Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering

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Why Choose Materials Science and Engineering?

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.

Our graduates are employed by:

  • AIDA
  • Air Force Research Laboratory
  • AK Steel
  • Applied Sciences, Inc.
  • Azimuth Corporation
  • Ball Aerospace
  • Emerson Climate Technologies
  • GE Global Research
  • Metallurgical Solutions
  • Riverside Research
  • Pratt and Whitney
  • UDRI
  • UES
  • Universal Technology Corporation

Our Graduates work as:

  • Additive Manufacturing Engineer
  • Composites Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Material/Structures Engineer
  • Metallurgist/Failure Analyst
  • Process Engineer
  • Research Engineer
  • Structures Analyst
  • Stress Engineer
  • Test Engineer

It's never too earlyor too late to start managing your career in engineering. Learn more about the Brandeberry Career Development Center.

Real-World Experience

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.

Academics and Curriculum

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. 

Accreditation and Program Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science program in Materials Science and Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Materials (1), Metallurgical (2), Ceramics (3) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

ABET Accreditation

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Annual Student Enrollment: 15 in Fall 2023

Graduation Data: 5 (Summer 2022-Spring 2023)

Educational Objectives:

The M.S.E. Program has the three Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) listed below. Graduates of the Materials Science and Engineering Program will:

  • Objective 1: Be employed in the engineering profession or pursuing graduate studies
  • Objective 2: Successfully compete in a globally integrated environment
  • Objective 3: Be engaged in lifelong learning through continuing education and other avenues in a rapidly changing technical environment.

Student Outcomes:

 Students who complete the B.S. in materials science and engineering will have:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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