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 use basic knowledge in physics, mathematics, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, and biological sciences to address chemical engineering problems (Scientific 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 (Engineering foundations) .
- Be able to design and conduct experiments involving reaction and separation of chemicals, heat, mass and momentum transfer and interpret results (Experimentation).
- 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 (Technical design) .
- 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 (Design assessment).
- 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. (Tools)
- Be able to recognize and achieve high levels of professionalism in chemical engineering practice (Professionalism).
- Be able to assume leadership roles (Leadership).
- Be able to function on teams (Teamwork).
- Be able to prepare professional reports and deliver effective presentations. (Communication).
- Be cognizant of ethical and moral issues and codes relating to chemical engineering and general engineering practice (Ethics and morals).
- Have an understanding of diversity, pluralism, and the impact of chemical engineering practice on the society (Social Issues).
- Display genuine interest and participate in the activities of the chemical engineering professional societies and pursue knowledge that goes beyond the classroom experience (Lifelong learning).
- Be able to apply fundamental knowledge in chemical engineering to nurture new technologies from concept to commercialization (Entrepreneurship).
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