic research and technological development through advanced specialized knowledge of materials science
  • Ability to put advanced knowledge of materials science to practical use to develop new materials
  • Ability to understand the global and social impact of research findings and solve problems
  • Ability to develop arguments and write documents that are effective in an international setting

Doctoral Degree Program

  • Ability to promote original academic research and technological development through expertise of materials science
  • Creative skills to develop innovative materials by making use of the highest level of expertise of materials science
  • Ability to see trends in international society and grasp the essence of current problems, and identify the issues that need to be solved
  • Leadership skills to lead an international research group for the development of science and technology

Potential Career Paths

  • Domestic and overseas universities and research institutes
  • Companies in a variety of industrial fields, such as the materials industry, automobile industry, heavy industry, manufacturing industry, machine industry, and electrical and electronics industry
  • Government offices

Potential Employers for Graduates

IHI / IBM Business Consulting Service / Acroquest Technology / Arthur Andersen Consulting / Asahi Chemical Industry / Asahi Glass / Asahi Optical / Arabian Oil / Isuzu / Idemitsu Kosan / Itochu / Itochu Chemical Frontier / INAX(LIXIL) / imcth / Intec / Air Do / ABB / NEC Electronics / SRI Sports / NTT / NTT Facilities / Ebara / LG / Oji Paper / Ohara / Omron / Olympus / Kao / Casio / Kajima / Kaneka / Kawasaki Heavy Industries / Kawasaki Heavy Industries Engineering / Kawasaki Technology / Canon / Kyocera / Kuraray / Kureha / Krosaki Harima / KDDI / General Building Research / Kokoku Intech / Kobe Steel / Konica Minolta / Covalent Materials / Komatsu / Samsung Electronics / Sanyo Electric / GE Healthcare / GS Yuasa / JA Kyosai / JSR / JX Engineering / JX Nippon Oil & Energy / JFE Engineering / JFE Chemicals / JFE Steel / JFE Techno Research / JT / Sharp / Shiseido / Japan Display / Japan Marine United / Shoei Chemicals / Showa Denko / Shin-Etsu Chemical / Shinko Electric Industries / Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal / Nippon Steel and Sumikin Engineering / Suzuki / Sumiju Precision Forging / Sumitomo Osaka Cement / Sumitomo Chemical / Sumitomo Rubber Industries / Sumitomo Heavy Industries / Sumitomo 3M / Sumitomo Electric Industries / Sumitomo Bakelite / Seiko Epson / Sekisui Chemical / Seven-Eleven Japan / All Nippon Airways / Sojitz / Sony / Sony LSI / Daikin Industries / Daido Steel / Dai Nippon Printing / Taiheiyo Cement / Taiyo Oil / Taiyo Machinery / Taiyo Yuden / Daiwa Institute of Research / Takenaka / Chiyoda / TDK / DIC / Du pont Japan / Teijin / Terumo / Denki Kagaku Kogyo / Denki Kogyo / Denso / Dentsu / The Tokai Bank / Tokyu / Tokyo Electron / Tokyo Ohka Kogyo / Tokyo Gas / Toshiba / Toshiba Electron Tubes and Devices / TOTO / Toyo Ink / Toyo Engineering / Toyo Tire & Rubber / Toyo Seikan / Toyobo / Toray / Tokuyama / Toppan Printing / Tomen Electronics / Toyota Motor / Toyota Industries / Toyota Boshoku / Central Nippon Expressway / Nikon / West Japan Railway / JGC / JGC Information Systems / Nissan Motor / Nippon Steel Techno Research / IBM Japan / Nippon Sheet Glass / ASM Japan / NGK Insulators / Quantum Design Japan / Nippon Light Metal / Japan Airlines / Nihon Kohden / NSK / Japan Steel Works / Zeon Japan / Nippon Life Insurance / The Japan Research Institute / NEC / Nippon Electric Glass / NGK Spark Plug / Japan Exchange / NHK Spring / Nippon Yakin Kogyo / Nihon Unisys / Nomura Asset Management / Nomura Securities / Nomura Research Institute / Noritake / Huawei Japan / Panasonic / Hakuhodo / BASF Japan / Semiconductor Energy Laboratory / East Japan Railway / Hitachi Chemical / Hitachi Metal / Hitachi Construction Machinery / Hitachi / Hitachi Cable / Hitachi High-Technologies / Hino Motors / FANUC / Fujikura / Fuji Heavy Industries / Fuji Xerox / Fujifilm / Bridgestone / Furukawa Electric / Hokuriku Electric Power / Bosch / Hoya / Polymatech / Honda Motor / Mainichi / Mabuchi Motor / Misawa Homes / Mizuho Bank / Mitsui Chemical / Mitsui Mining and Smelting / Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding / Mitsui & Co. / Mitsubishi Chemical / Mitsubishi Gas Chemical / Mitsubishi Motors / Mitsubishi Heavy Industries / Mitsubishi Plastics / Mitsubishi Corporation / Mitsubishi Research Institute / Mitsubishi Electric / The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ / Mitsubishi Material / Mitsubishi Rayon / Murata Manufacturing / Yamaha Motor / UACJ / Unitika / Unipres / Yokowo / Yokogawa Electric / Bank of Yokohama / Yokohama Rubber / Lion / Ricoh / Resona Trust & Banking / Ryobi / Lintec / Rohm / YKK / YKK AP / World Intec / Utsunomiya University / Osaka University / University of Oslo / Ochanomizu University / Oregon State University / University of Cairo / Kanagawa University / Kanazawa University / Kinki University / Kyushu University / Kyoto University / Cornell University / Shizuoka Faculty / Texas A&M University / Potsdam University / Tokyo Institute of Technology / Tokyo University of Science / Tohoku University / Tottori University / Toyota Technological Institute / Nagoya Institute of Technology / University of Southern Mississippi / University of Maryland / Yokohama National University / Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute / Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency / Japan Science and Technology Agency / Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry / Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare / National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology / InfoCom Research / Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute / Japan Patent Office / Japan Atomic Energy Agency / National Institute for Materials Science / Bell Laboratories / Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology / RIKEN

Degree Offered

Master's Degree Program
Master of Science, Master of Engineering, Master of Arts
Doctoral Degree Program
Doctor of Science, Doctor of Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy

Department with Graduate Major in Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineeringouter