Objectives and Outcomes

Accreditation

Our BS program in Materials Science and Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

 

Program Objectives

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

  • be engaged in advanced education, research, and development in materials science and engineering, including materials discovery and/or processing, and in any 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 solutions to enhance or radically improve existing and future technology
  • demonstrate ethical responsibility and an appreciation for the societal and global impact of their endeavors and maintaining their intellectual curiosity 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

Academic Year Total Enrollment BS Degrees Awarded
2012-2013 62 11
2013-2014 63 13
2014-2015 75 13
2015-2016 72 21
2016-2017 60 13
2017-2018 72 21
2018-2019 74 21 (Anticipated)

 

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