Materials Engineering

Career Overview

Advanced manufacturing is the use of innovative technologies and methodologies to improve competitiveness in the manufacturing sectors or processes.


Materials engineers must have a bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering or in a related engineering field. Completing internships and cooperative engineering programs while in school can be helpful in getting a position as a materials engineer.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$57,110 /yr
$92,390 /yr
$148,110 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Computer Programming
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Physics
Work Environment

Materials engineers often work in offices where they have access to computers and design equipment. Others work in factories or research and development laboratories. Materials engineers may work in teams with scientists and engineers from other backgrounds.

Future Outlook

Advanced manufacturing is full steam ahead! The outlook is STRONG, despite the obvious concern of robots displacing jobs.