Our Mission

The department will train the future industrial and academic leaders in ceramic engineering and metallurgical engineering by providing a comprehensive, forward-looking and broad-based curriculum, which emphasizes fundamental principles, practical applications, oral and written communication skills, and professional practice and ethics.The department is distinguished by a nationally recognized graduate program that emphasizes research of significance to the State of Missouri and the nation while providing a stimulating educational environment.

The Program Educational Objectives of the ceramic engineering and metallurgical engineering programs are:

  • Our graduates will be leaders in the science, technology, and management of ceramic/metallurgical engineering.
  • Our graduates will serve their profession and society.
  • Our graduates will continually enhance their professional skills and educational qualifications.

Ceramic program student outcomes:

  • Ability to apply mathematical, science and engineering principles to ceramic systems
  • An ability to utilize experimental, statistical and computational methods to solve ceramic problems
  • Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
  • Ability to function on diverse teams
  • Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  • Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues
  • Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • Integrated understanding of scientific and engineering principles of ceramic structure
  • Integrated understanding of scientific and engineering principles of ceramic properties
  • Integrated understanding of scientific and engineering principles of ceramic processing
  • Integrated understanding of scientific and engineering principles of ceramic performance
  • Ability to apply and integrate knowledge for k)-n) to ceramic selection and process design

Metallurgical program student outcomes:

  • Ability to apply mathematical, science and engineering principles to metallurgical systems
  • An ability to utilize experimental, statistical and computational methods to solve metallurgical problems
  • Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
  • Ability to function on diverse teams
  • Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  • Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues
  • Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • Integrated understanding of scientific and engineering principles of metals structure
  • Integrated understanding of scientific and engineering principles of metals properties
  • Integrated understanding of scientific and engineering principles of metals processing
  • Integrated understanding of scientific and engineering principles of metals performance
  • Ability to apply and integrate knowledge for k)-n) to metals selection and process design