Chemical Engineering Objectives & Outcomes
Chemical Engineering Mission and Program Objectives
“The chemical engineering program educates technological leaders by preparing them for the conception, synthesis, design, testing, scale-up, operation, control and optimization of industrial chemical processes that impact our well being.”
Consistent with this mission statement our program objectives are as follows:
The chemical engineers who complete the Stevens curriculum
- offer approaches to solutions of engineering problems that cut across traditional professional and scientific boundaries.
- are using modern tools of information technology on a wide range of problems.
- contribute in a professional and ethical manner to chemical engineering projects in process or product development and design.
- are effective team members, team leader and communicator.
- are participating in lifelong learning in a global economy.
- are aware of health, safety and environmental issues and the role of technology in society.
We expect our students will be employed in commodity chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and consumer products, fuels and electronics industries as well as in government laboratories. We also expect that our students will be attending graduate schools with international reputations in chemical engineering.
Chemical Engineering Program Outcomes
Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering Chemical Engineering Program from Stevens Institute of Technology will:
- (Scientific foundations) Be able to use basic knowledge in physics, mathematics, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, and biological sciences to address chemical engineering problems.
- (Engineering foundations) Be able to analyze chemical engineering systems using principles of material and energy balances, heat, mass and momentum transfer, kinetics and thermodynamics, process control and mathematical modeling.
- (Experimentation) Be able to design and conduct experiments involving reaction and separation of chemicals, heat, mass and momentum transfer and interpret results.
- (Technical design) Be able to use the basic concepts, tools and methods of material and energy balances, kinetics, thermodynamics, separations, reactions, heat, mass and momentum transfer and process control to design chemical engineering units and systems.
- (Design assessment) Be able to develop and assess alternative system designs for chemical engineering systems incorporating considerations such as feasibility, cost, safety, legal/regulatory issues and societal impacts.
- (Tools) Be able to use basic analytical instrumentation, process sensors, process simulators and computer software for applications in process analysis and design as well as oral presentations and report.
- (Professionalism) Be able to recognize and achieve high levels of professionalism in chemical engineering practice.
- (Leadership) Be able to assume leadership roles.
- (Teamwork) Be able to function on teams.
- (Communication) Be able to prepare professional reports and deliver effective presentations.
- (Ethics and morals) Be cognizant of ethical and moral issues and codes relating to chemical engineering and general engineering practice.
- (Social Issues) Have an understanding of diversity, pluralism, and the impact of chemical engineering practice on the society.
- (Lifelong learning) Display genuine interest and participate in the activities of the chemical engineering professional societies and pursue knowledge that goes beyond the classroom experience.
- (Entrepreneurship) Be able to apply fundamental knowledge in chemical engineering to nurture new technologies from concept to commercialization.