The educational mission of the Chemical Engineering program is to provide students with a unique interdisciplinary academic foundation on which to continue developing intellectual capacity, and the scholarly training needed to address complex problems in chemical and biomolecular engineering with emphasis on advances in (a) biomolecular engineering and biotechnology, (b) soft matter and complex fluids, and (c) energy processes, conversion, and storage.
Undergraduate Major in Chemical Engineering
Program Educational Objectives: A few years after completing the Chemical Engineering program, graduates will:
- demonstrate achievement by applying a broad knowledge of chemical engineering;
- apply critical reasoning and quantitative skills to identify and solve problems in chemical engineering;
- implement skills for effective communication and teamwork;
- demonstrate the potential to effectively lead chemical engineering projects in industry, government, or academia;
- exhibit a commitment to lifelong learning.
Chemical Engineering Student Outcomes
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
- 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;
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
- 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;
- 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;
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
The Chemical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.