The following mission statement lays out our primary goal in the education of future chemical engineers:
"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. As an indicator of our readiness for accomplishing this objective, our program has been accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), which is recognized as the worldwide leader in assuring quality and stimulating innovation in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology education. Consistent with ABET’s standards, we aim for the following Chemical Engineering Program Objectives in graduates who complete the Stevens curriculum and are employed in the chemical engineering profession.
The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of the Chemical Engineering Program indicate expectations from our graduates a few years after graduation. The program faculty in collaboration with the School of Engineering’s Education and Assessment Committee (SEAC), the CEMS department’s External Advisory Board, and alumni developed these objectives. The objectives follow:
Graduates of the Stevens Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering are expected to:
- Apply mathematics, science and maturity of experience to lead in the solution of complex problems in chemical engineering.
- Demonstrate broad-based skills and understanding of problem solving, ethics, social awareness, safety, communication, teamwork and leadership to excel as recognized leaders in their profession.
In addition, a statement of the specific Chemical Engineering Program Outcomes that we aim to see demonstrated in the students we are preparing for the profession follow.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering chemical engineering program from Stevens will:
- Be able to apply basic scientific principles in physics, mathematics, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, materials science and biological sciences as well as principles of material and energy balances, heat, mass and momentum transfer, kinetics and thermodynamics and process control to analyze and solve complex chemical engineering problems.
- Be able to apply the basic chemical engineering concepts, tools and methods to design chemical engineering units and systems and be able to develop and assess alternative designs for chemical engineering systems incorporating considerations such as feasibility, cost, safety, legal/regulatory issues and societal impacts.
- Be able to prepare professional reports and deliver effective presentations to a wide range of audiences.
- Be cognizant of ethical and moral issues and codes relating to chemical engineering and general engineering practice that impact engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts.
- Be able to function on teams and assume leadership roles to create a collaborative and inclusive environment to address engineering problems by establishing goals, planning tasks and meeting objectives.
- Be able to develop and conduct experiments in conjunction with the use of basic instrumentation for process variables measurements, process sensors, process simulators and computer software for applications in process analysis and design.
- Display genuine interest and participate in the activities of the chemical engineering professional societies and pursue knowledge that goes beyond the classroom experience.
- Be able to apply fundamental knowledge in chemical engineering to nurture new technologies from concept to commercialization.