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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Accreditation

Our program leading to the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives are defined by ABET as broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve. The Program Educational Objectives of the chemical engineering program (approved by the ChBE faculty in November of 2012) are as follows:

Chemical engineering graduates of Vanderbilt University will achieve the following within a few years:

  1. Be successfully employed in chemical engineering or related industries, in academia, or in government; or
  2. Be engaged in the pursuit of an advanced degree in engineering or other disciplines.

Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes are statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. A set of 7 suggested outcomes are provided by ABET and these have been adopted by the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. These outcomes are as follows:

Graduates of the Chemical Engineering program will have:

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

Student Enrollment and Graduation Rates

The official enrollment is determined each Fall on the 22nd day of class. As of Fall 2018, 138 undergraduate students were enrolled in the chemical engineering program.

The School of Engineering conferred 55 Bachelor of Engineering degrees in chemical engineering in May 2018. Statistics concerning graduation rates and job placement are maintained by the School of Engineering and can be viewed at:

https://engineering.vanderbilt.edu/academics/Undergraduate/placement-reports.php