MSE Educational Objectives


The Materials Science and Engineering at UCLA prepares undergraduate students for employment or advanced studies with industry, the national laboratories, state, and federal agencies, and academia.  To meet the needs of these constituencies, the objectives of the MSE undergraduate program are to produce graduates who:


1.     Possess solid knowledge of the fundamental mathematics, natural (both physical and life) sciences and materials science and engineering necessary for success in industry or graduate school.

2.     Understand materials processes, and the application of general natural science and engineering principles to the analysis and design of materials systems of current and/or future importance to society.

3.     Have strong skills in independent learning, analysis and problem solving, with special emphasis on communication, and an ability to work in multidisciplinary teams.

4.     Understand the broad social, ethical, safety and environmental context within which materials engineering is practiced.


ABET Program Outcomes


a.     The ability t apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science and engineering to the analysis of materials an other systems

b.     The ability to design and conduct as well as to analyze and interpret data

c      The ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs.

d.     The ability to learn and work independently, and to practice leadership and teamwork in and across discipline.

e.     The ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems

f.      An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g.     The ability for effective oral, graphic and written communication

h.     A broad education necessary to understand the social, safety and environmental consequences of engineering decisions, and to engage thoughtfully in public debate on technological issues.

i.      Knowledge of the importance of, and opportunity for, life-long learning

j.      Knowledge of contemporary issues

k.     Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

l.      Design experiments and processes for the production and use of all types of materials.

m.    Solve a specific design problem using all acquired skills in Materials Science & Engineering.

n.     Obtain an engineering position in his/her area of interest, and/or continue on to graduate school.