Program Objectives and Outcomes


• Our graduates will solve real-world materials engineering challenges within their organizations by applying the required technical knowledge and skills.
• Our graduates will have made demonstrable progress toward a graduate degree or be considered for a technical promotion potentially within three to five years of graduation.
• Our graduates will demonstrate professionalism, leadership, lifelong learning, and ability to work in teams, and will hold positions of increasing responsibility within their organizations.
• Our graduates will demonstrate an ethical approach to their profession including consideration of economic, societal, and environmental impact.

Outcomes (from ABET):

(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.

Additional objective from ASU Materials Science & Engineering:

(l) an understanding of the relationship of structure, processing, properties, and performance of materials

The materials science and engineering program at Arizona State University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Student enrollment and graduation data is available at engineering.asu.edu/factbook/data.