Materials Science

The Materials Science program at the University of Science and Technology is an interdisciplinary program that covers materials from various prospective. After getting a solid foundation in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics during the first two years, the students start to explore advanced techniques for material synthesis and characterization. During the fourth year, students can focus on studying smart materials, plasmonics, photonics or polymer science. All these concentrations are supported strongly with advanced research facilities. Students will gain hands-on experience for developing and characterizing novel materials for applications that have potential social, environmental and economic benefits.

 

 

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

 

The educational objectives of the Materials Science program are derived from the mission and objectives of Zewail City of Science and Technology. The program educational objectives are related to career and professional accomplishments desired of students three to five years after graduation. The following four-year program objectives have been identified to satisfy constituents’ needs and fulfil the program’s mission.

Within a few years of graduation, materials science program alumni will have:

1- Gained employment in academic, governmental, or industry in the field of materials science in its broad context ranging from materials synthesis, characterization, and utilization;

2- Created value by analyzing and designing sustainable solutions to problems involving materials for energy and pollution abatement;

3- Successfully engaged in advanced studies in materials science and establishing ties to international institutions;

4- Actively participated in research development in materials science, both in theoretical and experimental fronts; and

5- Facilitated collaboration and built strong professional relationships by working successfully in multi-disciplinary teams and effectively communicating with a diverse group of stakeholders.

 

Student Outcomes (SO) According to ABET SO Criteria

 

General Engineering Student Outcomes

1- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly-defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline. 
2- An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or material to meet desired needs. 
3- An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions.
4- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
5- An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
6- An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty. 

Program Specific Student Outcomes 

7- An ability to use the skills and techniques necessary for modern materials science.


 

Program Educational Objectives Mapping to Student Outcomes 

 

 

SOs

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

PEOs

1

X

X

 

 

X

 

 

2

 

 

X

 

X

 

X

3

 

 

 

X

   X

X

4

 X  X

X

 

 

   

5

 

     X

X

X

 

 

University Handbook 2018/2019 - Currently Applied