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Accreditation, Undergraduate Programs-ABET

The Materials Science and Engineering program leading to a B.S. degree at the University of Tennessee is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).  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 apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. 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.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  12. An understanding of the effect of composition, synthesis, and processing methods on structure and properties, and in turn to the performance in service of all classes of materials (metals, ceramics, polymers).
  13. An ability to apply statistical and computational methods for data analysis and solution of problems in materials systems.
  14. An ability to integrate knowledge of processing, structure, properties, and performance to solve materials selection and design problems.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Graduation Data

B.S. Degrees Awarded


104 21


83 13


81 19


91 17


88 13


102 26