The undergraduate program in 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 program’s educational objectives and outcomes and assures that this program meets the expectations for training as a professional chemical and biomolecular engineer.

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

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



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.