Mission, Outcomes, and Educational Objectives
The educational mission of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of physical, chemical and biological processes and with the ability to apply molecular and biomolecular information and methods of discovery into products and the processes by which they are made. Our program provides the unique interdisciplinary academic foundation and scholarly training needed to address complex engineering problems with emphasis on the advancing fields of biological engineering and nanotechnology.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering will demonstrate the following:
- An ability to apply knowledge of chemical engineering fundamentals to identify and solve chemical engineering problems.
- An ability to identify and solve problems in specialized areas related to chemical engineering.
- An ability to apply mathematics relevant to engineering and the physical and chemical sciences to identify and solve technical problems.
- A broad knowledge necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
- An ability to identify engineering problems and propose appropriate solutions.
- An ability to perform step-by-step design of engineered systems and chemical processes.
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- The knowledge of computers and information technology necessary to function effectively as chemical engineers.
- An awareness of safety and environmental issues as an integral part of the chemical engineering profession.
- An ability to successfully participate in teams.
- An ability to communicate effectively through oral presentations and written reports.
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
- Skills necessary for employment in a variety of positions in industry or government or for continued study in graduate or professional schools.
- An understanding of current technological issues related to chemical engineering.
- An ability to engage in structured research.
- An appreciation for excellence and diversity.
- An ability and the motivation to engage in life-long learning, and the ability to conduct research using resources beyond the undergraduate curriculum.