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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


ABET Accreditation

The program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering (B.S.Ch.E.) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org). This degree requires a total of 132 credit hours.

The overall goal of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is to challenge our students to achieve their maximum potential in diverse professional careers throughout their lifetime. 

Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Obtain the necessary knowledge in mathematics, basic sciences, computing, and engineering that will enable them to solve problems in the analysis, design, optimization, and control of components, systems, and processes encountered in the practice of chemical engineering;
  2. Exercise their competence, creativity and imagination in design and research, both as individuals and in teams, and apply their broad-based knowledge to synthesize solutions to realistic multidisciplinary engineering problems;
  3. Cultivate effective communication skills, both oral and written, especially in technical subject matters;
  4. Understand and appreciate the professional and ethical responsibilities entailed in engineering practice and research, and;
  5. Acquire a sufficiently broad, diverse, and rigorous education to excel in interdisciplinary industrial and graduate work in chemical engineering as well as in a variety of other professional degree programs. 

Student Outcomes:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2.  An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
  3. An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  6. Demonstrate understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

ABET Contact Information

111 Market Pl., Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 347-7700

FAX: (410) 625-2238

Email: accreditation@abet.org