BS Materials Engineering ABET Student Outcomes

The Materials Engineering program is an ABET-accredited program.  ABET Student Outcomes are listed in the major bullets below.  Each ABET Student Outcome is followed by the Materials Engineering Student Performance Criteria in the sub-bullets.

Attributes of a SJSU Materials Engineering BS student by the time of graduation:

  • Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
    • Utilize the structure-properties relationship to predict the properties of a material.
    • Select the materials and properties appropriate for a specific application.
    • Apply thermodynamics and/or kinetics in the process design of materials system in order to produce desired structure and properties.
  • Ability to design/conduct experiments and analyze/interpret data
    • Select appropriate materials characterization tools, utilize the tool safely, and interpret experimental results.
    • Design and analyze appropriate experiments to measure or optimize specific engineering properties, incorporating statistical procedures.
  • Ability to design system, component or process to meet desired needs
    • Select and evaluate appropriate materials and processing methods based on desired performance.
  • Ability to function on multi-disciplinary team
    • Contribute unique expertise to a multifaceted team
  • Ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
    • Assess needs, formulate problem statement, structure and evaluate solutions in solving real-world materials engineering problems.
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
    • Formulate and address ethical issues which arise in solving engineering problems and in the workplace.
  • Ability to communicate effectively
    • Communicate effectively through formal and informal written and oral means.
  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context
    • Optimize materials engineering products and processes to positively impact global and societal issues.
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
    • Recognize that materials engineering is diverse and continuously evolving and that finding solutions may involve exploring new knowledge.
    • Uncover, critically evaluate, and synthesize knowledge from multiple sources.
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues
    • Demonstrate use of materials engineering in emerging applications.
  • Ability to use the techniques, skills and modern tools necessary for engineering practice
    • Utilize modern tools and techniques to alter, characterize, and measure materials properties and to design processes according to accepted standards.
    • Demonstrates advanced proficiency in pertinent software.