Thrust Areas

Areas of Focus

Developments and challenges in materials science and engineering cut across the traditional lines of engineering and science. The University of Texas at Austin has responded to these challenges by bringing together faculty from departments in the Colleges of Engineering and Natural Sciences to create a truly multidisciplinary materials science and engineering graduate program. Students take classes from a variety of departments to develop skills in related fields and then focus their coursework around one of three thrust areas. By selecting a specific thrust, students are able to study core subjects and also develop depth within a specific area of Materials Science and Engineering.

The thust areas include I. Nanomaterials, II. Clean Energy Materials, and III. General Materials Science and Engineering. The University of Texas at Austin is a leader in each of these fields and each of these thrusts offer significant career opportunities after graduation.