The CSULB Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The Chemical Engineering bachelor degree program’s educational objective statement is directed towards the career accomplishments and expectations of the alumni. The objectives of the program are that recent alumni become successful in their professional careers, and that they continue on a path of professional development.
Chemical Engineering alumni:
Are on track for a fulfilling and successful professional career.
Are contributors and leaders in providing solutions to important societal challenges as responsible and ethical professionals.
Have taken ownership of their own personal growth and further professional development.
The faculty members of the Department of Chemical Engineering strive to continuously improve the program and the curriculum as well as laboratory facilities to ensure the professional career success of our recent graduates. The goal is to prepare students for a wide range of career routes that use chemical engineering principles with a solid foundation in engineering, math, science, and societal awareness. The scope of this program is broadened by courses from general education as well as specialized technical elective courses in chemical engineering and other engineering disciplines. Students develop teamwork skills and gain interdisciplinary experience particularly in laboratory courses, lecture courses with laboratory components, and the capstone design class that require team projects. This program provides ample opportunities for students to develop communication skills such as oral and poster presentations as well as written technical reports. Students are encouraged to participate in life-long learning activities such as professional meetings on or off campus and field trips. The goal is to have a comprehensive, student-centered program that can allow us to meet the educational objectives.
The Chemical Engineering student learning outcomes “1-7” are the same as those suggested by ABET:
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
The objective of the CSULB Master of Science in Chemical Engineering program is to produce graduates who will be able to:
- Apply foundational knowledge of mathematics, science, humanities, and social sciences
- Synthesize technical knowledge of engineering analysis and design to identify, formulate, and solve problems
- Develop skills necessary to organize and manage groups, to make ethical decisions, to assume leadership roles in their workplace, to function professionally in a globally competitive world, and to communicate engineering results effectively.
Students who complete the CSULB Master of Science in Chemical Engineering program will be able to:
- Solve problems in mathematics through probability, statistics, and differential equations
- Select and conduct engineering experiments, and analyze and evaluate the resulting data
- Apply relevant knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems, including problems in process development, chemical production, and chemical plant safety
- Develop solutions to well-defined chemical engineering problems
- Design a system or process to meet desired needs, including sustainability and within other realistic constraints, such as environmental, economic, social, political, ethical, health and safety, and manufacturability
- Analyze a situation involving multiple conflicting professional, legal, and ethical interests, and determine an appropriate course of action
- Organize and deliver effective written, verbal, and graphical communications
- Assemble new knowledge through life-long, independent learning without the aid of formal instruction
- Demonstrate attributes supportive of the professional practice of engineering; apply leadership principles to direct the efforts of a small group to solve a relatively constrained problem; and function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team to solve open-ended engineering problems.