College of Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineers have a broad enough background to do almost anything they choose. All branches of engineering emphasize the application of the principles of mathematics and physics to solve problems and create products for the community at large. Chemical engineers, however, are unique in emphasizing applications that are also founded in chemistry and biology. Chemical engineers are primarily concerned with processes and equipment in which material undergoes a change in composition or state. Chemical engineers often become employed by a company which manufactures a variety of chemical products, including plastics, forest products, gasoline, food, textile fibers, and pharmaceuticals. Chemical engineers also find career opportunities in the fabrication of microelectronic devices, the control of industrial and municipal wastes, and the application of science to produce chemicals from biological materials.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Year

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

Enrollment*

88

86

88

93

104

Agrees Awarded

15

22

21

18

NA

*Fall semester enrollment | NA Not available yet

Accreditation 

The program of study leading to the B.S. in Chemical Engineering (BSChE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org).

ABET Program Educational Objectives 

After graduating from the BSChE program, the graduates are expected within a few years of graduation to have:

  1. performed effectively in a chemical engineering related position in industry or in graduate/professional schools.
  2. demonstrated problem-solving through leadership, collaboration and teamwork and multi-disciplinary approaches.
  3. been active in their communities and professional societies.
  4. enhanced their professional development through lifelong learning.


ABET Student Outcomes 

The student outcomes, measured in terms of the knowledge and skills the graduates of the BSChE program are expected to demonstrate at graduation are:

  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; and
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.