Learning outcomes for the materials science graduate program
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of core graduate-level theoretical knowledge in materials science.
- Students will demonstrate written and oral communication skills in communicating materials science- and physics-related topics.
- Students will design and conduct an experiment (or series of experiments) demonstrating their understanding of the scientific method and process. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the analytical methods required to interpret and analyze results and draw conclusions as supported by their data.
- Students will demonstrate proficiency in the acquisition of data using a variety of laboratory instruments and in the analysis and interpretation of such data.
- Students will utilize a wide range of printed and electronic resources and information technologies to support their research on physical systems and present those results in the context of the current understanding of physical phenomena.
- Students will demonstrate understanding of the applications of numerical techniques for modeling physical systems for which analytical methods are inappropriate or of limited utility.
- Students will demonstrate a thorough understanding of the analytical approach to modeling of physical phenomena.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of physics and science on society.