Bachelor’s in Materials Science and Engineering /Metallurgy
Washington State University
USD 10,760 / per year *
Earliest start date
* for resident students. $25,702/year: for resident students. Costs are subject to change. Additional fees may apply
Materials scientists and engineers are concerned with how materials behave at all scales—from electrons to skyscrapers. They are interested in improving the performance of existing materials and in designing and fabricating new, higher-performance materials that don’t exist in nature. An important part of designing new materials is to understand the structure of materials from the atomic level upwards.
By pursuing an undergraduate degree at the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME), you will learn how to be at the forefront of an exciting field that is constantly evolving.
Bachelor of Science degrees are offered in:
- Materials Science and Engineering (BSMSE)
- Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
Strengths of the program
- Apply science to real and important problems in engineering and technology, pursue an interdisciplinary approach, and broaden understandings beyond a single traditional science subject. Above all, MSE is a practical subject.
- Benefit from relatively small classes that allow students to pursue unique lab experiences and receive personal attention from faculty. Average MSE junior and senior courses have just 10-20 students.
- Develop personal and professional skills in engineering-related activities. The WSU student chapter of Material Advantage, the national umbrella for professional materials societies, has won many national awards in recent years.
- Prepare for your future. Companies like to hire our graduates because they have a broad educational background in all classes of materials; excellent experimental, design, and research experience; and useful and applicable skills.
Campus organizations and activities
A variety of engineering-related activities help Washington State University students develop personal and professional skills. The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering has a student chapter of Material Advantage, the national umbrella for professional materials societies. The WSU group has won a number of national awards over the past few years and organizes technical events as well as many social activities.
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