Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Chemical Engineering Program Educational Objectives:

Educational Objectives

1. Graduates will gain employment in professional careers (often in positions of technical expertise in chemical engineering, but also including professions such as medicine, law, business, finance, non-profit organizations, government, education, etc.) and/or enroll in graduate studies.

2. Graduates will be committed to lifelong learning throughout their careers.

3. Graduates will assume positions of leadership.

4. Graduates will recognize the importance of utilizing their knowledge, skills, and initiative for the benefit of society and demonstrate that understanding through their interactions within their community, in government, or in society as a whole.

Student Outcomes

a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

c. 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

d. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g. An ability to communicate effectively

h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

j. A knowledge of contemporary issues

k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice


Chemical Engineering Enrollment and Graduation Numbers

Academic Year Enrollment Graduates
2012-2013 323 74
2013-2014 370 99
2014-2015 437 97
2015-2016 467 108
2016-2017 459 136


Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.