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What Can I Do With This Major for Majors in Engineering - Materials Science



Engineering is a profession in which knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences is applied to develop ways to use the materials and forces of nature economically for the benefit of humanity.

At Rutgers, four-year undergraduate curricula leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science are offered in the fields of applied sciences, bioenvironmental, biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical and computer, industrial, and mechanical engineering, and materials science & engineering. Numerous areas of concentration are available within these disciplines, such as aerospace, biochemical, environmental, and packaging engineering.

Materials science (formerly ceramic) engineering prepares graduates for a variety of career options, including manufacturing of ceramic products, research and development of new ceramic materials, production of optical fibers, and employment in the diverse group of industries that utilize ceramic materials. Areas of concentration include materials science, biomaterials, nanomaterials, metals, polymers, fiber optics, manufacturing, and packaging materials.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Automotive Engineer Material Planning Analyst Research Engineer
Ceramic Engineer Material Scientist Research Mechanic
Configuration Analyst Operations Analyst Sales Engineer, Ceramic Products
Design Engineer Packaging Engineer Test Engineer
Industrial Engineer Patent Drafter .
Manufacturing Engineer Process Engineer .

Types of Employers


Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Aerospace Industry Electronics Manufacturers Pharmaceutical Companies
Appliance Manufacturers Engineering Firms Public Utilities
Architectural Firms Furniture Manufacturers Research institutes
Auto Industry Hospitals Telecommunications Firms
Colleges/Universities Hotels/Restaurants/Resorts Transportation Companies
Construction Firms Houseware Manufacturers .
Consulting Firms Manufacturing Firms .


Government Agencies
Argonne National Laboratory Department of Energy Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Army Corps of Engineers Department of State U.S. Navy
Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards & Technology .
Department of Defense National Security Agency .

Internships Obtained by Rutgers Students


Organization Job Title
Packaging Coordinators Inc Packaging Design Intern

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Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates


First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Engineering - Materials Science
Organization Job Title
Teleport Communications Group Associate Network Planning Engineer

Revlon Associate Package Engineer

American Standard Ceramic Engineer

Andersen Consulting Consultant

General Electric Laboratory Technician

Alcatel Process Engineer

AT&T Research Associate

Rhone-Poulenc Researcher

AT&T Technical Staff Member


Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Engineering - Materials Science
Intech Ceramics Area Sales Manager

MetLife (JD) Attorney

Chromalloy Research & Technology Co. Ceramic Coatings Engineer

Lenox China Ceramic Engineer

Quality Assurance, Coors Ceramics Company Ceramic Engineer

Army Materials Technology Lab Chief of Ceramics Research

Accenture Consultant

Fiber Industries Development Engineer

Int'l. Sales, Lafarge Calcium Aluminates Director

Corning Glass Works Fiber Process Engineer

Government Affairs, Allied-Signal, Inc. Manager

Government Affairs, Allied-Signal, Inc. Manager

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Graduate Schools Attended


Institution Degree Field
Georgetown University MBA Finance

MIT MS Materials Engineering

Rutgers University MBA Management

University of Colorado JD Law

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