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ABET Accreditation

The Department of Materials Science & Engineering offers one undergraduate major accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABETMaterials Science and Engineering.

Materials Science and Engineering

College of Engineering Undergraduate Enrollment and Graduation Data

Student Enrollment for 2015-16

Total Enrolled (as of Spring 2016): 125
Total Graduated (Fall 2015 through Summer 2016): 17

Student Enrollment for 2014-15

Total Enrolled (as of Spring 2015): 98
Total Graduated (Fall 2014 through Summer 2015): 14

Student Enrollment for 2013-14

Total Enrolled (as of Spring 2014): 65
Total Graduated (Fall 2013 through Summer 2014): 8

Student Enrollment for 2012-13

Total Enrolled (as of Spring 2013): 49
Total Graduated (Fall 2012 through Summer 2013): 8

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the Materials Science and Engineering program at the University of California at Davis are:

  1. to prepare graduates for employment in a professional field related to materials science and engineering, or another area of their choosing, that utilizes their skills as identified in the Materials Science and Engineering student outcomes, and/or admission into graduate or professional programs of study;
  2. to graduate materials scientists and engineers who contribute to their profession and society through engineering practice, research and development, teaching and/or education, or in governmental, regulatory or legal aspects.

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, we expect our students to have:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Contribution of Required EMS/ENG Courses to Student Outcomes (PDF)

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For more information regarding accreditation and why you should choose an accredited program, please visit ABET’s website, or contact:

Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
Tel: (410) 347-7700