Materials Concentration with Cecil College


Upgrade your associate’s degree and get your career in engineering started!

Frostburg State University’s Materials Engineering program empowers students in and around Cecil County to earn a high-value engineering degree without leaving home. Offered through a partnership with Cecil College, FSU’s program gives you an in-depth education in a field with applications that range from batteries and aircraft parts to hip replacements and golf balls! The program is designed to cover everything you’ll need to know in order to excel in the materials engineering industry, with lab experiences that connect you with the tools you’ll use and encourage you to design your own projects. Boost your education and gain the real-world skills that’ll help you make a name for yourself as a materials engineer!

  • Earn your degree close to home! You can complete Frostburg’s bachelor degree program completely on Cecil College’s campus.

Materials Engineering Highlights

  • Prepare for a successful career with a program designed to meet the needs of the modern engineering industry.
  • Experience classroom life at FSU through interactive video and online learning.
  • Start your 4-year degree where your 2-year degree left off. Frostburg applies credits you earned at a community college towards your materials engineering degree, saving you time, money and energy.
  • Keep your college costs down. FSU has one of the lowest tuition rates in the state of Maryland, and studying close to home saves money on food and housing.

About Our Engineering Faculty: 

  • Connect with an FSU mentor chosen from among our engineering faculty to help you shape your education to fit your career goals.
  • Get to know your teachers in small classes that allow you one-on-one learning time with experienced professionals.

Sample FSU Materials Engineering Courses: 

Engineering Materials and Manufacturing – Basic material structures and properties. Mechanical behavior of materials. Manufacturing processes theory. Materials processing. Quality assurance. Laboratory experiments.

Fundamentals of Materials Engineering – Structure of crystalline solids and imperfections in materials. Electrical, thermal, magnetic and optical properties of materials. Characterization of materials by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy.

Microfabrication – Overview of microfabrication technologies and the science of miniaturization. Microsensors, nanotechnology. Photolithography, dry etching, wet etching, chemical vapor deposition and physical vapor deposition.

Find out more about Frostburg State University’s Materials Engineering program

Career Outlook for Materials Engineers 

Materials engineers can find work in a number of growing fields, such as research and development and biomedicine. Biomedicine in particular is expected to increase demand for materials engineers to help develop medical implants and devices. Most current materials engineering jobs are in the manufacturing industry, which has a constant need for improved materials and processes. A bachelor’s degree from an ABET-accredited program is enough to qualify for most entry-level jobs, although research experience or an internship can be very helpful in getting a position. For more information, check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ pages on Materials Engineers and other Engineering Occupations.

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