The Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Engineering program provides students with a fundamental knowledge to prepare them for careers in both technical and traditional ceramics. The ceramic engineering program at Mines builds on the university’s long-standing expertise in materials science and engineering, as well as Mines’ cutting-edge ceramics research and facilities and strong relationships with industry. Developed in consultation and partnership with industry, this program has a strong focus on the newer technical ceramics and glass.
Students will receive hands-on training in ceramic processing, sintering, glass science and mechanical and electrical properties, with a particular emphasis on the materials’ unique thermal properties. Four core laboratory classes starting in students’ second year will ensure robust hands-on experience with the materials. Students will also have access to innovative undergraduate research opportunities and makerspaces, including Mines’ on-campus glass hot shop.
Ceramic Engineering Curriculum
Suggested careers for metallurgical and materials engineering majors:
- Ceramic engineer
- Computer and electronic product manufacturer
- Metal manufacturer
- Metallurgical engineer
- Semiconductor processing engineer
- Product engineer
- Research and development engineer
- Research scientist
I chose Mines because I knew it would set me up for my future. The high-quality education and the opportunities available here make me feel prepared for my career.
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Student
Mines’ financial assistance program awards more than $60 million per year, and over 82 percent of the student body receives some form of financial aid.
Mines by the Numbers
median pay for ceramic engineers, 2022, Salary.com
Best Engineering College in the United States, Money Magazine, 2022
A Student Experience Like no Other
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