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Materials Science and Engineering

All students wishing to study this major should apply to General Engineering.

The Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department consists of faculty members working in ceramic engineering, metallurgy, polymer engineering, and related areas of mechanics, chemistry, physics, and electrical engineering. Materials science and engineering pertains to the structure, properties, design, development, manufacture, and engineering application of materials of all types. Students may specialize in a number of materials technology areas including ceramics, metals, polymers, or electronic and photonic materials. The mix of available courses provides a balance between engineering and science, and research programs range from traditional to contemporary topics. Students also can design a special program of elective study, such as biomaterials or green engineering, among others. Graduate degrees offered by the department include the Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Graduates are employed in industries with applications in aerospace, automotive, chemical and material, communications, electronics, petroleum and energy, and materials manufacturing. Students may qualify for graduate study in engineering, the sciences, medicine, law, and business.