Career Placement - Materials Science and Engineering



Ph.D. students between 2011 and 2016

Employed In-field Employed Out-of-field Continuing Education Seeking
84% 6% 0% 9%

Subset of career titles with those employed: Lecturer, Assistant Scientist Iii, Innovation Manager, Postdoc, Postdoc Research Fellow, Senior Researcher, Self-Employed- Water Quality Monitoring, Staff Scientist

Response rate: 57%

National Employment Statistics The National Science Board (NSB) infographic tool showing long-term career trajectories showing the diverse possibilities for this discipline.


Master's students between 2011 and 2016

Employed In-field Employed Out-of-field Continuing Education Seeking
61% 6% 30% 3%

Subset of career titles with those employed: Material And Process Engineer, Nuclear Fuels Engineer, Waste Stream Coordinator, Composites And Interiors M&P Engineer, Lecturer, Senior Nondestructive Evaluation Technician, Mechanical Engineer, Materials Engineering, Metallurgical Engineer, Researcher

Response rate: 63%


* The above data is based on data from an employment survey completed within 6 months after graduation. If the percentages do not add up to 100%, the remaining graduates were not seeking employment at the 6 month mark.