Chemical Engineering Design
Graduates will have experience and demonstrated competency in applying chemical engineering fundamentals and "higher-level" problem solving skills (see Outcome 6) to the design of process units and multiple-unit, multiple-operation processes within given constraints.
Students should gain an understanding of the chemical engineering field, including the types of jobs, challenges, and opportunities that they will experience as chemical engineers. Students should understand the specific curricular requirements to graduate with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Students will also be familiar with technical, political, and social issues that may have an impact on professional activities.
Chemical Engineering Fundamentals
Graduates will have developed competency in the core subjects in Chemical Engineering including: material and energy balances; heat, mass, and momentum transfer; thermodynamics; chemical reaction kinetics; process control; and properties of materials.
Ethical, Professional, and Personal Responsibilities
Graduates will practice sound ethical principles in engineering problem solving. They will act with integrity, consideration for the welfare of community and society, and loyalty to institutional missions. Graduates will value differences and diversity and exhibit appropriate professional behavior when interacting with others.
Students should be familiar with problem solving strategies and have experience applying those strategies to a wide variety of engineering problems. In doing so, students should be able to think critically, creatively, and innovatively.
Students/graduates will gain experience handling chemicals, performing simple chemical analyses, making process measurements, and operating process equipment. They will also be able to conduct experiments and analyze and interpret data.
Continuing Pursuit of Excellence
Graduates will understand the importance of the pursuit of all truth and the balanced development of the total person. Graduates will be capable of meeting personal challenge and change and of bringing strength to others in the tasks of home and family life, social relationships, civic duty, and service to mankind.
Students should be able to express ideas clearly and concisely in an organized manner both orally and in writing. They should be familiar with the current elements of written and oral presentations such as effective visual aids. Students should be proficient readers and listeners.
Mathematics and Science
Graduates will have a strong foundation in mathematics, chemistry, and physics.
The Impact of Engineering
Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in both a societal (within a group of people) and global (across global boundaries) context. Graduates will also be dedicated to safety and environmental responsibility.
When faced with an engineering problem, students/graduates should be able to select and use appropriate tools needed to solve the problem. These tools include spreadsheets, advanced math packages, process simulators, and computer-based information tools.
Working with others
Graduates will possess the capabilities and understand the benefits of working with other people and their differing cultures, skills, and knowledge to help accomplish tasks.