Materials Engineering

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Two pathways to a career in materials engineering.

Materials Engineers develop and test materials used to create a wide range of products, from aircraft materials to biomedical technologies to semi-conductors, even golf balls and batteries. You will gain experience and knowledge through our hands-on materials engineering curriculum, including:

  • Engineering Materials and Manufacturing
  • Fundamentals of Materials Engineering
  • Microfabrication
  • Nanotechnology
  • Metal, Ceramic, Polymer Materials Engineering and Manufacturing

The materials engineering program at Frostburg State provides many options for meeting your individual needs.

Two locations to complete your degree

Either complete all four years at Frostburg State, or choose to complete an AS or ASE degree at Cecil College or Harford Community College and complete your bachelor’s through Frostburg State at Cecil College.

Materials Engineering Program Highlights

  • Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, this program meets the education requirements to pursue a license as a Professional Engineer in all 50 states.

  • Use state-of-the-art technology in the Compton Science Center, such as the additive manufacturing 3D print lab, robotics lab, materials testing lab, computational engineering workstations, and many other great resources.

  • Develop leadership skills by joining engineering clubs such as The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and The National Society of Black Engineers and take part in volunteer and outreach events with fellow students.

  • Gain real-world experience with the technology you'll use in your career through an internship or FSU work-study as a lab assistant.

What can I do with a materials engineering degree?


Median pay for materials engineers (BLS 2021)

Related Occupations

Materials Scientist 

Chemical Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer

Materials engineers develop, process, and test materials used to create a wide range of products; serve as a focal point in the material development/selection/process development in the growing fields, such as defense, energy, infrastructure and biomedical engineering. For more information, visit Bureau of Labor Statistics - Materials Engineering.

Our graduates are highly sought out and employed by companies such as U.S. Office of Naval intelligence, U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Huntington Ingalls Industries, and Northrop Grumman.

What You'll Learn

  • Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors;
  • Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

Our Alumni

Our materials engineering graduates have gone on to a variety of successful careers.

Job Titles

  • Welding engineer
  • Metallurgist
  • Glass science engineer
  • Plastics engineer


  • Eli Lily
  • Department of Defense
  • DOW
  • Dupont
  • Jeep

A Frostburg State education: more valuable than ever.

With nationally recognized academic programs, real-world learning experiences, a top-notch support system, and a thriving student life, Frostburg State is a place where you can discover yourself, define your goals, and prepare for your future.

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