Educational Objectives and Learning Outcomes

The Chemical Engineering faculty seek to prepare men and women to be successful as Chemical Engineers. They are strongly committed to provide a high quality education relevant to the needs of society and industry. The program educational objectives are clearly consistent with the mission of the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the Francis College of Engineering.
  • Graduates pursue rewarding professional careers by skillfully leveraging chemical engineering principles.
  • Graduates effectively bridge engineering and non-engineering fields through a commitment to lifelong professional development.
  • Graduates engage in service activities highlighting the societal benefits of engineering principles.

The Chemical Engineering Program has adopted the ABET Criterion student outcomes so that at graduation, students are expected to have: 

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering. 
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. 
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs. 
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams. 
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. 
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 
  • An ability to communicate effectively. 
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context. 
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. 
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues. 
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.