Program Educational Objectives

Our undergraduate program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation.

  1. Graduates will have successful careers in Materials Science and Engineering or related disciplines.

  2. Graduates will successfully participate in continuing education or education towards advanced degrees.

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. Our student outcomes mirror that of ABET's.

  • SO-1/ABET (a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • SO-2/ABET (b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • SO-3/ABET (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.
  • SO-4/ABET (d) An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • SO-5/ABET (e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • SO-6/ABET (f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • SO-7/ABET (g) An ability to communicate effectively.
  • SO-8/ABET (h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • SO-9/ABET (i) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • SO-10/ABET (j) A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • SO-11/ABET (k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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