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College of Engineering

Materials Engineering

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the School of Materials Engineering will have:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to problems in materials engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to develop engineering judgment through the analysis and interpretation of data.
  3. 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.
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams to solve engineering problems.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems, particularly in the context of materials selection and design.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to exhibit effective oral and written communication skills.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues, particularly as they relate to materials engineering.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and experimental computational and data analysis tools necessary for materials engineering practice.