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Objectives and Outcomes

Program Objectives

1. Program graduates will find employment in the energy, chemical, materials processing, biotechnology, and related industries. They may take positions in manufacturing, design, environmental affairs, technical service, and technical sales.

2. Program graduates will progress into positions having significant professional responsibilities. These responsibilities may include management and supervisory duties, significant contributions on projects having value to the employer, and entrepreneurial activity.

3. Program graduates will continue with advanced study. This may include graduate work in engineering, business, or the sciences, as well as the study of medicine or law.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

1. Use the principles of chemistry, physics, and mathematics in the solution of engineering problems

2. Use engineering science – conservation relations, thermodynamics, transport phenomena, and kinetics – in the solution of engineering problems

3. Design systems and products that meet economic, quality, safety, and environmental requirements

4. Use creativity and synthesis skills in the solution of open-ended problems

5. Devise experiments, to use principles of experimental design, to collect data effectively, to evaluate data using appropriate statistical tools, and to draw sound conclusions from the analysis

6. Use computing tools – mathematical analysis, information retrieval, document preparation, and communications

7. Apply good safety practices and practice good environmental stewardship in both laboratory and design work

8. Effectively communicate ideas, plans, and research in verbal and written form

9. Gain new knowledge and/or enhance their skills through independent learning

10. Work effectively as an individual and as a team member

11. Apply professional codes of conduct to resolve ethical dilemmas

12. Assess the political, cultural, economic, and aesthetic aspects of engineering practice, and to recognize the potential impact of technological developments on current events

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. Elective sequences have been designed for students interested in life sciences, environmental protection and management.