Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Chemical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The chemical engineering program at CSU strives to prepare its graduates to:

  1. Utilize practical engineering skills for productive, gainful, and ethical careers in the chemical and related industries and organizations while being socially responsible; and
  2. Engage in lifelong learning through professional activities and/or the pursuit of higher educational degrees.

Roadmap to Graduation includes a solid foundation in sciences and mathematics, fundamentals in engineering, chemical engineering core areas, and electives.

Chemical Engineering Program Student Outcomes

The student learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (BChE) program include those specified by ABET, with the addition of the outcomes specified by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) for chemical engineering programs.

The Bachelor of Chemical Engineering graduates must have the attributes collectively referred to as the Attributes of an Engineer. Consequently, in line with the Program Outcomes, the Chemical Engineering curriculum aims to educate students to acquire

  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

In addition, the BChE Student Learning Outcomes are mapped into the Principles and Working Knowledge of subject areas required for proficiency in the discipline areas as defined by the Criteria of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE, www.aiche.org).

According to the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the following program criteria apply to engineering programs including "chemical" and similar modifiers in their titles:

“The curriculum must provide a thorough grounding in the basic sciences including chemistry, physics, and/or biology, with some content at an advanced level, as appropriate to the objectives of the program. The curriculum must include the engineering application of these basic sciences to the design, analysis, and control of chemical, physical, and/or biological processes, including the hazards associated with these processes.

Annual Chemical Engineering Degrees Awarded

2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-2021 2021-22
46 46 55 50 63 36

Annual Chemical Engineering Enrollment

2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
215 231 265 215 180 144

Link to Chemical Engineering Catalog