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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.

Mission Statement

The Materials Science and Engineering Department (MSE) prepares students for engaging careers in academia, industry, and the public sector. The MSE program stands out for its strong collaborations with industry, extensive research and design opportunities, and an evolving curriculum that covers both engineering fundamentals and emerging technologies. The UConn MSE program mission statement consists of four components:

  • Prepare students for 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.