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Are you a curious inventor at heart? Do you want to know how to evaluate and test materials? Investigate material development, production and functionality as you explore ways to apply engineering mechanics, solid-state physics and chemistry, to solve real-world problems related to engineering materials.

Every facet of engineering is affected by the materials used in the production process and the product itself. From start to finish, aspects of materials quality, flexibility, function, endurance and vulnerabilities matter. Whether you work for a smart phone development company or a biomedical engineering firm, materials science affects the baseline of all product capabilities.

As a materials scientist, materials engineer or an engineer with a focus on materials science, you can make a difference in your company’s product research and development by deepening your knowledge. Troubleshoot existing problems, prevent future problems and improve the design, process and production of materials.

Common Employers

Companies across the world are in search of engineers with materials science expertise, and many engineering, chemistry and physics positions require knowledge of materials science. Because this graduate certificate is interdisciplinary and the application of materials science is so widespread, students have the opportunity to prepare themselves for careers in many different engineering disciplines. It’s safe to say that materials science is an important part of any engineering career foundation.

Several North Carolina companies hire employees with a material science background. Some of the North Carolina Companies include:

Reynolds American Incorporated
Quest Global
Cree, Inc.
AFI Global
U.S. Navy
NSTAR Global Services, Inc.
Merck and Company
CommScope Incorporated

Job Titles

Would you like to research and develop new materials? The Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Certificate prepares students for materials engineering jobs in this growing field. Our distinguished alumni can be found working as:

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