Materials Technology and Engineering  (MTE)

Join the Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) and unlock a world of Materials Technology and Engineering opportunities!

Passionate about materials science and engineering? Want to develop innovative solutions that transform industries? Look no further! The Harare Institute of Technology’s (HIT) Bachelor of Technology (Honours) Degree in Materials Technology and Engineering (MTE) is the perfect programme for you.

What is Materials Technology and Engineering?

Materials Technology and Engineering (MTE) involves the design, manufacture, and use of all classes of materials, including metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites, with consideration for energy, environmental, health, and economic factors. Our programme focuses on developing and improving processes for producing materials, developing new materials, or improving existing ones, and achieving better utilisation of materials.

What Can You Achieve with an MTE Degree from HIT?

With an MTE degree from HIT, you can gain fundamental knowledge to be effective in materials-related positions in industry, government, and academia, analyse properties and performance of all materials families and systems, and identify and solve engineering problems in materials selection, processing, and application, and use modern techniques, skills, creativity, and tools needed in the practice of materials science and engineering. A career as a Materials Processing Engineer, Materials Scientist, Forensic Expert, Researcher, or Metallurgist in various sectors awaits you.

What Are the Programme Study Areas?

Our program covers a range of topics, including Mechanics of Materials, Materials Testing and Characterization, Foundry Technology, Nanotechnology, Process Metallurgy, Physical Metallurgy, Materials Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Ceramic Processing, Composite Materials, Corrosion Science & Engineering, Smart Materials, and more.


To apply for this program, you must have at least 2 Advanced Level passes in Mathematics, Chemistry or Physics and any other appropriate science subject(s), or an ND or HND in Materials Technology & Engineering or equivalent.

Programme Structure

This is a four-year full-time undergraduate program leading to an Honours degree. Each academic year is divided into two semesters, each lasting 15 weeks. Year 3 consists of a 15-week study period followed by a 30-week industrial internship.

Career Prospects

Graduates from our program can pursue careers in robotics, microelectronics, manufacturing, mining, metallurgical, chemical, biomedical/bioengineering technologies, telecommunications, forensic services departments, and research institutions.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join the Harare Institute of Technology’s Bachelor of Technology (Honours) Degree in Materials Technology and Engineering. Apply now and start your journey to a rewarding career in materials science and engineering!