Department of Materials Science & Engineering
If you have a love for chemistry and physics, but would like to have an engineering degree, Materials Science & Engineering is the place for you. We offer degrees in both Materials Science & Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering. These are the only disciplines in the College of Engineering and College of Mines & Earth Sciences that give students the opportunity to study science while getting an engineering degree.
Materials Scientists and metallurgists are continually engaged in developing new materials or upgrading the use of basic materials that will fit in the highly technological world that we live in. Since virtually everything that we use in our daily lives is made of materials, the need for materials scientists and metallurgists outpaces the ability of schools to graduate students.