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Accreditation: Chemical Engineering

ChE Program Mission Statement

The Chemical Engineering Department’s mission is to provide a high-quality program of teaching, research, and public service for educating chemical engineers to lead the chemical and allied industries.


The Bachelor of Science degree program in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

ChE Program Educational Objectives

Consistent with the missions of the University, the College of Engineering, and the Department, the Chemical Engineering Department’s educational objectives are

  • to prepare BS graduates for careers in the professional practice of chemical engineering and allied professions,
  • to prepare qualified students interested in further study for graduate and professional schools, and
  • to maintain and develop a faculty with active, high-quality research programs linked to the undergraduate curriculum for its continued improvement.

ChE Student Outcomes

Based on the Program Educational Objectives described above, the faculty established the Student Outcomes listed below. These were developed by specializing the 7 ABET outcomes for our mission and objectives and are therefore directly related.

  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.

Enrollment and Graduation

  • 242 students were enrolled in the Chemical Engineering B.S. degree program in 2018
  • 94 students graduated with B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering in the 2017-18 academic year

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