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Ceramics, in addition to being a fine art, also requires a thorough working knowledge of certain materials. Whether you’re helping to design a new office building, or a vase for your bedroom, you’ll need to know what you’re going to use to construct your next project, and that’s where the engineering comes in.

After you’ve nailed down the creative design part, someone has to figure out how to turn it into a reality. In walks the engineer. By joining together ceramics and engineering, this major will provide you with more than just a working knowledge of the material used by ceramicists. You’ll be able to help create new and more interesting works with new materials of which only somebody with your knowledge could have ever dreamed.


  • Chemistry

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Engineering Graphics

  • Engineering Mechanics

  • Introduction to Engineering

  • Materials Science and Engineering

  • Materials Science

  • Physics

  • Statistics

  • Technical electives


The best preparation for a Ceramic Engineering major is a very strong background in math and science, especially physics, chemistry, trigonometry and calculus. You’ll also need to practice as an artist, so break out the clay and get to work.