Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes


Educational Objectives
The educational objectives of the Materials Engineering Undergraduate Program are for our graduates to be functioning professionals who:

  1. Advance in materials engineering or related professional positions.
  2. Continue to develop intellectually and professionally.

Student Outcomes
The Student Outcomes and their relationships to Criterion 3 and the Materials Engineering Program criteria are as follows:

  1. Graduates will be able to apply knowledge of mathematics, advanced science, and engineering principles to materials systems. [Engineering Criterion 3(a); Materials Engineering Program Criterion]
  2. Graduates will be able to design and conduct experiments, and to analyze and interpret data. [Engineering Criterion 3(b); Materials Engineering Program Criterion]
  3. Graduates will be able to design a part, component, or process to meet specific needs within reasonable constraints. [Engineering Criterion 3(c)]
  4. Graduates will be able to function on multi-disciplinary teams. [Engineering Criterion 3(d)]
  5. Graduates will be able to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.  [Engineering Criterion 3(e)]
  6. Graduates will understand professional and ethical responsibility. [Engineering Criterion 3(f)]
  7. Graduates will be able to communicate effectively, both in oral and written forms.[Engineering Criterion 3(g)]
  8. Graduates will have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. [Engineering Criterion 3(h)]
  9. Graduates will recognize the need for, and be able to engage in life-long learning. [Engineering Criterion 3(i)]
  10. Graduates will have a knowledge of contemporary issues through an integration of faculty experience gained from research and professional activities into program courses. [Engineering Criterion 3(j)]
  11. Graduates will be able to use statistical, computational and/or experimental techniques to analyze, design, or select material systems [Engineering Criterion 3(k), Materials Engineering Program Criterion]
  12. Graduates will understand the fundamental  principles underlying and connecting the structure, processing, properties, and performance of materials systems. [Materials Engineering Program Criterion]
  13. Graduates will be able to apply and integrate knowledge from each of the above four elements of the field to solve materials selection and design problems. [Materials Engineering Program Criterion]