BS in Chemical Engineering Objectives and Outcomes

Educational Objectives

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

  1. Technically Competent – Alumni will be considered to be technically competent, well-prepared leaders in their professions as well as non-work related endeavors.
  2. A Problem Solver and Designer with Communication and Team Skills - Graduates will provide valuable service to their community, professional organizations and the University through their creative problem-solving ability and their strong communication and team skills.
  3. Professionally Obligated - Alumni will demonstrate professional responsibility and lifelong learning as evidenced by advanced degrees, professional registration, certificates and other personal and professional development activities.

Student Outcomes

As specified by the accrediting body, engineering programs assure that their students will be able to:

  • apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  • design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
  • function on multidisciplinary teams; 
  • identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  • demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility;
  • communicate effectively;
  • use the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  • recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning;
  • discuss contemporary issues;
  • use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools, necessary for engineering practice; and
  • demonstrate knowledge of hazards associated with chemical, biological and physical processes and be able to recognize, evaluate, minimize and control these hazards.