The Materials Science and Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation
Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
MSE ABET Program Criteria
PROGRAM CRITERIA FOR MATERIALS (1), METALLURGICAL (2), CERAMICS (3) AND SIMILARLY NAMED ENGINEERING PROGRAMS
(1,2) Lead Society for Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Programs: The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
(3) Lead Society for Ceramics Engineering Programs: American Ceramic Society
(1) Cooperating Societies for Materials Engineering Programs: American Ceramic Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers
(2) Cooperating Society for Metallurgical Engineering Programs: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
(3) Cooperating Society for Ceramics Engineering Programs: The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society These program criteria apply to engineering programs including "materials," "metallurgical," “ceramics,” “glass”, "polymer," “biomaterials,” and similar modifiers in their titles.
The curriculum must prepare graduates to apply advanced science (such as chemistry, biology and physics), computational techniques and engineering principles to materials systems implied by the program modifier, e.g., ceramics, metals, polymers, biomaterials, composite materials; to integrate the understanding of the scientific and engineering principles underlying the four major elements of the field:
structure, properties, processing, and performance related to material systems appropriate to the field; to apply and integrate knowledge from each of the above four elements of the field using experimental, computational and statistical methods to solve materials problems including selection and design consistent with the program educational objectives.
2. FacultyThe faculty expertise for the professional area must encompass the four major elements of the field.