The BS program in Materials Science and Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Materials (1), Metallurgical (2), Ceramics (3) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

Program Objectives

The program has as its objectives that, within 3 to 5 years of completing their studies, our graduates will:

  • Be engaged in advanced education, research, and development to advance materials science and engineering; or in professional disciplines that benefit from an understanding of MSE.
  • Employ elements of the materials research process in their careers including the use of:
    • critical reasoning to identify fundamental issues and establish directions for investigation
    • creative processes to define specific plans for problem solution
    • analytical thought to interpret results and place them within a broader context
    • application of materials science and engineering solutions to enhance or improve existing and future technology
  • Conduct themselves to the highest standards of ethical professional practice, understanding the societal and global effects of their work, and using their knowledge and skills to improve the human condition.
  • Maintain their curiosity and expand their knowledge and skills through lifelong learning.

Student Outcomes

Students graduating with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering will have demonstrated:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Enrollments and Graduates