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The Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET <>. We have a continuous improvement process in place within the Program to ensure compliance with ABET requirements

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Year New Freshman Enrollment New Transfers Enrollment Total UG Enrollment Total UG Degrees Granted
2008-09 15 0 17 -
2009-10 14 1 31 1
2010-11 20 1 53 6
2011-12 4 2 39 6
2012-13 9 4 47 5
2013-14 25 2 64 12
2014-15 18 3 62 9
2015-16 16 6 74 7
2016-17 28 6 88 13
2017-18 25  6 93 26
2018-19 29 5 97 12
2019-20 47 5 123 14
2020-21 22 3 114 22
2021-22 21 5 106 25
2022-23 19 3 95 -
2023-24 - - - -
2024-25 - - - -

Bourns College of Engineering Mission Statement

The overall vision of BCOE is “To Become a Nationally Recognized Leader in Engineering Research and Education.” In support of the vision, BCOE’s goal is to create the profile of a Top 25 Engineering School. BCOE’s mission is to:

  • Produce engineers with diverse backgrounds with the educational foundation and adaptive skills to serve rapidly evolving technology industries;

  • Conduct nationally recognized engineering research focused on providing a technical edge for the USA;

  • Contribute to knowledge of both fundamental and applied areas of engineering;

  • Provide diverse curricula that will instill in our students the imagination, talents, creativity and skills necessary for the varied and rapidly changing requirements of modern life;

  • Enable our graduates to serve in a wide variety of positions that require leadership, teamwork, decision making and problem-solving abilities; and

  • Be a catalyst for industrial growth and social mobility in the Inland Empire.


Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering Program Educational Objectives are to prepare our graduates to impact an evolving society by producing materials science and engineering constituents who:

  • are successful in both education and industry;

  • can demonstrate professionalism and leadership in cutting edge interdisciplinary materials science and engineering practices;

  • can utilize an understanding of the principles of materials science and engineering to improve existing systems and innovate and design next generation technologies;

  • will contribute effectively as individuals, team members, and/or leaders to achieve personal, group and institutional goals.

These objectives are met through:

  1. Strong training in the areas of mathematics, science, and the fundamentals of mechanical engineering that constitute the foundation of the discipline;

  2. Extensive laboratory and hands-on experience to strengthen understanding of fundamental principles;

  3. Exposure to contemporary computer/numerical methods;

  4. Application of knowledge to design problems common to modern engineering practice;

  5. Emphasis on both oral and written communication throughout the curriculum;

  6. A well-rounded and balanced education achieved through required studies in selected areas of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering Student Outcomes

To prepare students to attain the Program Educational Objectives we adopted the ABET student outcomes (1) through (7):

  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

Interdepartmental ABET Contacts:

Department Coordinator Email
Bioengineering Robert McKee
Chemical & Environmental Engineering Jiamin Zhang
Electrical and Computer Engineering Roman Chomko
Computer Science & Engineering Eamonn Keogh
Materials Science & Engineering Perry Cheung
Mechanical Engineering Sundar V
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