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As a new program, the bachelor’s degree program in materials science and engineering will be evaluated for accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, following the graduation of the first cohort of students (2021). With ABET accreditation, students, parents, employers and the society we serve can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

Program Educational Objectives

The program will develop the highest quality graduates who will:

  • Understand fundamentally materials theory, characterization, analysis, design, and processing
  • Work well in multi-disciplinary teams to define and solve relevant complex problems
  • Perform ethically and professionally in the service of Texas, the nation, and the world

Student Outcomes

Undergraduate students graduating from the Materials Science and Engineering B.S. program will attain the following:

  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. 
  8. An ability to integrate an understanding of the scientific and engineering principles underlying the four major elements of the field: processing, structure, properties, and performance, related to material systems appropriate to the field. 
  9. An ability to apply and integrate knowledge from each of the four elements in outcome 8 using theoretical, computational, experimental, and statistical methods to solve materials problems including materials section and design. 

Bachelor of Science Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic Year Fall Semester Undergraduate Enrollment Bachelor Degrees Awarded
2018-19 44