MSE Program Educational Objectives
Within the scope of the MSE mission, the objectives of the Materials Science and Engineering Program are to produce graduates with an education relevant to current science and engineering and an education that will lead to a productive and rewarding career.
Graduates of the program are expected within a few years of graduation to have:
- Used their engineering skills, enhanced through the onset of life-long learning, to apply innovative solutions to assist in solving critical engineering problems to provide economic, ethical, environmental, and societal value.
- Worked individually or with teams of professionals to provide innovative concepts and technologies that address the scientific or engineering needs of academia, industry, commerce, and society.
- Demonstrated a track record of professional leadership characterized by scientific or engineering accomplishments and productivity in one or more of the broad industries for which Materials Science and Engineering is the enabling foundation.
MSE Student Outcomes
Students from the Materials Engineering program will attain (by the time of graduation):
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(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
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g) an ability to communicate effectively
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
(l) an understanding of the fundamental principles underlying and connecting structure, properties, processing and performance related to the materials systems utilized in Materials Science and Engineering.
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