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Educational Objectives for the Department of Chemical Engineering
Michigan Tech Chemical Engineering alumni:
- are successful early and have sustained success in their professional careers;
- are valued for their hands-on engineering ability and safety culture;
- have effectively communicated their technical knowledge via publications, reports, the Internet, and other media;
- are providing service to society;
- are earning or have earned advanced degrees or have participated in continuing education; and
- have achieved leadership positions in their chosen professions.
Educational Outcomes for the Department of Chemical Engineering
Graduates will have the following:
- 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;
- 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 and societal context;
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning;
- a knowledge of contemporary issues; and
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
In addition, graduates will have the following specific competencies:
- a thorough grounding in chemistry and a working knowledge of advanced chemistry such as organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, materials chemistry, or biochemistry, selected as appropriate to the goals of the program;
- a working knowledge, including safety and environmental aspects, of material and energy balances applied to chemical processes;
- a working knowledge of thermodynamics of physical and chemical equilibria;
- a working knowledge of heat, mass, and momentum transfer;
- a working knowledge of chemical-reaction engineering;
- a working knowledge of continuous and stage-wise operations;
- a working knowledge of process dynamics and control;
- a working knowledge of process design; and
- a working knowledge of modern experimental and computing techniques.