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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 -
2019-20 49 7 - -

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 (a) through (k):

  • (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.

Interdepartmental ABET Contacts:

Bioengineering Jin Nam
Chemical & Environmental Engineering Kawai Tam
Electrical and Computer Engineering Wei Ren
Computer Science & Engineering Eamonn Keogh
Materials Science & Engineering Perry Cheung
Mechanical Engineering Sundar V