MSE Graduates are Building a Better Tomorrow


Get hands-on engineering experience

All first year Clark School students participate in Keystone classes to begin their engineering experience. Class activities include building your own hovercraft and testing it on a 60 foot course. Working in teams to complete a hands-on engineering project in year one builds fundamental skills and knowledge you'll use throughout your engineering journey. 

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Conduct research

As a research and educational discipline, materials science and engineering has long provided advances in material products and systems made from them through an intellectual focus on determining and understanding the relationship between the structure, processing, and properties of materials.

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Utilize state-of-the art facilities

Lying at the crossroads of science and technology, MSE students and faculty have access to a wide array of state-of-the art institutes, centers, labs, and technological applications which range from the microscale (e.g., semiconductors and nanotechnology) to the macro scale (e.g., engineered materials from aerospace to medical applications).

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Connect through student organizations and events

Undergraduates are able to connect with others in MSE through organizations such as the Materials Engineering Society (MatES) and Alpha Sigma Mu, the International Professional Honor Society for Materials Science and Engineering. There are also many professional societies to explore outside the University of Maryland.

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Study abroad

MSE students have the opportunity to study abroad. The experience is sure to enlighten and provide an appreciation for different cultures and how they interrelate with others on a global scale.

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Be close to employment opportunities

UMD's promixity to Washington, D.C. offers students a wide range of professional opportunities. MSE graduates can be found in positions throughout the federal government. Industries with a regular need for MSE graduates include automotive, computer, electronics, chemical, nanotechnology, medical devices, defense, consumer products and aviation.

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