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ABET Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering degree program is accredited by the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission, http://www.abet.org.

The ABET-accredited designation means that our programs meet quality standards set by the profession. Graduation from an accredited program assures employers and graduate schools, among other organizations, that the student/graduate has had adequate preparation for the profession. Many employers, graduate schools, licensing boards, and other groups require graduation from an accredited program as a minimum qualification for consideration.

MSE Program Educational Objectives

The Materials Science and Engineering program, in alignment with the University of Washington mission statement, strives to prepare graduates who:

  1. Will obtain professional and team recognition for excelling in one or more of the core Materials Science and Engineering areas of structure, processing, properties, performance and design.

  2. Will apply their broad materials science and engineering training to excel in professional roles within industry, entrepreneurship, public service, academia or education.

  3. Will excel in outstanding graduate programs when pursuing research or professions-based careers.

  4. Will be leaders in their chosen fields and participate in professional societies and organizations to further improve the materials science and engineering profession.

  5. Will behave ethically and consider the social implications of their work, especially as it affects the health, safety, and environment of citizens worldwide.

Student Outcomes

At the time of graduation, students from the Materials Science & Engineering program at the University of Washington are expected to have:

  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.