What do bionic limbs, spacecrafts, cell phones, and mountain bikes have in common? All are made possible due to advances in materials science and engineering. Materials engineers create smarter materials that allow for crazy results—like energy conversion for a cleaner environment, nanotechnologies to make computers smaller and faster, and biomaterials that help people live healthier lives.
Michigan Tech’s program is all about the hands-on. Undergraduate students have been involved in research on electronic materials, atomic force microscopy, foundry and casting methodologies, processing of glassy metals, fracture of aerospace alloys, and more. Impressive is an understatement—are you ready to join us in the lab?
What You Need to Know About This Program
- You’ll have access to outstanding laboratory facilities and the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with advanced instrumentation such as optical metallography, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, mechanical testing, heat treating, casting, rolling, powder metallurgy, and ceramics processing.
- Our metal casting program is one of only 25 programs accredited by the Foundry Education foundation, and we’re one of the only schools in the country to have a working foundry—which undergraduates use—located on site.
- Close interaction of students with faculty and staff provides nearly individualized instruction.
- An excellent network of alumni in industry provides many opportunities for co-ops for undergraduates, and for permanent positions upon graduation—the average starting salary for our 2011 graduates was over $57,000.
- Michigan Tech's materials science and engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.
Build your résumé even further by getting involved in one of our innovative student-run Enterprise teams—Advanced Metalworks, Aerospace, Boardsport Technologies, or other nanotechnology-related projects.