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Chemical Engineering Learning Outcomes

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 3 student outcomes so that at graduation, students are expected to have:

  • 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.