The Bachelor of Science Program in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years after graduation, graduates of the chemical engineering program are expected to obtain the ability to…

  1. function successfully in a variety of fields in chemical engineering or in advanced study that uses the problem solving skills taught in chemical engineering.
  2. identify problems, collect necessary information, and analyze data to draw appropriate conclusions, and make informed decisions.
  3. function effectively in a diverse workplace using interpersonal and communicative skills gained from their chemical engineering training
  4. recognize an economic, environmental, health and safety, or sustainability situation in need of improvement, then, make suggestions that improve this situation.

Student Outcomes

As revised by the ABET EAD October 20, 2017 Applicable beginning in the 2019-20 cycle.  Northeastern Department of Chemical Engineering adopted these on March 27, 2018.  Reviewed by the UEC and approved on March 21, 2018.  Discussed by the IAB on April 19, 2018.  They were implemented into the program during the Spring 2018 semester. There are no substantial changes compared to the previous outcomes SO a-k.

The program must have documented student outcomes that support the program educational objectives. Attainment of these outcomes prepares graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering.

Student outcomes are outcomes (1) through (7):

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex chemical engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics (formerly SO a, e, and k).
  2. An ability to apply chemical 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 as well as identifying and mitigating the hazards associated with that design to promote health and safety (formerly SO c and k).
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences (formerly SO g).
  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 including protecting the public and the environment by performing their work in a safe and environmentally conscious manner. (formerly SO f, h, and j).
  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 (formerly SO d).
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions (formerly SO b and k).
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies (formerly SO i).

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Student enrollment and graduation data for this program is posted here.