Materials Science + Engineering at UW-Eau Claire is pursuing accreditation for the MS+E major. The process for accreditation has begun and is expected to be finalized by summer 2020. Accreditation is frequently retroactive for previous graduating classes.
Detailed information about ABET and the accreditation process can be found here.
Program Educational 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:
1. Knowledge and skills necessary to develop effective solutions to materials-relat
ed engineering and science problems either in the workforce or in an advanced degree program.
2. Ability to effectively lead, communicate, collaborate and innovate.
3. Skills to address modern societal challenges in materials science and engineering within global, economic, environmental, and ethical contexts.
4. Expertise with industry-standard engineering tools, including scientific instrumental and computational tools, to design solutions to real-world problems.
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
Enrollment and Degrees Conferred
Undergraduate enrollment MS+E Spring 2019: 30
Degrees conferred Spring 2019: 4
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.