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Degree Programs & Accreditation

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  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BS, ChemE) is the primary professional degree, preparing students  for work in electronics, chemicals and chemical processes, oil production, government, forest products, and other industries; the degree also prepares students for graduate study in Chemical Engineering PhD programs and professional programs in medical, law, or business schools.  The Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Program at UW is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MS, ChemE), non-thesis option, is an intermediate advanced degree intended primarily for students continuing on to a PhD degree.

  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MS, ChemE), thesis option, is an intermediate advanced degree intended primarily for students not continuing on to a PhD degree.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering (PhD, ChemE) is the primary advanced degree, preparing individuals for independent and productive professional careers in industry, government, and academia.

 

Accreditation 

The Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Program at UW offers a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, with or without a Degree Option in Nano and Molecular Engineering.  The Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Program at UW is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

 

Program Educational Objectives

The UW undergraduate chemical engineering program seeks to provide a well-balanced education that prepares students for diverse careers, professional success, creative contributions, and responsible global citizenship. These goals are embodied in the educational objectives below.

Within 3-5 years of graduation, our alumni will:

  • Apply knowledge, tools, and skills learned during our program in their chosen professional career path.

  • Advance in a career as a chemical engineer in industry or government, and/or succeed in advanced graduate or professional training.

  • Contribute professionally to growing areas of technology and the economy.

 

Student Outcomes

We expect our students, by the time they graduate, to attain the following Student Outcomes:

a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to:

(1) Molecular Properties and Collective Behavior

(2) Physical and Chemical Equilibria 

(3) Transport Phenomena

(4) Process Dynamics and Control

(5) Interfacial Phenomena 

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 within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

d. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

e. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems related to:

(1) Materials and Energy Balances

(2) Reaction Engineering

(3) Fluid Flow

(4) Heat Exchange

(5) Continuous and Staged Separations

(6) Molecular or nanoscale phenomena

(7) Process Hazards

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, economic, environmental, and societal context.

i. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

j. a knowledge of contemporary issues.

k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.