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Program Mission and Objectives

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

Program Mission

The Mission of the Materials Science and Engineering undergraduate program at the University of Connecticut consists of four components, as listed below:

  • Prepare men and women for leadership careers in Materials Science and Engineering,
  • Perform research that advances the frontiers of engineering and science,
  • Provide a State and national center of materials expertise,
  • Promote recognition, open communications and personal development among faculty, staff and students.

Program Objectives

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) program for Materials Science & Engineering major was established in 1999 in direct response to the estimate from the Connecticut materials community that there would be job opportunities for 25-50 entry-level Materials Engineers per year with the State’s major employers of scientists and engineers.

Within three to five years after graduation, in their professional careers and/or graduate programs, our alumni/ae will have

  • progressed in responsible professional positions and/or will have attained or will be successfully moving toward attaining post-graduate degrees.
  • earned recognition for applying and continually expanding special, in-depth competencies in materials design, selection, characterization, and/or processing.
  • earned recognition for applying and continually expanding professional skills of critical and cooperative thinking, communication, and leadership.
  • become engaged with and contributing to professional societies and collaborating with the MSE Program Faculty in providing opportunities for current and potential MSE majors.