Ceramic engineers develop ceramic materials and products for a variety of industries, such as electronics, aerospace, healthcare, and construction.
Consider studying ceramic engineering, where you can explore the unique characteristics of ceramics and their countless practical applications.
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Our bachelor of science degree in ceramic engineering consists of 128 credit hours. As a freshman, you will be admitted into the foundational engineering program, but you can choose a ceramic engineering preference.
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Consider adding a biomedical engineering minor to your degree program! With a minimum of 15 credit hours, including an introduction to biomedical engineering course and a variety of electives to choose from, you can gain the skills and knowledge to contribute to life-saving advancements in the field.
As an incoming student, you'll work toward completing common freshman year courses while acquiring information to help you determine a major and career. During the first two or three semesters on campus, you will take a set of courses that are required by all engineering departments. After successfully completing the common freshmen year academic requirements, you'll formally apply for admission to the materials science engineering department.
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The Grad Track Pathway offers early provisional admission to the master’s degree program to exceptional undergraduate students and is designed for these students to earn coursework credit towards their master’s degree while completing their bachelor’s degree in the same discipline.
As a ceramic engineer, your work can involve developing various products such as exterior tiles for the Space Station, cathodes for fuel cells, conductive ceramics for microprocessors and solar panels, bioactive glasses for curing liver cancer, and flexible prosthetics for Paralympic athletes. You may even work on lenses for night-vision goggles used by pilots.
The average starting salary of ceramic engineering undergraduates is $69,106