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Materials Science and Engineering Program
Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes
- Undergraduate students in the MSE Program
- Alumni of the MSE Program
- Industrial advisors to the MSE Program
- Faculty of the MSE Program
Program Educational Objectives (PEO's)
Graduates of the Materials Science and Engineering program will achieve the following career and professional accomplishments:
- Be employed as a materials engineer or in a related engineering
or science position, using and developing his or her skills based
on the demands of the job.
- Enter into a graduate or professional program, applying his or
her knowledge and experience toward an advanced or professional
- Be an effective team member, using and developing communication
and teamwork skills.
- Be a responsible engineer/scientist or professional, demonstrating
ethical and professional responsibility and continuing to learn
through formal and informal educational experiences.
The student outcomes for the MSE program are:
- an ability to apply knowledge of the scientific and engineering
principles underlying the four major elements of materials engineering:
structure, properties, processing, and performance of engineering
materials (including metals and alloys, ceramics, polymers, semiconductors
- an ability to design and conduct experiments relevant to MSE,
including the use of experimental, statistical and computational
techniques, and the analysis and interpretation of data.
- an ability to apply and integrate knowledge of the four elements
in (1) to identify, formulate and solve materials selection problems
and design problems.
- an ability to work in teams, as well as a beginning ability to
work in multidisciplinary teams .
- an appreciation of professional and ethical responsibility, and
the importance of continued learning after graduation.
- an ability to communicate effectively.
- an elementary understanding of the impact of engineering on society,
including safety, the economy and the environment.
- an introduction to contemporary issues in MSE.