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. Students also can design a special program of elective study, such as biomaterials or green engineering, among others.
Graduates are employed in aerospace, automotive, chemical and material, communications, electronics, petroleum and energy, and basic materials-producing industries. Students may qualify for graduate study in engineering, the sciences, medicine, law, and business.