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Materials Science & Engineering

 

What is Materials Science & Engineering?

Materials Science Engineers evaluate materials and develop machinery and processes to manufacture materials for use in products that must meet specialized design and performance specifications. They develop new uses for known materials.

What do Materials Science Engineers do?

Materials engineers develop, process, and test materials used to create a range of products, from computer chips and aircraft wings to golf clubs and snow skis. They work with metals, ceramics, plastics, composites, and other substances to create new materials that meet certain mechanical, electrical, and chemical requirements.

Materials engineers generally work in offices where they have access to computers and design equipment. Others work in supervisory roles either in a factory or in research and development laboratories.

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References:

Bureau of Labor and Statistics- Materials Engineers

U.S. News- Materials Engineering