Undergraduate Study
Chemical Engineering Major
ABET Objectives & Outcomes

The bachelor of science in chemical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Chemical, Biochemical, Biomolecular and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria. 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. Behave ethically and consider the social implications of their work, especially as it affects the health, safety, and environment of citizens worldwide.
2. Think critically and creatively, especially about the use of technology to address local and global problems.
3. Be leaders in their chosen fields.
4. 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.
5.Apply their broad chemical engineering training to excel in areas such as entrepreneurship, medicine, law, government, and education.
6. Excel in top ranked graduate programs and professional school.

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:

  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.