The University of Florida chemical engineering program prepares its graduates to enter the practice of engineering or related activity, for graduate studies in engineering, and for productive, competent and responsible citizenship.
The undergraduate curriculum in chemical engineering has been professionally accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The program provides a broad education while allowing the student to select an area of emphasis. A strong foundation in mathematics, science and basic engineering sciences is emphasized. Building on this foundation, the student begins to acquire a working knowledge of current technology in some of the primary subject areas of chemical engineering, including material and energy balances, transport phenomena, heat transfer, mass transfer, reaction kinetics and reactor design, control systems, process economics and design of process systems.
Laboratory and design experience is integrated throughout the curriculum. Humanities and social science courses are included to improve communication skills and to prepare students for the socio-economic environment in which engineering is practiced.
The Chemical Engineering Program at UF is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
Review the accreditation policies of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.
ABET Assessment Processes
The department implements regular processes for assessing and evaluating all ABET Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes. Review the Chemical Engineering assessment process.
Program Educational Objectives
Within a few years of obtaining a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Florida, the recent graduate will achieve the following:
- Graduates will demonstrate professional engineering competence via promotions and/or positions of increasing responsibility.
- Graduates will be successful in pursuing advanced degrees in chemical engineering or in other disciplines.
- Graduates will be able to work in diverse professional environments as demonstrated in their pursuit of continuing education, professional certification/registration, and/or career path into business, government, education, etc.
Student Outcomes that foster attainment of the Program Educational Objectives are the following:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- 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
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- 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
- 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
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
The Chemical Engineering program prepares students to attain the following outcomes by the time of graduation.
Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded
The students, faculty, and support personnel of the Chemical Engineering Department are committed to act in accordance to the highest academic and professional principles. Review the Chemical Engineering Department Ethics Standards.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Florida.