Chemical Engineering (CHE)

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Fundamental knowledge and pioneering technologies in chemical science and engineering. 

More information: Department of Chemical Engineering website

Undergraduate degrees offered: BS, Minor

The program in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the EAC Accreditation Commission of ABET

Outcomes and Objectives of Chemical Engineering


1. Principles and Skills: Provide a basic understanding of chemical engineering principles along with analytical problem-solving and communication skills necessary to succeed in diverse careers, including chemical engineering practice and academic research.

2. Preparation for Changing and Diverse Practice: Prepare students for successful practice in a field whose focus is constantly changing and growing with a long-term perspective that takes into account new tools, new means of dispersing and controlling information, new focus areas such as biotechnology and molecular engineering, and increasingly complex professional and societal expectations.

3. Preparation for Graduate Study: Prepare students for graduate study coupled with short-term and/or long-term career research in the chemical sciences and chemical engineering.

4. Preparation for Service: Prepare and develop students’ skills, awareness, and background to become responsible citizens, employees, and leaders in our communities and in the field of chemical science.


(a) A proficiency in and ability to apply knowledge of engineering, mathematics through differential equations, probability and statistics, and science including physics, chemistry, and biology.

(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

(d) An ability to function on multi-disciplinary 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 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.

(l) Background for admission to engineering or other professional graduate programs