Undergraduate Study
Materials Science and Engineering (BS)
ABET Objectives & Outcomes

The bachelor of science in materials science and engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Student enrollment and graduation data from this program are available on the McCormick School website.

NU MSE ABET Program Educational Objectives

Within 5-10 years of graduation, our students will be able to:

  1. Function as practicing materials scientists/engineers with the necessary core competencies to interface with other engineering disciplines to solve problems or apply their knowledge in other areas that might include law, medicine or business and education.
  2. Pursue graduate study and be well-prepared to innovate and advance the field and state-of the art in areas of engineering, science, law, medicine, or business.
  3. Communicate effectively using formats appropriate for professional engineers, scientists, lawyers and administrators, and contribute as functioning team members and leaders in their chosen field.
  4. Understand contemporary materials-related issues in the context of environment and global-societal factors, and keep pace with developments in all contexts by applying skills relevant to life-long learning.
  5. Behave professionally and ethically and exhibit an appreciation for the societal impact of their professional choices.

MSE Program Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  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.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  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.
  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.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.