Materials Engineering Degree at San Jose State University

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Materials Engineering Degree

The Materials Engineering or Materials Science degree track is an arena emphasizing engineering principles coupled with physics and chemistry focused on the design and discovery of new materials. In other words, Materials Engineering emphasize how a material affects its structure and the resulting material’s durability, properties, and performance under various conditions. Get more details below including other California colleges that offer materials engineering degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Materials Engineering Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. San Jose State University has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree8
Master's Degree10

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male12
Female6

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian6
White6
Multiple Races1
Non Resident Alien3
Unknown2

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Materials Engineering program at San Jose State University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Architectural and Engineering Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, architectural and engineering managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 2.0% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 7
    • Average Hourly Rate: $90.20
    • Average Annual Salary: $187610

Cost Estimators

Description

Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.

Materials Engineers

Description

Evaluate materials and develop machinery and processes to manufacture materials for use in products that must meet specialized design and performance specifications. Develop new uses for known materials. Includes those engineers working with composite materials or specializing in one type of material, such as graphite, metal and metal alloys, ceramics and glass, plastics and polymers, and naturally occurring materials. Includes metallurgists and metallurgical engineers, ceramic engineers, and welding engineers.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, materials engineers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 1.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 920
    • Average Hourly Rate: $58.38
    • Average Annual Salary: $121440

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Materials Engineering Programs in California

Materials Engineering programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 62 students completed this program

Programs

  • Materials Engineering (B,M,D)

University of California - Merced

Merced, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Materials Engineering (B)

University of California - Davis

Davis, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 19 students completed this program

Programs

  • Materials Engineering (B,M,D)

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 51 students completed this program

Programs

  • Materials Engineering (B)

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 65 students completed this program

Programs

  • Materials Engineering (B,M,D)

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 41 students completed this program

Programs

  • Materials Engineering (M)

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 22 students completed this program

Programs

  • Materials Engineering (B,M,D)

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 33 students completed this program

Programs

  • Materials Engineering (B,M,D)

University of California - Riverside

Riverside, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

  • Materials Engineering (B)

University of California - San Diego

La Jolla, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 40 students completed this program

Programs

  • Materials Engineering (M,D)

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