Materials Science and Engineering M.S./Ph.D. Graduates Learning Outcomes by Program Assessment Process FAQs Materials Science and Engineering M.S./Ph.D. Learning Outcomes PLO1: Core Knowledge Students will be able to: Demonstrate general knowledge of core topics and theory in Materials Science and Engineering necessary for professional practice and/or academic research. PLO2: Pedagogy Students will be able to: Communicate effectively to large and small groups in pedagogical settings in lecture and/or discussion formats. PLO3: Scholarly Communication Students will be able to: Structure a coherent academic argument that rigorously presents and evaluates research data. Make clear and cogent presentations, and professional documents that summarize their research and its significance. PLO4: Independent Research Students will be able to: Develop and carry out independent research projects with theoretical and methodological rigor. PLO5: Broader Impacts Students will be able to: Understand the technological and societal impacts of their research. We’re here to help. Please contact Venette Van Duyn to request services.