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The career of a Materials Engineer calls for an individual with a deep understanding of the basic knowledge in science and engineering of materials and able to relate the characteristics, structure, properties, processing and performance of materials in accordance with their use and demand and in conformance with the development in technology. In fact, a Materiasl Engineer is directly involved in the aspect of material selection, quality control, component failure analysis and Research and Development (R&D) in new materials.
Every product to be produced, from design to processing system will require materials which usually consist of metals, polymers, ceramics or composites. Hence, the role of a Materials Engineer will be crucial especially when it involves selection of suitable material and processing. Career opportunities for graduates in this field are very wide including metal and non-metal manufacturing industry, quality control, research (R&D), consultancy and education.