Material Science and Engineering

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WHAT
DOES A MSE DEGREE HELP
ME DO?
  • Review new product plans and make recommendations for material selection based on design objectives, such as strength, weight, heat resistance, electrical conductivity, and cost.
  • Supervise the work of technologists, technicians, and other engineers and scientists.
  • Analyze product failure data and laboratory test results to determine causes of problems and develop solutions.
  • Conduct or supervise tests on raw materials or finished products to ensure their quality.
  • Plan and implement laboratory operations for the purpose of developing material and fabrication procedures that meet cost, product specification, and performance standards.

*information pulled from ONET

WHAT ARE THE SKILLS I NEED TO LEARN?

Minitab, CAD Software, Data entry software, Microsoft Visual Basics, National Instruments LabVIEW, IBM Notes, Microsoft Outlook (for a more complete list visit onet.com)

WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS MAJOR? Check out this document for a quick overview of possible career paths. 
WHAT'S THE CURRICULUM LIKE?

Click here to learn more about MSU's Material Science
and Engineering curriculum. 

OCCUPATION & PROFILE DESCRIPTIONS

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KEY MSU OUTCOMES

100% Placed

60% Employed

33.33% Grad School

6.67% Alternate Plan

15 Bachelor's Degrees Awarded

100% Knowledge Rate
(The percentage of grads for whom MSU has verifiable information)

 

JOB OUTLOOK

For more detailed statistics on this career check out the Bureau of Labor

2015 Median Pay - $91,310 per year ($43.90 per hour)
Typical Entry Level Education - Bachelor's Degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation - None
On-the-Job Training - None
Number of Jobs (2014) - 25,300
Job Outlook (2014-24) - 1% (Little or no change)
Employment Change (2014-24) - 300


*stats from the Bureau of Labor