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:
(a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c) 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
(d) An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
(e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g) An ability to communicate effectively
(h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
(i) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) A knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) Criterion 3. Student Outcomes: Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs.