Apart from educating and inspiring globally connected and interdisciplinary trained Materials Engineers for the industry, our MSE education also aims to create intellectual value and inspire need-based research in our laboratory.
Ranked 14th in the world for Materials Science on QS World University Rankings by Subject 2013, NTU MSE is internationally known for its work in fields such as advanced materials and nanotechnology for biomedical, sports, defence and renewable energy industry. With an excellent history of successfully commercializing research concepts, MSE has attracted multi-million dollar funding, both locally and overseas.
MSE undergraduates with a strong acumen and interest in scientific research can look forward to participate in these research projects, through various undergraduate research schemes available in the University, such as the Undergraduate Research Experience on Campus (URECA).
URECA provides undergraduates an opportunity to pursue independent research under the supervision of a professor over a 11-month period. The programme also enables undergraduates to immerse themselves in a vibrant research culture and experience research first hand.
URECA is one of the most important courses I took during my undergraduate education at NTU. I believe university life is not only about grades, but about broadening experience and meeting people that may benefit me in my future career. Through this programme, I picked up a lot of research skills, like learning to search and read publications, use data analysis tools, operate lab equipment, write research papers and prepare and present technical posters. Most importantly, I learnt how to think like a researcher, in which I create solutions to problems and ask questions to seek better quality of life. Thanks to URECA, I plan to pursue PhD degree after undergraduate graduation, so that I can become a research scientist in the future.
Materials Engineering, Year 3
NTU provided me with opportunities to be involved in top researches carried out in the university through their URECA Programme. The flexibility to pursue research in an area of my interest provided me an opportunity to explore research prior to my final year project.
Being part of a dynamic research team broadened my horizon and made me more aware of the existing challenges in the world. This awareness enabled me to see the relevance of materials science knowledge in solving real-world problems and inspired me to take up a career in research in the future.
Materials Engineering, Final Year