The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University Illinois Urbana-Champaign is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

This accreditation includes consideration of the undergraduate program’s educational objectives and outcomes and assures that this program meets the expectations for training as a professional chemical and biomolecular engineer. With ABET accreditation, students, employers, and the society we serve can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

About ABET

Department Mission Statement

We have designed our undergraduate educational program with the goal of educating leaders who will have a deep understanding of engineering fundamentals and are able to apply this knowledge to the management of complex systems with particular attention to the chemical process and product industries. We believe that our students will be best served by our program providing them with a foundation on which to build careers through life-long learning and by teaching students how to learn. This foundation is, therefore, based on the key concepts of engineering while providing the students with the training to rapidly apply their knowledge to solve problems and develop relevant solutions.

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve within a few years of graduation:

  • Obtain positions in industry, government, or pursue advanced degrees

  • Work in team environments to solve problems and effectively communicate results

  • Lead projects in industry, government, or academia

  • Improve their technical background and expertise through further training and/or formal education

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes are statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the program. In support of the program educational objectives listed above, we document the following student outcomes throughout our curriculum:

  • 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


Enrollment and Degrees Awarded


Year Total Enrollment BS Graduates
2022-2023 500 104
2021-2022 541 189
2020-2021 589 156
2019-2020 628 143
2018-2019 653 149
2017-2018 688 194
2016-2017 700 161
2015-2016 700 122
2014-2015 706 159
2013-2014 688 120
2012-2013 549 97
2011-2012 540 105
2010-2011 514 109



Year Total Enrollment Ph.D. Graduates
2022-2023 131 23
2021-2022 136 31
2020-2021 128 22
2019-2020 115 12
2018-2019 103 9
2017-2018 103 16
2016-2017 94 16
2015-2016 87 14
2014-2015 84 15
2013-2014 100 26
2012-2013 107 11
2011-2012 104 17
2010-2011 108 9


Accreditation Disclosure

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering satisfies the educational requirements for engineering licensure or certification in all of the 55 U.S. states and jurisdictions. Find your state’s requirements, resources, and contact information. You are encouraged to contact the appropriate licensing agency for your location, or wherever you desire to be licensed or certified, to seek information and additional guidance. Please be aware that there may be licensure or certification requirements in addition to an academic program’s curriculum.

This disclosure is being made in compliance with federal regulation 34 CFR §668.43 and the State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements Manual.