ABET Accreditation - MSE, WE Programs

Contacts for ABET-related activities in our department programs

Materials Science and Engineering Undergraduate Program
Welding Engineering Undergraduate Program
Professor Jon Brown
MSE ABET Coordinator
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
The Ohio State University
Fontana Laboratories (main campus)
140 W. 19th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Professor David Phillips
WE ABET Coordinator
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
The Ohio State University
EJTC (west campus)
1248 Arthur Adams Drive
Columbus, OH 43221

For more information about College of Engineering accreditations, visit https://engineering.osu.edu/about-college/accreditation.


To ensure the highest academic quality and to conform to ABET requirements, the MSE and WE programs are organized around our Program Educational Objectives and Program Outcomes.

Program Educational Objectives

The degree programs in Welding Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering seek to produce graduates who make meaningful positive contributions to our technological society. Within a few years of graduation, we expect our alumni to:

  1. attain a technical, scientific, or business position in industry, government, or academia, and/or attain or be successfully moving towards attaining post-graduate or professional degrees.
  2. establish themselves as a positive contributor to their employing organizations through their scientific and technical contributions; and
  3. contribute to a wider, professional community by engaging with professional organizations, participating in technical societies, and/or undertaking technical service roles.


Student Learning Outcomes, MSE & WE

The program outcomes are statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the program. We expect the following from MSE and WE students upon their graduation

  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.

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification and state licensing board contact information at go.osu.edu/onground.

For further details on the 2017 accreditation of the MSE and WE undergraduate degree programs, and to review the accreditation documents submitted to ABET, please contact the appropriate department contact listed above.

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