Program Educational Objectives
Graduates demonstrate that they…
- function successfully in a variety of fields in chemical engineering or in advanced study that uses the problem solving skills taught in chemical engineering.
- identify problems, collect necessary information, and analyze data to draw appropriate conclusions, and make informed decisions. The writing and preparation of independent reports are part of this process.
- function effectively in a diverse workplace using interpersonal and communicative skills including the delivering of presentations to their peers, customers, or supervisors on a subject related to their chemical engineering training.
- recognize an economic, environmental, health & safety, or sustainability situation in need of improvement. Then, they make suggestions that improve the situation in regards to being more economical, safer, or sustainable via a committee presentation or written report.
Upon graduation, graduates of the chemical engineering program shall have…
a)…an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering in the general field of chemical engineering.
b)…an ability to design and conduct engineering experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data.
c)…an ability to design a system, component, or chemical process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
d)…an ability to function on teams, including multi-disciplinary teams.
e)… an ability to identify, formulate, and solve chemical engineering problems.
f)…an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility; this includes protecting the public and the environment by performing their work in a safe and environmentally conscious manner.
g)…an ability to communicate effectively.
h)…the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
i)…a recognition of the need for and the ability to engage in lifelong learning.
j)…an understanding of professional behavior, cultural, expectations, and contemporary issues.
k)…an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for chemical engineering practice.