Materials engineers design, develop, fabricate, and evaluate materials for use in engineering applications. They address the science and technology of producing materials – including metals, ceramics, plastics, semiconductors, and composites – that have properties and shapes suitable for practical application in aerospace, transportation, electronics, energy conversion, biomedical systems, and sustainability.

Auburn Department of Materials Engineering
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  • Associate Engineer
  • Corporate Quality Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Developmental Engineer
  • General Engineer
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Sample job titles based on graduate responses to the Auburn University First Destination Survey in recent years (2020 - 2022).

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Salary Information

Mean Starting Salary: $70,642
Median Starting Salary: $67,507

Mean and median starting salaries are based on responses to the 2021-2022 Auburn University First Destination Survey.


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