The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of the Chemical Engineering undergraduate program are to prepare students for career and professional accomplishments after graduation including:
- Successfully practicing as an engineer or in another professional pursuit, including traditional or emerging fields of chemical engineering, making a positive impact locally and globally.
- Actively involved in professional lifelong learning, both informal and formal, that deepens their knowledge and readiness to contribute to advancing science, technologies and solutions essential for the future, including successfully participating in a graduate or professional program.
By the time of graduation, our students attain the following student outcomes:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- 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
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- 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
- 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
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
The undergraduate chemical engineering degree program (BSChE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
Retention and graduation data presented in the linked tables is for first time, full time, new freshmen cohorts who enter the College of Engineering in the fall of the reported year. All new freshmen are enrolled in a common first year experience and do not declare a major until mid-way through the spring semester of their freshman year. The College of Engineering table tracks cohorts over a six- year period for the entire college. The Department of Chemical Engineering table tracks retention and graduation rates for a five year period, starting when those new freshmen join the department in their sophomore year.
Data on total enrollments by year and total graduates by year is presented here. This student data includes transfer and part-time students who are enrolled in the program.
All courses are not offered every semester, so students who deviate from the suggested sequence must pay careful attention to course scheduling and course prerequisites. Technical electives are to be selected from a Department approved list.
Undergraduate students from the class of 2022 were hired by 29 different companies, including Eastman Chemical, Honeywell, Procter & Gamble, and Tyson Foods. Six students started a graduate program. Full table: Undergraduate Employment 2016-2022
In 2021-2022, 29 students participated in undergraduate research. Additionally, 28 students completed co-ops or internships, with companies such as Clearwater Paper, Phillips 66, and ConAgra Brands. Full table: Undergraduate Research, Co-ops, & Internships 2016-2022