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MS+E Accreditation through ABET

The Bachelor of Science in Materials Science + Engineering program at UW-Eau Claire is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Materials Engineering Program Criteria.

Program Education Objectives

Graduates from UW-Eau Claire’s Materials Science and Engineering program are expected to attain or achieve the following within a few years of graduation:

  • Develop effective solutions to materials-related engineering and science problems in either the workforce or in an advanced degree program.
  • Lead with distinction, communicate clearly, collaborate respectfully and innovate.
  • Address modern societal challenges in materials science and engineering within global, economic, environmental, and ethical contexts.
  • Utilize industry-standard engineering tools, including instrumental and computational tools, to design solutions to real-world problems.

Student Outcomes

The MS+E Student Learning Outcomes are the same outcomes (1) through (7) described by ABET that are in effect as of the 2019-2020 review year:

  • Outcome 1 -- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.                                                                                            
  • Outcome 2 -- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.                                                                                                       
  • Outcome 3 -- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.                      
  • Outcome 4 -- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  •  Outcome 5 -- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.                            
  • Outcome 6 -- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • Outcome 7 -- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


Academic year  Program Enrollment  Degrees conferred 
2018-2019 31 4
2019-2020 40 7
2020-2021 44 6
2021-2022 48 9
2022-2023 48

The great thing about designing a new program from the ground up is that we can be responsive to the needs of employers here in western Wisconsin, and also to the broader materials engineering community, as we structure our curriculum and introduce experiences to help students become mature critical thinkers and problem solvers.

Matt Jewell Associate Professor, Materials Science + Engineering
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