Objectives and Outcomes


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:

  1. be engaged in advanced education, research, and development in materials science and engineering, including materials discovery and/or processing, or in professional disciplines that benefit from an understanding of MSE such as business, medicine or law.
  2. 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.
  1. demonstrate ethical responsibility and an appreciation for the societal and global impact of their endeavors while maintaining their intellectual curiosity through lifelong learning.

Student Outcomes

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

a.) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

b.) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

c.) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

d.) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

e.) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

f.) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g.) an ability to communicate effectively

h.) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

i.) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

j.) a knowledge of contemporary issues

k.) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


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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