The Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
Accreditation by ABET is an assurance that the program meets the quality standards of the profession for which it prepares graduates.
These standards include objectives and outcomes defined by the faculty with input from the department’s industrial advisory board and from alumni.
Program Educational Objectives
- Objective 1: To combine fundamentals of mathematics and the principles of physical science and engineering with work experience in order to address new challenges and employment opportunities.
- Objective 2: To use the fundamentals and operational principles of their discipline, MSE, in solving design problems associated with any class of engineering materials.
- Objective 3: To practice diversity in engineering teams.
- Objective 4: To practice lifelong learning.
- Objective 5: To use experience to grasp the role of MSE in the greater global context of technology and manufacturing.
- Objective 6: To solve problems by effectively gathering information from various resources and using modern tools of engineering science to research, model and compute solutions, and to evaluate, apply and communicate them effectively.
Visit the College of Engineering's ABET page for a full description of degree program objectives and student outcomes.
ABET accredits college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.
ABET accreditation is the culmination of continuous self-assessment and improvement, and assures that ABET-accredited programs meet the needs of students and their chosen professions while preparing graduates to enter the professional world.
Accreditation criteria focus on what students experience and learn. ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected worldwide because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision and safety are of the utmost importance.
ABET has 2,200-plus experts from industry, academia and government who provide quality assurance by serving as program evaluators, commissioners, board members and advisors. ABET is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.