Bachelor of Science Degree in Materials Science and Engineering Program By Drexel University |Top Universities

Bachelor of Science Degree in Materials Science and Engineering

Bachelor of Science Degree in Materials Science and Engineering

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 60 months
Materials science and engineering (MSE) is concerned with the production, structure, characterization, properties and utilization of metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, electronic, optical, nano- and bio-compatible materials. Materials scientists and engineers play a key role in our increasingly complex technological society by extending the limited supply of materials, improving existing materials, and developing and designing new and superior materials and processes with an awareness of their cost, reliability, safety, and societal/environmental implications. Students majoring in materials science and engineering (MSE) receive a thorough grounding in the basic sciences and engineering of all materials. All students are required to take course sequences that include materials processing, thermodynamics and kinetics of materials, and their physical and mechanical behavior, plus laboratories designed to familiarize them with the instruments and advanced techniques used to characterize materials and evaluate their structure, properties and performance. A number of custom tracks allow upper level students to focus their technical electives in areas of specialization, including nanoscale materials and nanotechnology, biomaterials, electronic and photonic materials, soft materials and polymers, advanced materials design and processing, or in a custom track. In addition, several required senior level courses emphasize the role of materials selection and specification in design. Mission Statement The Department of Materials Science and Engineering will provide our BS, MS and PhD graduates with the technical and theoretical knowledge, design capabilities, professionalism, and communications skills necessary for them to excel in leadership positions in academia, industry, and government at the national and international levels. Vision Materials science and engineering is a multi-disciplinary field that is at the forefront of all emerging technologies. Advances in the understanding of the process-structure-property-performance relationships of materials will be critical for future developments in energy storage and power generation, biomaterials and nanomaterials. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University is recognized as a leader in these areas through its teaching and scholarly research. Program Educational Objectives Materials Science and Engineering program graduates possess the core technical competencies in their field necessary to successfully interface with other engineering disciplines in the workplace. At least 30% of Materials Science and Engineering program graduates have progressed towards graduate education. Materials Science and Engineering program graduates are leaders in their chosen fields. Materials Science and Engineering program graduates are engaged in lifelong learning. Materials Science and Engineering program graduates posses written and verbal communication skills appropriate for professional materials engineers and/or scientists. Student Outcomes an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. an ability to design a material, system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams. an ability to identify, formulate and solve materials engineering problems. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. an ability to communicate effectively.