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 . 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.
WithinÂ 3-5Â years of graduation, Rice BSChE alumni will be:
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g) an ability to communicate effectively
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.