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Materials engineers are on the cutting-edge of technology in virtually every field. Materials science and engineering students learn how to turn raw materials into useful products and technology.
Materials science engineers (MSE) design everything from fuel cells, superconductors, titanium turbine blades, and nanomaterials to graphite fiber tennis rackets, skis, synthetic heart valves, and lithium-ion batteries.
Materials engineers are constantly developing and improving materials for new uses and emerging technologies. These include many diverse areas such as improved metals to make safer and more fuel-efficient cars, high-temperature superconductors, new coatings to make fabric waterproof, new ceramic and metallic materials for medical implants, advanced composites for lighter, stronger equipment, and higher frequency lasers for improved fiber optic communication systems.
New technology is creating a need for new materials, which is driving the demand for engineers in the basic materials and advanced research areas of the profession.
Our bachelor graduates from materials science and engineering have gone on to work in industries, governmental agencies, and the nonprofit sector across the Miami Valley and beyond.
It's never too early—or too late to start managing your career in engineering. Learn more about the Brandeberry Career Development Center.
We encourage you to apply skills learned in the classroom through study abroad, undergraduate research, co-op/internships, and/or service learning. You will learn from qualified professionals who actively work in the field of materials science and engineering and work on materials science and engineering projects, allowing you to apply your classroom education to real-world situations.
View the Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.
Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify your desired major on the application. If you meet university admission requirements you are admitted to the college.
Annual Student Enrollment: 30 in Fall 2021
Graduation Data: 6 in Spring 2021
The M.S.E. Program has the three Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) listed below. Graduates of the Materials Science and Engineering Program will:
Students who complete the B.S. in materials science and engineering will have: