Chemical Engineering Educational Mission and Goals

Educational Mission of the Engineering Program

The educational mission of the Chemical Engineering program is to provide students with a unique interdisciplinary academic foundation on which to continue developing intellectual capacity, and the scholarly training needed to address complex problems in chemical engineering and materials science with emphasis on advances in biochemical engineering, biomedical engineering, and nanotechnology.

Undergraduate Major in Chemical Engineering

Program Educational Objectives: Graduates of the Chemical Engineering program will
(1) demonstrate achievement by applying a broad knowledge of chemical engineering;
(2) apply critical reasoning and quantitative skills to identify and solve problems in chemical engineering;
(3) implement skills for effective communication and teamwork;
(4) demonstrate the potential to effectively lead chemical engineering projects in industry, government, or academia;
(5) exhibit a commitment to lifelong learning.
(Program educational objectives are those aspects of engineering that help shape the curriculum; achievement of these objectives is a shared responsibility between the student and UCI.)

Chemical Engineering Student Outcomes

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  2. 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;
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  4. 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;
  5. 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;
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) Criterion 3. Student Outcomes [Changes, Revisions and Proposed Program Criteria] (