The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering degree program is to produce graduates well-rounded in the fundamentals of materials science and engineering who are prepared to meet the related needs of industry and government and prepared for advanced academic study in materials-related disciplines. This will be accomplished by providing students with up-to-date knowledge and skills through course work, modern laboratories, opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research with distinguished faculty mentors, and opportunities to participate in leadership and service activities.
Program Educational Objectives
The following Program Educational Objectives were established to assist in attaining the visions and missions of the Georgia Institute of Technology and its College of Engineering, and to be consistent with ABET Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs. The Program Educational Objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering program are listed below.
- To produce graduates with the fundamental knowledge and skills to function effectively in materials science and engineering related positions in industry and government, or to successfully pursue advanced study
- To produce graduates capable of advancing in their chosen field
- To produce graduates capable of functioning effectively in the global arena
The Program Outcomes for the Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering program are listed below:
- Graduates will be able to apply knowledge of mathematics, advanced science, and engineering principles to materials systems.
- Graduates will be able to design and conduct experiments and to analyze and interpret data.
- Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles underlying and connecting the structure, processing, properties, and performance of material systems.
- Graduates will be able to apply and integrate knowledge from each of the above four elements of the field to solve materials selection problems and 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.
- Graduates will be able to function on multidisciplinary teams.
- Graduates will be able to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- Graduates will understand professional and ethical responsibility.
- Graduates will be able to communicate effectively in writing, use of graphics, and in speech.
- Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of how engineering solutions impact the global society.
- Graduates will demonstrate the ability to be lifelong learners.
- Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues within the discipline.
- Graduates will be able to use experimental, statistical, and computational methods to analyze the behavior of material systems.
Georgia Tech Honor Code Agreement
The members of the Georgia Tech community believe the fundamental objective of the Institute is to provide the Students with a high quality education while developing in them a sense of ethics and social responsibility. We believe that trust is an integral part of the learning process and that self-discipline is necessary in this pursuit. We also believe that any instance of dishonesty hurts the entire community. It is with this in mind that we have set forth a Student Academic Honor Code at Georgia Tech. For details please visit http://www.honor.gatech.edu/plugins/content/index.php?id=9
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