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Undergraduate Program Accreditation

ABET logoThe Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) undergraduate program offers 4 and 5 year BS degrees and is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

Contact

Richard Knight, PhD
Teaching Professor and Undergraduate Chair
knightr@coe.drexel.edu

Mission and Vision

The mission of the Materials Science and Engineering program and the corresponding Program Educational Objectives are consistent with the vision and mission of the University and with the needs of our graduates and industry.

MSE Department Mission: The Department of Materials Science and Engineering program will provide our BS, MS, and PhD graduates with the technical and theoretical knowledge, design capabilities, professionalism and communications skills necessary for them to excel in leadership positions in academia, industry and government at the national and international levels.

MSE Department Vision: Materials science and engineering is a multi-disciplinary field that will remain at the forefront of all emerging technologies. Advances in the understanding of the process-structure-property-performance relationships of materials will be critical for future developments in energy storage and power generation, biomaterials and nanomaterials. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University will be recognized as a world leader in these areas, through its teaching and scholarly research.

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of the Materials Science and Engineering BS degree program are:

  • Program Educational Objective #1: Materials Science and Engineering program graduates possess the core technical competencies in their field necessary to successfully interface with other engineering disciplines in the workplace.
  • Program Educational Objective #2: At least 30 % of Materials Science and Engineering program graduates have progressed towards graduate education.
  • Program Educational Objective #3: Materials Science and Engineering program graduates are leaders in their chosen fields.
  • Program Educational Objective #4: Materials Science and Engineering program graduates are engaged in lifelong learning.
  • Program Educational Objective #5: Materials Science and Engineering program graduates possess written and verbal communication skills appropriate for professional materials engineers and/or scientists.

Student Outcomes

The MSE program’s Student Outcomes are:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct an experiment, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a material, system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve materials engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for materials science and engineering practice.
The above student outcomes are essentially the 2014-2015 ABET a-k Student Outcomes, modified as indicated in italics to relate explicitly to the field of materials.

Student Enrollment and Graduation

Student Enrollment (Fall 2014): 139
Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded (2013-14): 39

Plans of Study

2014

ABET Program Enrollment and Degree Data [PDF]