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The Chemical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). With ABET accreditation, students, employers, and the society we serve can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce. Developed by technical professionals from ABET’s member societies, their criteria focuses on what students experience and learn. Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision, and safety are of the utmost importance. They give their time and effort supporting quality assurance activities around the world by serving as program evaluators, commissioners, board members, and advisors.
Chemical Engineering Program Educational Objectives
Within the first few years after graduation, our graduates will have demonstrated:
- Competencies – skill in tools and techniques that are fundamental to the job - many of which need to be learned after graduation.
- Professionalism – partnership in the mission and within the human context of the enterprise - ethics, effectiveness, and awareness of the broad context of the detailed work.
- Balance – a wise self-direction to life, community, health, and self view that finds the right balance between personal choices, which energizes self and others and enables effectiveness in relationships with others.
Student Learning Outcomes.
Upon graduation students will have:
a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c. An ability to design a system, component, or 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 multidisciplinary teams.
e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g. An ability to communicate effectively.
h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of 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.
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
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