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Materials Science and Engineering

  1. Jul 17, 2013 #1
    Hi all,
    I am interested in pursuing a degree in materials engineering in order to become a materials scientist/engineer. However, I am a bit confused with the wording of some of the degrees various colleges are offering.

    Is there a difference between a degree in Materials Engineering and a degree in Materials Science and Engineering? Some universities offer the former, and some offer the latter. Could you get a job as a materials scientist AND as a materials engineer with a degree in just Materials Engineering? Same question for the a degree in Materials Science and Engineering?

    Also, I know that ABET accreditation is somewhat important for degrees such as Mechanical Engineering or EECS. However, materials science/engineering seems like a more specialized field, so is ABET accreditation important for that?

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  3. Jul 19, 2013 #2
    I personally can't help you, but in the meantime, you could contact a counselor, dean or professor in those degrees. No doubt they can clear the confusion best.
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