Our vision is to provide a modern Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Program of the highest quality.
We will emphasize learning and applying metallurgical and materials engineering fundamentals, spanning all major classes of materials. We will offer students opportunities to explore the whole gamut of applications, from advanced microelectronic technology to the basic infrastructure on which we all depend. The B.S. degree program in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering will serve two broad purposes:
- to provide sufficient grounding for a graduate to perform effectively, over time, in industry or other employment; and
- to provide opportunity for all types of students, while maintaining a high level of excellence in all graduates. It will sharpen communications skills, both oral and written. It will also provide basic engineering skills for problem-solving and lifelong learning. We will maintain a balance between the applied and theoretical aspects, and will strive to provide pre-professional employment (either research experiences or internships).
- Graduates will secure employment and/or admission to a graduate program in metallurgical and materials engineering or related professions.
- Graduates will advance in their career by continuing lifelong learning and personal/professional development.
- Graduates work effectively as contributors and leaders on diverse, interdisciplinary teams enabling innovation at the leading edge of technology in an ever-changing global community.
- Graduates will be more competitive as practicing professionals with broad understanding of material systems, associated manufacturing processes and engineering solutions.