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California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Materials Engineering B.S.

Materials engineering is a field in which engineers use their knowledge of the relationship between a material''s structure and its properties in order to alter the structure to get the properties that are needed. Materials engineers contribute their expertise in virtually all areas of technology: from the nano-sized materials found in biomedical and microelectronic applications to the large-scale composites found in aerospace applications. The majority of our graduates find employment in the biomedical, electronic, aerospace and petroleum industries. A significant number of materials engineers are involved in research and development. The curriculum in materials engineering emphasizes practical applications as well as principles. The laboratories are constantly evolving, and our students benefit from frequent exposure to a wide variety of materials testing and analysis equipment. The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Our students have a reputation for being immediately productive in industry, and they are also actively sought by graduate programs throughout the country.

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