Materials Science & Engineering

Everything we use is made of some material or combination of materials. Materials science is involved with all the processes that turn natural resources into useful products that impact all facets of our economy such as aerospace, electronics, transportation, communication, construction, recreation, entertainment and environment.


  • Biomaterials
  • Materials for energy application
  • Materials processing
  • Advanced materials characterization
  • Metal casting
  • Specific courses in ceramics, polymers, composites, and electronic materials

Work with faculty engaged in leading-edge research in areas such as:

  • Polymer solar cells
  • Materials for advanced drug delivery
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Structural analysis of aerospace materials
  • Materials for energy storage
  • Application of nanomaterials in construction
  • Self-healing metals and advanced metal-matrix composites

Career Paths
Materials engineers work in a wide range of jobs across diverse industries. Many of today’s significant scientific and technological advances come from materials engineers.

  • Research Scientist
  • Application Technologist
  • Materials and Process Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Materials Engineering Manager
  • Product Engineer
  • Geotechnical / Materials Engineer

Did You Know?
Materials is a relatively new scientific field that investigates the relationship between the structure of materials at the atomic or molecular level and their macroscopic properties. Materials engineers work to understand and manipulate material properties to enhance the performance of materials for a multitude of uses:

  • Environmentally friendly materials
  • Materials for biomedical applications
  • Advanced alloys and composites for aerospace
  • Casting, forging and machining
  • Polymer chemistry and manufacturing
  • Ceramics for advanced batteries
  • Materials in electronics and communications

We offer an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in engineering degree in Materials Engineering that prepares you for the future.


Materials Science & Engineering
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The Materials Science & Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. ABET-engineering accreditation