The undergraduate program in Chemical Engineering from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. That accreditation includes consideration of the program’s educational objectives and outcomes and assures that this program meets the expectations for training 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. University of Illinois Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering graduates will:
1. Obtain positions in industry, government or pursue advanced degrees.
2. Work in team environments to solve problems and effectively communicate results.
3. Lead projects in industry, government or academia.
4. Improve their technical background and expertise through further training and/or formal education.
Our program educational objectives are designed to serve the needs of a diverse set of stakeholders (constituencies) including students, faculty, and alumni.
In support of the program educational objectives listed above, we document the following student outcomes throughout our curriculum:
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 range of audiences
4. 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
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 judgment to draw conclusions
7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.