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The advanced study of metals.
A unique combination of science and engineering, this program expands your understanding of the structure, properties, production, and application of metals and alloys.
Through its multidisciplinary approach, the program challenges you to solve metallurgy-related problems in a wide variety of professional fields. You will practice research methods and learn how to apply your investigative skills and advanced knowledge of metals and alloys to create practical solutions for the iron and steel, manufacturing, energy, automobile, aerospace and electronics industries.
In this program, you could work on a research project to address a current problem in industry. Or, you can tailor your research to your individual research and career interests. Projects are generally financed by research grants, industry sponsors, or occasionally by departmental funding.
This degree could be a good fit if you:
- Are interested in a career in metals manufacturing and/or testing
- Want to help design novel solutions using metals and alloys
- Enjoy both science and engineering
- Want to build your research competencies
With this degree, you could become a/an:
- Metallurgical engineer for the iron and steel, nuclear, aerospace, electronics, metal, and other industries
- Testing laboratory researcher
- National laboratory scientists
- Professor at a university
Materials Science & Engineering, M.S.