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:

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