Program Mission, Goals, Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes of the Department of Chemical Engineering
To provide a solid and current technical foundation that prepares students for a career in chemical engineering or related fields.
To educate and support diverse students and prepare them to be leaders in chemical engineering or related fields.
Within a few years of graduation, UMChE graduates will have attained leadership roles among peers in chemical engineering, or another field, such as medicine, law, business and education, through:
- effectiveness as proactive and creative problem solvers and innovators
- ability to think critically to solve relevant problems
- effectiveness as communicators to gain and convey information
- competence and comfort in multifunctional and multicultural environments
- exhibiting and demanding high ethical standards
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to chemical engineering problems [ABET: 3a]
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data [ABET: 3b]
- an ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs [ABET: 3c; Program]
- an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams [ABET: 3d]
- an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems [ABET: 3e]
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility [ABET: 3f]
- an ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing [ABET: 3g]
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context [ABET: 3h]
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning [ABET: 3i]
- a knowledge of contemporary issues [ABET: 3j]
- an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering and computing tools necessary for engineering practice [ABET: 3k; Program]
- a thorough grounding in chemistry, physics, biology and materials science, with courses selected based on the student’s interest. [Program]
- a working knowledge, including safety and environmental aspects, of material and energy balances applied to chemical processes; thermodynamics of physical and chemical equilibria; heat, mass and momentum transfer; chemical reaction engineering; continuous and stage-wise separation operations; process dynamics and control, chemical process economics and design [Program]
Approved by the Chemical Engineering faculty on September 27, 2010, endorsed by the College Curriculum Committee on October 12, 2010, and by the Alumni Advisory Board on October 15, 2010.
Undergraduate Degree in Chemical Engineering