The Materials Science and Engineering degree program at the University of Illinois is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The curriculum is designed to guarantee a certain breadth of knowledge in materials science and engineering through a set of core courses, as well as to ensure depth and focus in specialties with materials science. In accordance with the ABET educational criteria, the program has been developed so that graduates will have an ability to:
- Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics
- 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
- Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- 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
- Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives
- Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Materials Science and Engineering degree satisfies the educational requirements for engineering licensure or certification in all of the 55 U.S. states and jurisdictions. Visit the Online Course Catalog find your state’s requirements, resources and contact information.
You are encouraged to contact the appropriate licensing agency for your location or wherever you desire to be licensed or certified to seek information and additional guidance. Please be aware that there may be licensure or certification requirements in addition to an academic program’s curriculum.
Note: This disclosure is being made in compliance with federal regulation 34 CFR §668.43 and the State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements Manual.
Goals & Objectives
The goal of the Materials Science and Engineering undergraduate curriculum at Illinois is to provide an understanding of the underlying principles of synthesis, characterization, structure, and processing of materials. By identifying the interrelationships between these principles, rational design can be applied to create materials with desired properties for specific applications.
The program educational objectives of the MatSE Department and its faculty at the undergraduate level are:
- Our graduates will attain the foundational knowledge to be successful in their chosen career.
- Our graduates will be skilled at teamwork, communication and individual professionalism, including ethics and environmental awareness.
- Our graduates will provide valuable service to their chosen profession and to society.
- Our graduates will have the ability to achieve their personal goals and advance in their chosen profession through life-long learning.