Program Educational Objectives and Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science chemical engineering program offered by the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Akron is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The educational objectives of the Chemical Engineering program are to educate and graduate chemcial engineers who, within a few years of graduation, are expected to:

  1. Apply their technical proficiency to make positive contributions as chemical or corrosion engineers or any other career path they choose.
  2. Continue life-long learning through professional activities and training, the pursuit of higher educational degrees, and individual professional improvement.
  3. Contribute to the professional practice of their chosen field through effective communication, leadership, teamwork and service, while exhibiting high ethical and professional standards.

Student Outcomes

To prepare our graduates to meet these Program Educational Objectives the courses are organized around Student 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

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Fall 2013 enrollment in the Bachelor of Science chemical engineering program was 269 students. There were 31 graduates of the program for the 2012-2013 academic year (includes summer 2012, fall 2012 and spring 2013 graduates).