Student Outcomes (SO)

The department seeks to educate and graduate students satisfying the following general Student Outcomes

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 multi-disciplinary 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 global and societal context;
i.  The ability to recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning;
j.  Knowledge of contemporary issues;
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;

and, additionally, the following department-specific Student Outcomes

l.   A knowledge of the scientific and engineering principles underlying the four major elements of the field; structure, properties, processing and performance related to material systems;
m. An ability to apply and integrate knowledge from each of the four major elements of the field to solve materials and/or process selection and design problems.