B.S. in Engineering Applied Materials Option

Engineering Your Future

So, what kind of Engineer do you want to be?

Once you’ve earned your B.S. in GE Applied Materials from Penn State DuBois, you’ll be engineer career ready.  That’s because you have a wide variety of choices about what kind of career you want to pursue.  Want to concentrate on product, process, or manufacturing engineering? You can do that. You can also focus on development or materials engineering.  You’ll learn to effectively communicate with personnel at all levels of the organization. Your knowledge won’t just be nuts and bolts either; it will encompass all aspects of an engineering career including ethics, values, teamwork, and leadership. At Penn State DuBois, you design your educational plan to your own specifications. Work the plan and be prepared to launch. Because you will.

The Engineering, with Applied Materials option (APMTL), program is a Bachelor's degree that educates students in the deep and broad integration of science and materials engineering for innovative and sustainable solutions to current and future material engineering challenges. Graduates of this program research the relationship between the structure of materials and material properties, processing methods and performance. They develop and modify new and existing ceramics, metals, composites, particulate materials, and polymers and design ways to use these materials to improve quality of life.

Typical employment for these Engineering graduates include positions such as product engineer, corrosion engineer, metallurgical engineer, development engineer, and materials engineer. Graduates of this program develop, process and test materials used to create a range of products. They work with a wide range of substances to create new/improved materials that need to meet specified mechanical, electrical, and chemical requirements.

The educational objectives of the Engineering program are designed to prepare graduates who, during the first few years of professional practice will: 

  • Be employed in public or private sectors in the fields such as design, research and development, experimentation and testing, manufacturing, and technical sales.
  • Demonstrate a level of competence and expertise that may lead to an increasing level of responsibility and leadership within their respective organizations.
  • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively in multidisciplinary and multicultural work environments.
  • Recognize and grow an appreciation of the global, environmental, social, and ethical contexts of their work.
  • Be committed to lifelong learning to enhance their careers and provide flexibility in responding to changing social and technical environments, which will enable graduates to pursue advanced degrees or certificate programs.


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