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Developing a Technical Electives Plan of Study

Your own technical electives program is determined by your own choices. In making these choices, you should primarily consider what your interests are. Are you interested in a particular industry, or materials class, or do you have a different motivation? Some of the plausible ways of organizing your selections are by:

  • Materials Class(es)
    • Metals
    • Ceramics
    • Electronic
    • Polymers
    • Composites
  • Elements of the Field
    • Structure
    • Properties
    • Processing
  • Industry
    • Automotive
    • Aerospace
    • Heavy Equipment
    • Primary processing
    • Electronics
    • Biomedical
    • Etc.
  • Graduate School Preparation
    • MSE
    • Other Science/Engineering
    • Medical or Dental
    • Law
    • Etc.
  • Teaching (K-12)





When you sit in an interview (soon!), being able to talk about this plan. It will be important for several reasons. Showing that you are organized, that you can develop and execute a plan, and that your interests coincide with the prospective employer are among these.