Department of Chemical Engineering

Accreditation and Educational Objectives

ABET Accreditation

ABET is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. ABET is a federation of 35 professional and technical societies representing these fields. Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the United States, ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 80 years.

ABET accredits over 3,709 programs at 752 colleges and universities in 30 countries. Over 2,200 dedicated volunteers participate annually in ABET evaluation activities.

ABET is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The Chemical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Educational Objectives for the Department of Chemical Engineering

Michigan Tech Chemical Engineering alumni:

  1. are successful early and have sustained success in their professional careers;
  2. are valued for their hands-on engineering ability and safety culture;
  3. have effectively communicated their technical knowledge via publications, reports, the Internet, and other media;
  4. are providing service to society;
  5. are earning or have earned advanced degrees or have participated in continuing education; and
  6. have achieved leadership positions in their chosen professions.

Student Outcomes for the Department of Chemical Engineering

Graduates will have the following:

  • 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;
  • 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 and societal context;
  • i.) recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning;
  • j.) a knowledge of contemporary issues; and
  • k.) 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-1.) 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-2.) a working knowledge, including safety and environmental aspects, of material and energy balances applied to chemical processes;
  • A-3.) a working knowledge of thermodynamics of physical and chemical equilibria;
  • A-4.) a working knowledge of heat, mass, and momentum transfer;
  • A-5.) a working knowledge of chemical-reaction engineering;
  • A-6.) a working knowledge of continuous and stage-wise operations;
  • A-7.) a working knowledge of process dynamics and control;
  • A-8.) a working knowledge of process design; and
  • A-9.) a working knowledge of modern experimental and computing techniques.