Carnegie Mellon University

Undergraduate Education

The Chemical Engineering department offers a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, and an integrated B.S./M.S. degree for undergraduates. The undergraduate curriculum is at once traditional, stable, but flexible enough to accommodate built-in double majors, specialties, and minors. The curriculum emphasizes the acquisition of knowledge in basic science and mathematics during the first three semesters, acquisition and exercise of knowledge about engineering science in the next three semesters, and acquisition of knowledge and experience with chemical engineering design in the final two semesters. Moreover, lab courses emphasize projects where students work on innovative ideas and decide what equipment to build or use in order to carry out those ideas. 

Program Educational Objectives: The objectives for the program are that within a few years after graduation, graduates will obtain employment or attend graduate school, will advance in their chosen careers, and will be productive and fulfilled professionals.

Student outcomes: The Program has adopted the Student Outcomes listed in the 2018-2019 Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs. Students should have:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • 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
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

The chemical engineering program of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET .

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