The Department of Materials Science and Engineering undergraduate program offers four and five year BS degrees and is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, www.abet.org.
Richard Knight, PhD
Teaching Professor and Undergraduate Chair
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.
Drexel Materials 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.
Drexel Materials 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, including 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)
- 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, to become leaders in industry, academia, etc.
- 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.
- 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 the 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.