Accreditation and Assessment

The bachelor of science program in chemical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,
ABET, http:  www.abet.org
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Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410.347.7700

BS Chemical Engineering Program Objectives

Through the baccalaureate degree, students are prepared to become practicing chemical engineers ready to enter the workforce and make immediate contributions. The chemical engineering program produces graduates who can perform at a level that meets or exceeds industry expectations. Within a few years of their graduation, our graduates should have the characteristics described by the following program educational objectives.

  1. Graduates apply fundamental and practical knowledge of unit operations, thermodynamics, reaction engineering, process control, and design of chemical/biological processes.
  2. Graduates are successfully employed and advancing in governmental and industrial positions requiring chemical engineering expertise.
  3. Graduates are prepared to succeed in graduate and professional programs.

BS Chemical Engineering Program Outcomes

Through the baccalaureate degree, students are prepared to become practicing chemical engineers ready to enter the workforce and make immediate contributions. The chemical engineering program produces graduates who perform at a level that meets or exceeds industry expectations. Based on the program educational objectives, six program outcomes were established. At the time of their graduation, our graduates have the characteristics described by the following program outcomes.

1. Graduates possess fundamental and practical knowledge of unit operations, thermodynamics, reaction engineering, process control, and design of safe and economical chemical engineering processes.

1.a. Students will demonstrate their ability to solve technical problems through the application of engineering principles.

1.b. Students will be able to experimentally verify mathematical model predictions and theory in the areas of process measurements and feedback control loops; momentum, heat, and mass transfer; and reaction kinetics.

2. Graduates are able to apply critical thinking skills to the solution of chemical engineering problems

2.a. Students will be able to articulate the concept of critical thinking and practice it at a beginner's level.

2.b. Students will become proficient at applying critical thinking to technical and non-technical problems.

3. Graduates possess effective oral and written communication skills for work in a technical environment.

3.a. Students will be able to write memoranda and reports that effectively communicate technical information to technical and non-technical audiences.

3.b. Students will be able to present professionally to technical and non-technical audiences.

4. Graduates are able to interact effectively as team members and in leadership roles.

4.a. Students will be able to work effectively with others.

4.b. Students will be able to function effectively as team leaders.

5. Graduates are able to apply computer tools effectively in a variety of project situations.

5.a. Students will be able to solve complex problems by formulating and solving numerical solutions.

5.b. Students will be able to apply fundamental programming logic skills across a variety of software program platforms.

6. Graduates are motivated to be professional and continue learning throughout their lives.

6.a. Students will have positive experiences of learning material on their own.

6.b. Students will demonstrate awareness of engineering ethics, global issues, and environmental impact.