The Metallurgical Engineering program (B.S.) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Materials, Metallurgical, Ceramics and similarly named Engineering Programs Criteria.
The mission of the Metallurgical Engineering program at the University of Utah is to create an environment through teaching, research, and service that:
- allows training of metallurgical engineering undergraduate and graduate students with the broad technical knowledge, critical thinking abilities, communication skills, social consciousness, and integrity necessary to become outstanding engineers and scientists in industry and academia,
- facilitates generation of new knowledge, and
- provides supporting service through consulting or other avenues to industry, government and general public.
The central theme of the program is the study of all aspects of metallic materials, from their initial recovery and production through their development, manufacture, and use. The primary academic goals of the program include undergraduate and graduate education as well as research training of undergraduate and graduate students. The program strives to produce graduates with the necessary breadth of technical skills in extraction, process and plant design, and development, characterization, and manufacture of all metallic materials and components, that will make them strong competitors in the job market created by the mining, metallurgical, materials, manufacturing, and electronics industries. The program offers exceptional opportunities for graduate students to undertake research in a wide range of fields at a level that extends the frontiers of knowledge.
Program Educational Objectives
For the B.S degree in Metallurgical Engineering, the Program Educational Objectives are:
- Graduates will be practicing professionals or engaged in graduate/advanced studies in metallurgical engineering or related areas.
- Graduates will continue to expand their knowledge and capabilities and contribute effectively to their chosen profession and to society.
- Graduates will demonstrate technical and interpersonal skills that promote success in their career.
The following student outcomes of the curriculum are assessed in order to meet Metallurgical Engineering B.S. Degree Program Educational Objectives
1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts.
5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
6. A ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
8. An ability to understand structure, properties, processing, and performance relationships.