Accreditation and Assessment

The bachelor of science program in chemical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of
ABET, Inc.
415 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410‐347‐7700
Fax: 443‐552‐3644
E‐mail: accreditation@abet.org
http://www.abet.org

BS Chemical Engineering Program Educational 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 safe, economical, and sustainable 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 Student 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 student outcomes were established. At the time of their graduation, our graduates have the characteristics described by the following program student outcomes.

  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.



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