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Chemical Engineering

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Chemical Engineering Department is to develop graduates, who are academically prepared for the broad profession of Chemical Engineering, which is increasingly complex, diverse and changing. This is to be accomplished through educational programs and the pursuit of scholarship, research and professional service activities. The department is committed to fulfilling its role in the urban mission of the University of Louisville.

Program Education Objectives

  • Educate and train graduates with the academic background and practical experiences necessary to function as chemical engineering professionals in a modern, ever-changing world.
  • Produce graduates who demonstrate competence by being selected for employment by high level industrial, academic and government entities.
  • Provide our graduates with the foundation for the development of a successful career and with the understanding that life-long learning is necessary to this development.
  • Ensure that our graduates understand the broad societal, ethical and professional issues of the engineering profession..

Program Outcomes

Bachelor of Science

  • (a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate and solve chemical engineering problems
  • (b) An ability to design and conduct experiments demonstrating chemical engineering principles, as well as to analyze and interpret resulting data
  • (c) An ability to design a system, component, or process relevant to chemical engineering practice to meet desired needs subject to realistic constraints such as economics, environmental compliance and sustainability, health and safety, manufacturability, and social, political, and ethical implications
  • (d) An ability to function on multidisciplinary or multifunctional teams
  • (e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve chemical engineering problems
  • (f) An understanding of the professional and ethical responsibility of the practicing chemical engineer
  • (g) An ability to communicate effectively in writing, orally and via modern computer technology
  • (h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of chemical engineers and engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • (i) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • (j) A knowledge of contemporary issues, especially those pertinent to the practice of chemical engineering
  • (k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for chemical engineering practice.


Updated 07.30.2012

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