Best degree to be a materials engineer

Hi!

Well I am currently studying mechanical engineering at a university. I really want to go into materials engineering in the future, but unfortunately my university doesn't offer it as a major. What engineering major do you think I should choose to be closer to my goal of materials science/materials engineering?

Thank you!!
posted by TS, United States on June 3, 2013

Answer by Kara Cox

Hi TS - If you really enjoy materials science then mechanical engineering or chemical engineering are both good fits. If you like material selection process based on the structural application then I say stick with mechanical. If you are more interested in how material itself responds to outside forces such as heat or pressure then maybe chemical engineering will be of more interest. Ask your favorite professor or the the dean of engineering for advice too. I am definitely not an expert, just willing to share my opinions!