College of EngineeringDepartment of Materials EngineeringAcademicsUndergraduateMaterials Engineering Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Materials Engineering Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives

The materials engineering program prepares graduates to apply their understanding of the processing, application, and sustainable use of engineering materials. As such, graduates are expected to achieve the following educational objectives during their first few years after graduation:

“Graduates of the materials engineering program will engage in careers through which they apply materials engineering proficiency, effective communication and lifelong learning on diverse multifunctional teams to provide technical, economic or other benefits to the global society.”

Although written as a single statement, the statement is comprised of 3 parts related to materials engineering proficiency, effective communication and lifelong learning.

Student Outcomes for Materials

Our graduates will have demonstrated:

  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.


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