Almost all industries rely on some form of materials—that means materials science and engineering graduates find employment in numerous fields, both within traditional engineering domains and in arenas outside of those conventional engineering disciplines. Graduates may find work in industries such as manufacturing, materials production, transportation, consulting, energy, environmental solutions, medical, and more. Careers within these industries encompass such areas as research and development, product design and production, quality control, and sales.
Graduates seeking higher-level degrees typically stay in materials science and engineering. However, many students have gone to pursue graduate degrees in many different engineering and basic science areas, as well as medicine and law. On average, fifty percent of our graduates will go on to graduate studies.