I'm torn between the two options, and I would appreciate it if someone with experience could help me contrast materials science with materials engineering. From what I've heard, materials science ultimately leads towards research, and development of new material. Materials Engineers, on the other hand, apply existing materials for the development of products - they are not too concerned with developing new ones, just maximizing use of existing ones. Please expand, contrast and correct my views. :shy: As of now, I think I would be more inclined towards research of new products - that sounds far more fascinating in my opinions. However, I would still appreciate a detailed outline of both disciplines.