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.
The department implements regular processes for assessing and evaluating all ABET Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes. Review the Chemical Engineering assessment process.
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.
The Chemical Engineering program prepares students to attain the following outcomes by the time of graduation.
Student Outcomes that foster attainment of the Program Educational Objectives are the following:
(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 multi-disciplinary 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 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.
(l) a recognition of industrial health and safety issues, and an ability to engage in fostering and exercising health and safety rules and regulations
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.