The McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. ABET is a federation of 33 professional and technical organizations that represent applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. These member societies join ABET so they can collaborate to review and accredit degree programs in the fields they represent. ABET accredits over 3,100 programs at more than 670 colleges and universities in 24 countries. ABET is recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.
Consistent with the mission of The University of Texas at Austin and the Cockrell School of Engineering, the needs our constituencies and ABET accreditation criteria, we have the following Program Educational Objectives.
Our graduates will:
- Become leading professionals who advance chemical engineering practice and knowledge in multiple fields, such as energy, materials, environmental and systems engineering, electronics, biotechnology, human health, and education.
- Continue to educate themselves as their needs, interests, and circumstances dictate.
- Become ethical and productive engineers, who recognize and acknowledge the local and global impacts of engineering technology on humans and the environment
The faculty has designed a rigorous, demanding, state-of-the-art curriculum that integrates lectures and laboratory experience. It provides a thorough grounding in the basic sciences including chemistry, physics, and/or biology, with content at an advanced level appropriate to the objectives of the program. The curriculum includes the engineering application of these basic sciences to the design, analysis, and control of processes, including the hazards associated with these processes.
Graduation from the chemical engineering degree program signifies attainment of the following 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.