The mission of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering is to provide a high quality education to our diverse student population through excellence and innovation in teaching and research in order to serve the scientific and engineering needs of the state of Texas and the nation. This will be achieved by a balance of formal course work, practical laboratory training, and research projects that encompass both the basic science and the applied aspects of materials science and engineering.
Program Educational Objectives:
Graduates will have successful careers in Materials Science and Engineering or related disciplines.
Graduates will successfully participate in continuing education or education towards advanced degrees.
Our Student Outcomes mirror the ABET outcomes
SO-1/ABET (a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
SO-2/ABET (b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
SO-3/ABET (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.
SO-4/ABET (d) An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
SO-5/ABET (e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
SO-6/ABET (f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
SO-7/ABET (g) An ability to communicate effectively.
SO-8/ABET (h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
SO-9/ABET (i)A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
SO-10/ABET (j)A knowledge of contemporary issues.
SO-11/ABET (k)An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.