The integrated B.Sc. and M.Eng. programs of the ChE Department are separately accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The B.Sc. program is accredited at the baccalaureate level and the M.Eng. program is accredited at the masters level. ABET is the nation's preeminent accrediting agency for engineering and technology programs, and ABET accreditation is a universally recognized as an indication of quality. The organization was founded in 1932 as the Engineers' Council for Professional Development (ECPD) for the purpose of increasing recognition of engineering as a profession along the lines of medicine and law. ECPD was renamed the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in 1980, and ABET, Inc. in 2006.
Our B.Sc. program is structured to satisfy the general criteria for baccalaureate level engineering programs, and the M.Eng. program satisfies the additional masters level requirements (extra year of academic study and demonstration of an ability to apply masters level knowledge in a specialized area related to chemical engineering).
In order to achieve the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Program Educational Objectives the program has the following outcomes set for its graduates. Graduates will demonstrate:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate and solve chemical engineering problems
- An ability to design and conduct experiments demonstrating chemical engineering principles, as well as to analyze and interpret resulting data
- 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
- An ability to function on multidisciplinary or multifunctional teams
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve chemical engineering problems
- An understanding of the professional and ethical responsibility of the practicing chemical engineer
- An ability to communicate effectively in writing, orally and via modern computer technology
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of chemical engineers and engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- A knowledge of contemporary issues, especially those pertinent to the practice of chemical engineering
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for chemical engineering practice.
The student outcomes for the Master of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering are identical to those for the BS with the small change that Outcome (a) for the MEng reads:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate and solve advanced chemical engineering problems.
Specific enrollment and degree data available on Facts & Figures page.