College of Engineering
UTEP develops engineers who make a positive impact on the world by providing relevant education and world-class research in metals and ceramics in spaces such as the Polymer Extrusion Lab. Students in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering understand the structure, properties and performance of materials to strengthen and enhance everything from bridges to phones to medical devices.
Join the Society of Physics Students for networking and activities like the Physics Circus, a show to teach kids physics concepts
The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Join a proud program with roots that go back to the University's founding more than 100 years ago
Gina Zavala Alvarado’s fascination with how science relates to materials was nurtured at UTEP, an institution with metallurgical and materials origins. Zavala Alvarado was a top student who was active in the classroom as well as with student organizations, and was UTEP’s first recipient of the Ellwood Group's prestigious Metallurgy Scholarship. She will seek a doctorate after completing her master's.
Materials engineers will design uses for new materials both in traditional industries, such as aerospace manufacturing, and in industries focused on new medical or scientific products. Graduates of metallurgical and materials engineering often pursue careers in industries such as oil and gas, R&D, aerospace, primary metals, and biomedical components.