MS+E ABET Accreditation

MS+E Accreditation through ABET

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

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. Develop effective solutions to materials-related engineering and science problems in either the workforce or in an advanced degree program.

2. Lead with distinction, communicate clearly, collaborate respectfully and innovate.

3. Address modern societal challenges in materials science and engineering within global, economic, environmental, and ethical contexts.

4. Utilize industry-standard engineering tools, including 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

Undergraduate Enrollment MS+E Degrees Conferred
Fall 2018 31 0
Spring 2019 30 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.

Matt Jewell | Associate professor | Materials science + engineering
This spring (from left) Nick Reding, Aaron Deacon, Jordan Egner-Schnitzler and Brynn Dallmann will be the first Blugolds graduating from UW-Eau Claire’s materials science and engineering program.

Small things lead to big opportunities

This spring, Jordan Egner-Schnitzler, Brynn Dallmann, Nick Reding and Aaron Deacon will become the first Blugolds to graduate from UW-Eau Claire with degrees in materials science and engineering.

MS+E firsts!
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