A career with substance!

Being lighter than air with aircraft made of metal, thick glass, strong plastic and other materials is already a feat! So just imagine the challenges our metallurgical and materials engineers face on a daily basis . . . They study the properties and characteristics of materials and then come up with solutions to make metals, alloys and other materials lighter, stronger, more streamlined and more flexible than ever. They use their brainpower to innovate every day. Now that’s a career with substance!

Schooling

While pursuing their bachelor’s degree in metallurgical, chemical, materials or ceramic engineering, and even more so if they pursue a master’s or a doctorate, metallurgical and materials engineers spend a lot of time in the lab conducting experiments, at their computers to perform calculations, and even in the field, down in mines, to search. Before landing in the aerospace industry, you can be sure you’ll know the material!

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