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Questions about the undergraduate program in materials science and engineering may be directed to Dr. Kathleen Hart, our Associate Director of Student Services, at hart@umd.edu or 301-405-5989. You may also send questions about our undergraduate program to mseundergrad@umd.edu.

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We are ABET Accredited

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Maryland offers an undergraduate program which is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. ABET accreditation signifies that our program meets defined quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter the workforce.

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Mission, Objectives, & Outcomes

Mission

The mission of the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Maryland is to provide a quality engineering education, research at the forefront of the field, and leadership to the Materials Science and Engineering communities. We will continually improve our educational and research programs, attract the best students and improve the stature and visibility of the program.

Program Educational Objectives

  • Produce high quality alumni who will be successful in their chosen careers in industry, government or academia, in the State of Maryland, the nation and the world.
  • Produce alumni who demonstrate the ability to define and solve engineering and science problems in the field of Materials Science and Engineering throughout their careers.
  • Produce alumni who demonstrate the ability to relate basic physics, math, chemistry and engineering principles to the field of Materials Science and Engineering so they can function professionally as materials engineers and scientists.
  • Produce alumni who design and engineer materials and materials systems for future generations of products and demonstrate a continuous upgrading their knowledge to address and impact the rapid pace of technological advances.

The Department will support our students with an educational program at both the graduate and undergraduate levels that has sufficient breadth in both fundamental and specialized engineering topics to insure our graduates meet the current and future needs of society. In the area of research, the Department conducts a range of scientific research programs and establishes partnerships with government and industry, both in Maryland and elsewhere, to accomplish this goal.

Student Outcomes

The overall educational outcomes of the Materials Science and Engineering Program are to provide undergraduate engineering students:

  1. Ability to apply knowledge of math, engineering and science
  2. Ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data
  3. Ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs
  4. Ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. Ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  6. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. Ability to communicate effectively
  8. Broad education to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  9. Recognition of need and ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. Knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. Ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for practice

Facts and Figures

Number of Registered Students By Gender

 
Fall 2012
Fall 2013
Fall 2014
Fall 2015
Fall 2016
Female 30 25 27 34 33
Male 83 89 114 96 96
TOTAL 113 114 141 130 129
           

 

Number of B.S. Degrees Granted by Fiscal Year (July 1–June 30)

FY 2012
FY 2013
FY 2014
FY 2015
FY 2016
FY 2017
16 24 20 33 38 N/A
           

 

Program Enrollment and Degree Data

Download a complete table detailing enrollment and degrees awarded by academic year and fiscal year from Fall 2006–Fall 2014 (PDF)

Academic Yr.
Enrollment Year
Total Underg.
Total Grad
Degrees Awarded
   
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
   
Assoc.
B.S.
M.S.
Ph.D.
2016-17 FT 11 29 26 62 0 124 72 N/A 8* 7* 1*
  PT 0 0 0 0 0 5 7        
2015-16 FT 12 22 40 55 0 129 76 N/A 38 3 11
  PT 0 0 0 1 0 1 6        
2014-15
FT
13
40
37
48
0
138 
77
N/A
33
5
11
  PT
0
1
2
0
0
3
6
       
2013-14
FT
11
34
37
29
0
111
62
N/A
20
7
8
 
PT
0
0
0
0
3
3
7
 
 
 
 
2012-13
FT
23
45
21
23
0
112
54
N/A
24
3
9
 
PT
0
0
0
0
1
1
6
 
 
 
 

*Data provided for Fall 2016 only. Spring 2017 data not yet available.