ABET Accreditation - Materials Science and Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Program Educational Objectives
Within three to five years of obtaining a bachelor's degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, a graduate is expected to achieve the following:
- Foundation skills: Graduates will be able to demonstrate Materials Science and Engineering competence to successfully solve contemporary real-world problems.
- Leadership and team skills: Graduates will advance professionally with increasing responsibilities as a result of his/her ability to work individually or on multidisciplinary teams to solve complex problems.
- Lifelong learning: Graduates will participate in lifelong learning by attending workshops, professional certification, on-the-job training, original research, or pursuit of an advanced degree.
Materials Science and Engineering Student Learning Outcomes
Students will have
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- 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
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- 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
- 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
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.