As a Carolina engineering student who earns a bachelor’s degree in applied sciences, you’ll be ready to help shape the next phases of important engineering advances in a variety of applications—whether your next step involves an advanced degree or a job in private industry or the public sector. Since this is a new program, we do not yet have any data on the initial opportunities that are available to our graduates. You can get some insight into the possibilities by reading these profiles of UNC students who graduated with the minor in Applied Sciences and Engineering.
At the professional forefront of innovation and growth
Working in the fields of environmental or materials engineering will place you at the technological forefront—working in industries that are rapidly evolving based on pressing commercial, scientific and social challenges that demand professional expertise.
As environmental changes accelerate and the public becomes increasingly concerned with the related hazards, more environmental engineers will be called on to help find answers to these problems. And as manufacturers also continue to demand new and improved materials for an innovation economy that rapidly produces new waves of products—from airplanes to computers to tennis rackets—they’ll need more materials engineers to develop solutions. As a result, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for environmental engineers and materials engineers are expected to grow over the next decade.