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:

  1. Foundation skills: Graduates will be able to demonstrate Materials Science and Engineering competence to successfully solve contemporary real-world problems.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

  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. 

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