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Accreditation, Undergraduate Programs-ABET

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

Per ABET policy, the Program Educational Objectives, Student Outcomes, and Undergraduate Enrollment and Graduation Data are publicly provided below.

Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the program for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering are:

  • Our graduates will successfully perform the work of materials scientists and engineers in industry, academia, and government.
  • Our graduates will successfully complete competitive postgraduate education programs. 
  • Our graduates will contribute to their disciplines and to society and will advance to leadership roles in their chosen career field.

Student Outcomes

Before our students receive the Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering, they 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.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Graduation Data

B.S. Degrees Awarded


69 19


87 21


97 31


110 24


125 16


104 21


83 13


81 19


91 17


88 13


102 26