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. the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. the ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. the ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. the ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. the ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and the ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. the ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.