What to Expect
Now is an exciting time to be a materials engineer—almost every technology we rely on in the modern world relies on materials, whether automotive, biomedical, electronic, or those related to energy production and storage. As technologies evolve at an ever-increasing rate, advanced materials—and professionals who know how to develop them—are in high demand.
We educate leaders in materials engineering by combining the best attributes of small and large academic programs: personalized attention from faculty members and access to world-class equipment and mentorship from internationally renowned researchers.
Here, you’ll study the structure and composition of materials—from the electronic to the atomic. You’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of the properties and capabilities of metals, ceramics, semiconductors and composite materials.
Our students intern and go on to work with companies including Arconic Forgings and Extrusions, NASA Glenn Research Center, Lincoln Electric, GE and more. We have an excellent track record of placing our master’s students in desired positions in industry. Some choose to continue their studies by pursuing a PhD at top-tier institutions before going on to teach in the field.