Accreditation: Program Statements

The Chemical Engineering Bachelor of Science program and the Petroleum Engineering Bachelor of Science program are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

“ABET is recognized as the worldwide leader in assuring quality and stimulating innovation in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology education, and with ABET accreditation, students, employers, and the society we serve can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.”

 –taken from the  Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET website

Chemical Engineering

The overall program mission for the B.S. degree in chemical or petroleum engineering is to provide a modern chemical or petroleum engineering education with proper balance between theory and practice.  Graduates are prepared for professional practice in industry or government and for post-undergraduate training in chemical or petroleum engineering, medicine, etc. In addition to scientific and engineering training, students receive training in educational skills and in the humanities and social sciences.

The principal objective of our program is to prepare graduates for professional practice in industry or government, and for post-undergraduate training in chemical engineering, medicine, and other related disciplines.

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • 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
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • 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
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Students must gain a thorough grounding in basic sciences including chemistry, physics, and biology appropriate to the objectives of the program. Sufficient knowledge in the application of basic sciences to enable graduates to design, analyze, and control physical, chemical and biological processes, consistent with the program educational objectives and address the hazards associated with these processes

Senior Exit Interviews

Each student completing the baccalaureate program is asked to complete a senior exit survey. Each student is also asked to schedule an interview time with a member of the CPE Advisory Board during the Board’s spring meeting. The student is asked to complete the survey ahead of time and either turn the survey in or bring it to the interview. The interviewers are asked to follow the guidelines of the survey, following up on the answers given by the students.
 

Faculty Assessment

The assessment of student and program outcomes is done annually by the Chemical Engineering Faculty
 

Job/Graduate School Placement

Placement data are maintained by the School of Engineering Placement Office. These data are an indication of the demand for students and the perception of industry and graduate programs relative to the quality of the program.

Petroleum Engineering

The overall program mission for the B.S. degree in chemical or petroleum engineering is to provide a modern chemical or petroleum engineering education with proper balance between theory and practice. Graduates are prepared for professional practice in industry or government and for post-undergraduate training in chemical or petroleum engineering, medicine, etc. In addition to scientific and engineering training, students receive training in educational skills and in the humanities and social sciences.

The principal objective of our program is to prepare graduates for professional practice in industry, government, or post-undergraduate training in petroleum engineering, and other related disciplines.

  • Students must develop an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • Students must develop an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • Students must develop 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
  • Students must develop an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • Students must develop an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Students must develop an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Students must gain the ability to communicate effectively
  • Students must gain the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • Students must gain a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • Students must develop a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • Students must develop an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

The program must demonstrate that graduates have competency in: mathematics through differential equations, probability and statistics, fluid mechanics, strength of materials, and thermodynamics; design and analysis of well systems and procedures for drilling and completing wells; characterization and evaluation of subsurface geological formations and their resources using geoscientific and engineering methods; design and analysis of systems for producing, injecting, and handling fluids; application of reservoir engineering principles and practices for optimizing resource development and management; use of project economics and resource valuation methods for design and decision making under conditions of risk and uncertainty.

Senior Exit Interviews

Each student completing the baccalaureate program is asked to complete a senior exit survey. Each student is also asked to schedule an interview time with a member of the CPE Advisory Board during the Board’s spring meeting. The student is asked to complete the survey ahead of time and either turn the survey in or bring it to the interview. The interviewers are asked to follow the guidelines of the survey, following up on the answers given by the students.
 

Faculty Assessment

The assessment of student and program outcomes is done annually by the Chemical Engineering Faculty
 

Job/Graduate School Placement

Placement data are maintained by the School of Engineering Placement Office. These data are an indication of the demand for students and the perception of industry and graduate programs relative to the quality of the program.