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Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

In compliance with ABET, the Department of Chemical Engineering at Auburn University has developed and maintained a well-defined set of Program Educational Objectives and desired Student Outcomes. The objectives and outcomes undergo continuous review and modification to assure the quality of our program and graduates. Our review process employs feedback instruments such as surveys and other assessment tools. These broad objectives describe the career and professional accomplishments of our graduates consistent with our constituents' needs and expectations. The most recent version of our educational objective list is given below.

1. Our graduates apply their technical proficiency for the professional practice of chemical engineering or any other career path they choose.

(a) They successfully utilize practical engineering skills and have productive, gainful, and ethical careers in chemical and related industries and organizations.

(b) They successfully pursue advanced technical and professional degrees.

(c) They successfully transition into other professional areas, such as medicine, law, business or management.

2. Our graduates contribute to the professional practice of their chosen field through effective communication, leadership, teamwork, and service, while maintaining high ethical and professional standards.

3. Our graduates apply high standards in the performance of their professional work including global and societal issues such as health, safety, and the protection of the environment.

4. Our graduates demonstrate continued life-long learning through professional activities and training, the pursuit of higher educational degrees, and individual professional improvement.

Approved by Chemical Engineering Alumni Industrial Advisory Board and CHEN Faculty: September 2015

Student Outcomes

Our graduates have acquired:

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.