ABET Chemical Engineering Program


The Chemical Engineering Program has affiliated faculty from the Department of NanoEngineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and the Department of Bioengineering. The curricula at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are designed to support and foster chemical engineering as a profession that interfaces engineering and all aspects of basic sciences (physics, chemistry, and biology).

The Program Educational Objectives of the Chemical Engineering Program are:

  • To provide chemical engineering students with a strong technical education and communication skills that will enable them to have successful careers in a wide range of industrial and professional environments.
  • To prepare chemical engineering students for rapidly changing technological environments with the core knowledge central to multidisciplinary development and personal improvement throughout their professional careers.
  • To instill in chemical engineering students a strong sense of humanistic values and professionalism such that they can conduct ethically and knowledgeably regarding technological impact in societal issues.

The curriculum is designed to prepare chemical engineering graduates for further education and personal development through their entire professional career. We strive to accomplish these goals by providing a rigorous and demanding curriculum that incorporates lectures, discussions, laboratory and project development experiences in basic sciences, mathematics, engineering sciences, and design as well as the humanities and social sciences.


The CENG Student Outcomes are listed below. Outcomes 1-11 have direct correspondence with ABET Criterion (a)-(k) which are indicated in parentheses.

1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to chemical engineering problems (a)

2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data (b)

3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability (c)

4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams (d)

5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (e)

6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (f)

7. An ability to communicate effectively with written, oral, and visual means (g)

8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context (h)

9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning (i)

10. A knowledge of contemporary issues (j)

11. An ability to use modern engineering techniques, skills, and computing tools necessary for engineering practice (k) 

Fall 2013 Enrollment:  681
Fall 2014 Enrollment:  704
Fall 2015 Enrollment:  637

2012 - 2013 Degrees Conferred:  75
2013 - 2014 Degrees Conferred:  109
2014 - 2015 Degrees Conferred:  129