- B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering
- ABET Accreditation and Educational Objectives
- Minors for Students Majoring in Materials
- Minor in Nanotechnology
- Minor in Polymers
- Minor in Materials (for students in other disciplines)
- IBE Program
- Undergraduate Handbook
ABET Accreditation and Educational Objectives
Undergraduate engineering programs are reviewed by ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, typically every six years. ABET accreditation certifies the quality of programs, and graduation from an ABET accredited program is a requirement in most states for becoming a Professional Engineer. The Lehigh MS&E undergraduate program has been accredited since 1936. The most recent ABET review of engineering programs at Lehigh, including MS&E, took place on October 1 and 2, 2007. Although formal announcements of accreditation decisions will not be made until Summer 2008, we received very positive feedback from the ABET program evaluator, who was favorably impressed by the quality of our program and by the commitment and enthusiasm of our students.
Program Educational Objectives
As a statement of the career and professional accomplishments that the Materials Science and Engineering program is preparing its graduates to achieve, we have adopted the following Educational Objectives, in consultation with our students, alumni/ae, Advisory Committee, and the program’s other constituencies:
Our graduates will have the knowledge and experience needed to advance to successful careers and, where appropriate, for graduate study, in materials-related fields. Successful careers will be reflected in continuing employment, personal satisfaction, professional recognition, and advancement in responsibilities. Success in graduate studies will be indicated by admission to highly ranked graduate programs, timely completion of degree requirements, and recognition by competitive fellowships and other awards.