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

Materials Engineering Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

Produce graduates who are engaged in careers through which they apply materials engineering proficiency, effective communication and lifelong learning to provide technical, economic or other benefits to society.

Although written as a single statement, it is comprised of 5 PEOs that are defined as:

  1. Produce high quality graduates who demonstrate technical proficiency in the practice of materials engineering
  2. Produce high quality graduates who will be effective communicators capable of interacting with a variety of audiences
  3. Produce high quality graduates who will practice professional improvement through various lifelong learning activities
  4. Produce high quality graduates who will engage in effective teamwork with the ability to interrelate and work cooperatively in diverse settings
  5. Produce high quality graduates who engage in solid ethical practice in their contribution to society

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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