Submit an answer TS, United States AddedMonday, June 3, 2013 at 1:49 AM Best degree to be a materials engineer Hi! Well I am currently studying mechanical engineering at a university. I really want to go into materials engineering in the future, but unfortunately my university doesn't offer it as a major. What engineering major do you think I should choose to be closer to my goal of materials science/materials engineering? Thank you!! Related to Choosing a Degree, Materials Reset Sort By Default Kara Cox , Chevron Answered Monday, June 3, 2013 at 1:49 AM Hi TS - If you really enjoy materials science then mechanical engineering or chemical engineering are both good fits. If you like material selection process based on the structural application then I say stick with mechanical. If you are more interested in how material itself responds to outside forces such as heat or pressure then maybe chemical engineering will be of more interest. Ask your favorite professor or the the dean of engineering for advice too. I am definitely not an expert, just willing to share my opinions!