Undergraduate Study
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Chemical Engineering Major
ABET Objectives & Outcomes

The bachelor of science in chemical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Student enrollment and graduation data from this program are available on the McCormick School website.

Graduates of the undergraduate program in Chemical Engineering will:

1. Excel in engineering practice, research, and management in industries based on chemistry and biology, such as the chemical, energy, advanced materials, microelectronics, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and consumer products industries.
2. Apply their broad chemical engineering training to excel in areas such as entrepreneurship, medicine, law, government, and education.
3. Excel in top ranked graduate programs and professional school.
4. Be leaders in their chosen fields.
5. Think critically and creatively, especially about the use of technology to address local and global problems.
6. Behave ethically and consider the social implications of their work, especially as it affects the health, safety, and environment of citizens worldwide.

The following are the student outcomes of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. When our students complete their degree, we expect them to have:

  • Ability to apply mathematics, science, and engineering principles.
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze, and interpret data.
  • Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
  • Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.