With a view towards developing both science and engineering skills, the program curriculum has been framed so as to incorporate and deliver on experimental, analytical, statistical, and computational tools & educational components of globally accepted standards in the materials discipline. The core courses include: Engineering Materials, Advanced Materials, Electronic Materials Science, Materials Thermodynamics, Physical Metallurgy, Materials Processing, Statistical Design of Experiments, Materials Characterization Techniques, and Materials Design. While the labs cover important aspects of synthesis, testing, and characterization, the electives are structured in such a way as to offer opportunities for acquisition of specialized and advanced knowledge in sub-disciplines such as electronic materials, biomaterials, and materials for energy systems. Students have the opportunity to pursue their projects either in-house (research in the departments of Chemical Engineering, Sciences, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, and the Center for Excellence in Advanced Materials & Green Technologies), or outside in reputed industrial or R&D institutions.
With a strong focus on developing research skills among the students, in frontier areas, the program includes educational components that would make the graduates suited to, and employable in, industrial, government R&D, and academic settings, spanning diverse areas such as electronics & communications, energy, chemicals, medicine, and transportation.