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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. Employ their knowledge in mathematics, basic sciences, computing, and engineering to solve analytical, design, optimization, and control problems encountered in the practice of chemical engineering.
  2. Utilize their broad and rigorous education to excel in complex, multicultural workplace and research environments that require collaboration between fields both within chemical engineering and engineering as a whole, as well as in a variety of other professional degree programs.
  3. Use multiple forms to effectively communicate their work, including highly technical aspects, to a variety of people from different contexts and backgrounds.
  4. Exercise their competence, creativity, and imagination in design and research to generate practical solutions to modern engineering problems.
  5. Understand and practice the professional, societal, environmental, and ethical responsibilities of engineering.
  6. Apply the educational, research, and extracurricular opportunities provided by Rice to continue their personal and professional growth by taking initiative, executing on responsibilities, and integrating appropriate feedback.

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