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