BS in Chemical Engineering Objectives and Outcomes


To offer higher education in chemical and bioprocess engineering by providing a personalized learning environment in which students receive mentoring, small classes, and excellent teaching combined with opportunities for research, industry, and extracurricular experience. The program prepares graduates to succeed, lead and serve their employers, profession and society.


To meet this mission, a graduate from the McKetta Department of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering must be:

  • A Technically Competent Problem Solver – Graduates will be technically competent, with the ability to implement creative problem solving toward their professions as well as non-work related endeavors to produce solutions that meet specified constraints.
  • An Effective Communicator with Collaborative Experience and Leadership Ability – Graduates will provide valuable service and leadership within their community, professional organizations and Trine University through their strong communication and productive teamwork skills.
  • Professionally Obligated – Graduates will demonstrate ethical and professional responsibility and the ability to acquire and apply new knowledge.


As specified by the accrediting body, engineering programs assure that their students demonstrate:

  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 wide range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, 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 judgement to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
  8. An ability to recognize hazards associated with chemical, biological, and physical processes and be able to evaluate, minimize, and control these hazards.