John, Sykesville Added Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 11:51 PM Can I work in manufacturing and design as a materials engineer? Hi. I am currently majoring in materials engineering, but my ultimate goal is to be involved in manufacturing and design. I need something that will allow me to be innovative and creative. I think materials engineering is interesting, but it involves a lot of research and development and I don't know if I like that. I do not want to be in a lab all day using a trial and error methods to find the best material. I also want a major that allows me to employee my skills in math and physics. ... Answers 1 Nandika D'Souza, University of North Texas Answered Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 11:51 PM Absolutely. I would recommend that you get an internship that has these two aspects and that should solidify the association between your likes and your degree.