Program Outcomes

ABET Criterion 3. Program Outcomes and Assessment

Engineering programs must demonstrate that their students attain the following outcomes:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Program outcomes are outcomes (a) through (k) plus any additional outcomes that may be articulated by the program. Program outcomes must foster attainment of program educational objectives. There must be an assessment and evaluation process that periodically documents and demonstrates the degree to which the program outcomes are attained.

Department of Chemical Engineering Program Outcomes

The Auburn University Chemical Engineering Program is designed to produce graduates with the following attributes, skills and capabilities:

AUCHEN (A): Our graduates have acquired and can apply knowledge in the areas of mathematics, science and engineering to solve problems encountered in the practice of chemical engineering.

AUCHEN (B): Our graduates have acquired the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

AUCHEN (C): Our graduates have acquired the ability to design systems, components, or processes to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

AUCHEN (D): Our graduates have acquired an ability to function effectively on multidisciplinary teams.

AUCHEN (E): Our graduates have acquired an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

AUCHEN (F): Our graduates will understand and appreciate the need for professional integrity and ethical decision making in the professional practice of chemical engineering.

AUCHEN (G1): Our graduates have acquired the ability to communicate effectively when employing written communications.

AUCHEN (G2): Our graduates have acquired the ability to communicate effectively when employing oral communications.

AUCHEN (H): Our graduates have acquired the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

AUCHEN (I): Our graduates have acquired an appreciation of the need for continued education after graduation as well as possess the ability to engage in life-long learning to maintain and enhance their professional abilities.

AUCHEN (J): Our graduates have acquired an understanding of contemporary issues and their impact on the professional practice of chemical engineering.

AUCHEN (K): Our graduates have acquired the ability to utilize the techniques, skills, modern engineering tools and computer-based technologies necessary for effective chemical engineering practice.

Revised and Approved by CHEN Faculty on November 6, 2009

Last Updated: Oct 25, 2012