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Materials Engineers and Technicians develop a knowledge of the project and specification to source, test and assess compliance of materials and offer guidance on best working practices.
Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility. Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.
A degree is usually required for entry into this profession.
Apart from a degree in materials engineering, technology or science, a number of other engineering and science-based subjects are acceptable. These include:
If your degree is in anything other than materials engineering, you may find that a postgraduate qualification will open up more opportunities.
It is also useful if your first degree or masters is accredited by a relevant professional body, such as the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, as it can help you to achieve the status of chartered engineer at a later date.
Explore the progression opportunities below