ABET Accreditation

We Are Proud to Be an ABET-accredited Program

Department Mission Statement

The Chemical Engineering Program provides students with a rigorous and experiential education, equipping our graduates with broad technical knowledge and teamwork skills that enable them to engage in life-long learning and make substantial contributions to a global society.

Program Objectives

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has four goals pertaining to student outcomes within a few years of graduation:

  • Our graduates will succeed in careers requiring strong skills in engineering, science, creative problem solving, communication, teamwork, and appropriate leadership.
  • Our graduates will continue their professional development through life-long learning involving self- or group-study and on-the-job training.
  • Our graduates will hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public. They will conduct their work ethically and understand its global impact and sustainability.
  • Our graduates will be thought leaders in their area of expertise who are prepared to contribute to research, development, and industrial innovation at the forefront of chemical engineering and related fields.

Student Outcomes

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

The chemical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. ABET accreditation is a significant achievement. We have worked hard to ensure that our program meets the quality standards set by the chemical engineering profession. And, because it requires comprehensive, periodic evaluations, ABET accreditation demonstrates our continuing commitment to the quality of our program--both now and in the future.

Our accreditation is important to the constituents we serve. It means that:

Our students are ready to practice as soon as they graduate.

Our local employers can count on our program graduates to meet their needs.

The parents of our students can be proud of the education their sons and daughters receive and confident that their time and money were well spent.

Our state licensure, certification, and registration boards know our graduates are prepared to enter the profession.

The postgraduate institutions to which our students apply recognize our program for producing graduates with the skills and attributes required by the profession.

Our institution supports our program and provides the resources needed to sustain it.

Total FT
Total FT
Degrees Awarded
Degrees Awarded
Degrees Awarded
2018-19 403 54

2017-18 423 55 87 13 4
2016-17 435 54 92 31 6
2015-16 444 46 94 19 5
2014-15 445 41 76 18 9
2013-14 417 44 51 9 10
2012-13 379 41 55 9 9
2011-12 367 47 64 12 10
2010-11 360 43 63 18 8
2009-10 324 41 51 12 4
2008-09 295 41 55 13 2

The chemical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Detailed Program Enrollment and Degree Data [PDF]

Frequently Asked Questions

View the Accreditation Criteria and Supporting Documents from ABET.