The Undergraduate Materials Science & Engineering Program is accredited by: The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET >>> www.abet.org.


Graduates of Materials Science and Engineering are expected to:

  • Contribute to their chosen materials science and engineering related professions and be successful in their careers.
  • Continue to expand their knowledge of materials science and engineering through continued education and learning and seek opportunities for growth and leadership.
  • Exercise professional responsibility in dealing with a broad range of global issues that promotes the well-being of society.

Student Outcomes

  • Students will have an ability to apply mathematical, scientific, and engineering knowledge to solve materials related problems.
  • Students will have an ability to design and conduct experiments, characterize materials, and properly interpret data in order to understand materials behavior.
  • Students will have an ability to select or design a materials based system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainabilty.
  • Students will have an ability to function on teams whose members have interdependent and complementary skills.
  • Students will have an ability to identify, formulate, and solve materials-related problems, and understand the structure, properties, processing, and performance of materials.
  • Students will have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility for engineering.
  • Students will have an ability to communicate technical information effectively in oral and written form.
  • Students will have an ability to acquire a broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal issues.
  • Students will have a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • Students will have an awareness and understanding of current trends and materials application that affect the materials science and engineering profession.
  • Students will have an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary in materials engineering practices.

Departmental Information

BS/MS Degree Information

University of Utah Graduation Information


Department Statistical Information

Student Enrollment
Fall 2015
Spring 2016
Pre Major 37 37
Intermediate Major 10 10
Bachelor 64 64
Master 6 6
Doctorate 23 23
Totals 140 140
Degrees Awarded
2014 – 2015
2015 – 2016
Bachelors 13 20
Masters 0 3
Doctorate 10 4
Total 23 27