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):
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
8. 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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