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 90 years.

ABET accredits over 4,500 programs at 895 colleges and universities in 40 countries. Over 2,200 dedicated volunteers participate annually in ABET evaluation activities.

Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Chemical, Biochemical, Biomolecular and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

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:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply 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
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  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
  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
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Program Criteria for the Department of Chemical Engineering

The curriculum includes:

  1. Applications of mathematics, including differential equations and statistics to engineering problems.
  2. College-level chemistry and physics courses, with some at an advanced level.
  3. Engineering application of these sciences to the design, analysis, and control of processes, including the hazards associated with these processes.