MSE Accreditation

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About Accreditation

The Chemical Engineering Bachelors of Science program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Materials, Metallurgical, Ceramics, and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

MSE ABET Program Criteria


(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.

1. Curriculum

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
    • performance
  • 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. Faculty

The faculty expertise for the professional area must encompass the four major elements of the field.