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Objectives and Outcomes

Program Objectives

  1. Program graduates will be prepared for successful chemical engineering careers in energy, chemical, materials processing, biotechnology, and related industries. They may take positions in manufacturing, environmental affairs, engineering and construction firms, government, education and technical service/sales. 
  2. Program graduates will progress into positions having significant professional responsibilities. These responsibilities may include management and leadership duties, significant contributions on projects having valuable societal impacts, and entrepreneurial activity. 
  3. Program graduates will have the foundation to continue with advanced study. This may include graduate work in engineering, business, or the sciences, as well as the study of medicine or law. 
  4. Program graduates will continue with professional development. 
  5. Program graduates will be dedicated to sustainability, safety, and ethical behavior. 
  6. Program graduates will engage in service to their alma mater, communities and the profession.

Student Learning Outcomes

 In order to achieve the educational objectives, the academic program will produce the following outcomes. Our graduates will gain: 

  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 

These outcomes are achieved through rigorous coursework in mathematics, chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, and the humanities and social sciences. Electives in other engineering, scientific and business disciplines are required, enabling graduates to work effectively with professionals having a different area of expertise.