Materials Engineer

Engineering solutions that optimize materials performance and reduce waste


A materials engineer is a professional who specializes in the study and development of materials including metals, ceramics, plastics and composites. Their main focus is on the structure, properties and performance of materials as well as how they can be used in various applications.

Moreover, materials engineers may work in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, biomedical, electronics and construction. They typically have a degree in materials science or a related field such as chemical engineering or mechanical engineering and may hold certifications in specialized areas.


For Bachelor’s

  • Aspirants have to pass 10+2 in science stream from any recognised board. 
  • A bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering will be the best choice for students. 

For Masters

  • After the UG Program, seekers can opt for a Master's degree in Materials Engineering to earn higher expertise. 

Furthermore, students can opt for a certificate course or Ph.D Program to get a well-suited job.

Job Roles

The field of materials engineering aims to provide in-depth knowledge and enhance the skills of the students. To do such a task, the field of software engineering presents innumerable job profiles. Below mentioned are some job profiles:

  • Materials Engineer
  • Forensic Materials Engineers
  • Metallurgical Engineers
  • Ceramic Engineer
  • Metallographer's

Employment Sector 

  • Engineering services
  • Research-based Organisations
  • Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
  • Primary Metal Manufacturing
  • Transportation Equipment Manufacturing

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in materials engineering. Following are some talent scouts from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • TATA Steel
  • BSL
  • Mittal Steel
  • Posco Private Limited
  • Jindal Group of Steel
  • Metlab Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd.


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a materials engineer is very impressive only in India.


Level of Salary

Salary Package (Per Month)

Starting Salary

Approx ₹30,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹60,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹1,00,000


  • Programming skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Creative thinking
  • Solving Complex Problems
  • Decision making 
  • Teamwork
  • Concentration skills


Materials engineers may also work in research and development, testing and quality control and consulting roles. The scope of materials engineering is constantly expanding as new materials and technologies are being developed, making it an exciting and dynamic field with many opportunities for growth and innovation.


  • Can solve problems easily
  • High paying job
  • No need to work anywhere else


  • Long Working hours
  • Extensive knowledge is required