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ChE Accreditation

The CSULB Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


Program Educational Objectives

The Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering Program Educational Objectives are to produce well-rounded graduates who, after entering the chemical engineering practice, will progress to leadership roles by:

  1. Applying the knowledge, principles, and skills of chemical engineering to the solution of complex engineering problems;
  2. Practicing safety, sustainability, and ethics throughout their professional careers;
  3. Communicating effectively and working collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams;
  4. Pursuing lifelong learning through continued education, professional registration, and participation in professional organizations.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Chemical Engineering program uses the same 11 student outcomes that are recommended by ABET. These student outcomes are employed to gauge the quality of education that the ChE program is providing.

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 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
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 lifelong learning
j. a knowledge of contemporary issues
k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Enrollment and Degree Data

Chemical Engineering Program Enrollment and Degree Data
Semester BS Enrollment BS Degrees Awarded
Fall 2017 323 114
Fall 2016 362 99
Fall 2015 324 63
Fall 2014 299 49
Fall 2013 263 42