Materials Major

The glass in your windows, the plastic container you carry your lunch in, the titanium frame of your mountain bike… all are materials. Materials engineers create new materials from natural resources to improve our lives. They work with the medical field to come up with modern solutions such as fillings for our teeth. They’re also involved in the aerospace industry, designing materials that will make our planes faster, safer, and cheaper to make. “Metals with a memory” are new materials that make anti-scald shower devices possible. Don’t forget the environment… harmful gas emissions will be eliminated through improved materials processing.

Quick Stats

Academic Year 2012-13

Enrollment: 33, Degrees Awarded: 12, Avg. Starting Salary: $59,000

Important Links

Materials Department
Learn about the materials faculty, research, news and more.

Curriculum Sheet
Click here to learn about materials credit information, prerequisites, requirements and electives.

Undergraduate Bulletin
The undergraduate bulletin provides course descriptions for materials courses.

Related Student Organizations
Materials Societies (AFS/ASM)
American Vacuum Society


Materials Engineering Major is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,
415 N. Charles Street Baltimore,
MD 21201
(410)347-7700

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