The Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering degree program at the University of Maryland is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and Program Criteria for Materials, Metallurgical, Ceramics and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

The 122-123 credit degree program is designed to give graduates the breadth and depth of knowledge they need to work in the field of materials science and engineering and to continue learning throughout their careers. 


  • Graduates will leverage their educational experience to advance in their chosen careers.
  • Graduates will use their materials science and engineering education to define and solve engineering, science and societal problems.
  • Graduates will apply science, math, information science, and engineering principles to solve materials engineering and other problems in their careers.  
  • Graduates will use design principles to develop new materials, systems and characterization approaches and demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning.

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is using the following ABET learning outcomes:

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.  An 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

The current overall undergraduate enrollment in Materials Science and Engineering is 56 distributed over all four years of study.

In the 2022-2023 academic year, the Materials Science and Engineering program awarded 24 Bachelor of Science degrees.