Materials engineers investigate the properties of metals, ceramics, polymers and other materials and develop and assess their commercial and engineering applications.
A materials engineer may…
Materials engineers may specialise in metals, ceramics, polymers, plastics or composites.
Materials engineers frequently work closely with other professionals, pooling expertise on particular projects. They may work in production plants, in offices and outdoors.
Materials engineers work in a wide range of manufacturing industries, including those concerned with the processing of minerals, plastics, rubbers, ceramics, paper, electronic devices and packaging. There is also the possibility for experienced materials engineers to become self-employed consultants.
To become a materials engineer you usually have to complete a Degree.
Graduates may be eligible to join Engineers Australia and-or the Institute of Materials Engineering Australasia Ltd (IMEA).
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