ABET Accreditation

The Chemical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Program Educational Objectives

The primary goal of the department is to prepare engineers who are well qualified to design and operate chemical processes. The goals of the department include the fostering of professional ethics, standards, and practices; the development of conceptual and analytical skills in problem solving; and the development of the student’s perception and creative faculties. The Chemical Engineering Program Educational Objectives are:

  1. Achieve success in advanced studies if they so choose, and in pursuing a successful professional career in new and emerging areas, as well as traditional chemical engineering areas;
  2. Attain leadership roles in professional careers in field of choice, with high levels of competence, ethics and safety consciousness;
  3. Maintain and raise their level of engineering competence and achievement by engaging in lifelong learning.

Student Outcomes

Students who enroll in the Chemical Engineering program will, upon graduation, show:

  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.