Career Opportunities 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

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 Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - 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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