Prasiswazah FST



Materials Science Programme

The Materials Science program was initiated in 1992 under the Faculty of Physics Sciences. The program had started with the first intake of 12 students in the 1992-1993 academic session. In 1999, Faculty of Science and Applied Physics (FSFG) was restructured along with three other faculties to form the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST). With the new-structured FST, the Materials Science Program was placed under the Department of Applied Physics (JFG) along with another two programs, namely Physics Program and Nuclear Science Program. The Materials Science Program has produced more than 1000 graduates since its inception up until the year 2021.

Materials Science is a multidisciplinary field comprising basic science of physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Generally, material is classified into metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, and semiconductors. Field of knowledge covering the microstructures and material properties, fabrication, testing and analysis and material applications. Students are required to undergo more than 19 weeks industrial training at the industry or research centre associated with material activities. The training will expose the students with professional experience in technical and managerial aspects in material-related industry. To equip students with the research techniques, students are required to carry out three stages of practical training in the laboratory and a research project during the period of study at the Materials Science Program

Major courses

1st year

2nd year

3rd year

4th year

Career Prospects


Prof. Dr. Sarani Zakaria

Pulp and Paper, Lignocellulose Composite, Regenerated Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives, Chemical modification of lignocellulose, Nano functional materials

Prof. Dr. Sahrim Hj. Ahmad

Polymer Blends, Polymer Composites, Magnetic Polymer, Magnetic Paper, Bio-Composites, Magnetic Materials.

Prof. Dr. Azman Jalar

Metallurgy and materials, Electronics materials, Electronics packaging

Prof. Norinsan Kamil Othman

Materials Science and Engineering, Corrosion Science and Physical Metallurgy,High Temperature Corrosion (

Prof. Ts. Dr. Chia Chin Hua

Nanocomposites and Nanomaterials, polymers and Bio-based functionalities (

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Azmi Abdul Hamid

Materials Science/Semiconductors (II -VI), Electron Microscopy, Nanotechnology (

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rozaidi Rasid

Polymer Processing, Polymer Rheology, Polymer Composites (

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sharifah Nabihah Syed Jaafar

Renewable Chemistry, Lignocellulosic Materials (

Dr. Siti Aisyah Shamsudin

Nanotechnology and Nanoparticles, Structural Studies of Block Copolymer (

Dr. Chen Ruey Shan

Polymer Blends, Nanocomposites, Biocomposites, Bio-nanocomposites (

Dr. Husniyah Aliyah Lutpi

Ceramic Materials, Glass-Ceramic Materials (

Entry requirements

General requirement:

  1. Complete 12 years of Primary and High School education; and
  2. Obtain High School (e.g. Higher Secondary Certificate, Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate, Tawjihiyah, Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas, High School Diploma); and
  3. Meet minimum English requirement set by faculty; and
  4. Pass UKM interview (if required) ; and
  5. Meet faculty specific requirement;

Specific programme requirement:

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