Student Outcomes: Chemical Engineering

  1. The chemical engineering student will have an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. The chemical engineering graduate will demonstrate an ability to carry out an experimental investigation by:
    1. Designing an experiment to investigate an assigned topic, and revising the experiment as appropriate
    2. Conducting an experiment in accordance with a given procedure and analyzing and interpreting the results obtained from the investigation.
  3. The chemical engineering graduate will demonstrate an ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs, under realistic constraints, by:
    1. Designing a specific component to meet a stated performance goal
    2. Synthesizing a conceptual integrated process, selecting equipment/unit operations and operating conditions to produce products with stated specifications
    3. Analyzing the economics of the conceptual process design and modifying the process to improve profitability
    4. Analyzing potential environmental impacts, safety concerns and other societal impacts
    5. Designing a control system to meet a stated performance goal.
  4. The chemical engineering graduate will demonstrate an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams, by:
    1. Leading a team in an experimental investigation
    2. Contributing to a multifunctional team, with responsibility for carrying out at least one independent function in an integrated team.
  5. The chemical engineering graduate will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems from a narrative problem statement.
  6. The chemical engineering graduate will demonstrate an understanding of professional responsibility in the areas of ethics, environmental protection and safety.
  7. The chemical engineering graduate will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively by:
    1. Preparing a written documentation of a laboratory experiment
    2. Giving an oral presentation of the results of a laboratory experiment.
  8. The chemical engineering graduate will have the broad education necessary to demonstrate an understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
  9. The chemical engineering graduate will recognize the need for, and demonstrate the ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. The chemical engineering graduate will be well rounded, will value participation in activities other than those associated directly with their profession, and will demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. The chemical engineering graduate will demonstrate an ability to use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for the practice of chemical engineering by:
    1. Applying a technical-computations worksheet (e.g. Excel or MathCAD) to the analysis of chemical engineering problems
    2. Using a process-simulation package to synthesize and optimize an integrated chemical process.