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ABET Information

The Chemical and Molecular Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. More information can be found here:

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

PEO 1: The graduates from the program will assume positions in industry or research institutions that require knowledge of chemical engineering principles.

PEO 2:  The graduates from the program will demonstrate leadership, teamwork, ethical conduct and effective communication skills.

PEO 3:  The graduates of the program will be engaged in lifelong learning in order to meet the constantly emerging needs of the chemical engineering profession.  

PEO 4: The graduates of the program will succeed in graduate programs in chemical engineering or related professions such as medicine, business and law.

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, students will demonstrate the following:

1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve 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 judgements, 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 judgement to draw conclusion

7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies


ABET Compliance

Enrollment Data



This table provides official fall-term enrollment figures (snap shot of headcount major) for the current and preceding four academic years and undergraduate and graduate degrees conferred during each of those academic years. The "current" year means the academic year (F2015- S2016). FT--full time; PT--part time.

Students designated “U4” have completed 85 or more credits. Not all of these students will have completed the program requirements for graduation, due to transfer status, the choice to complete one or more minors (or even a second major), having changed majors at some point in their academic careers, or other reasons. Hence the total number graduating each year will be significantly fewer that the total of students with U4 status in that year.