ABET Accreditation for the Chemical Engineering Program

The goal of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department is to prepare baccalaureate graduates with the necessary skills so that they can contribute to a highly technical global society through their professional careers.  The philosophy of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering faculty is to provide a strong theoretical foundation supported by practical applications of that knowledge, which is consistent with the missions of the College of Engineering and The University of Akron. 

We expect that our graduates will meet certain Program Objectives within the first several years after graduate; these Program Objectives are reviewed by alumni, the Advisory Board and the faculty of the department.  The Program Objectives of the Chemical &Biomolecular EngineeringDepartment are that:

A. Our graduates will apply their technical proficiency to make positive contributions as chemical or corrosion engineers or any other career path they choose.

B. Our graduates will continue life-long learning through professional activities and training, the pursuit of higher educational degrees, and individual professional improvement.

C. Our graduates will contribute to the professional practice of their chosen field through effective communication, leadership, teamwork and service, while exhibiting high ethical and professional standards.

To prepare our graduates to meet these Program Objectives the courses are organized around Learning Outcomes which describe what our students should be able to do as a result of completing their course work.  Graduates of the Chemical Engineering Program must be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • Relate chemical structure to material properties
  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
  • 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
  • Function on multidisciplinary teams
  • Identify, formulate, and solve chemical engineering problems
  • Understand professional and ethical responsibility
  • Communicate effectively
  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • Recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues
  • To use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice