Chemical Engineering


The mission of the Chemical Engineering program is to produce well educated students for professional careers, to advance knowledge, and to make further contributions both in the field of chemical engineering and to society in general, through: a contemporary and dynamic curriculum; modern facilities; excellent teaching; research of high quality; interaction and cooperation with industry to relate and reduce theory to practice; and an intellectually stimulating and enriching environment.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Chemical Engineering Program at the University of Cincinnati will be able to:

  1. Apply their strong foundation in the theory and practice of chemical engineering to pursue successful careers in research, development, industry, academia, government, or other organizations and in graduate programs and professional schools;
  2. Use lifelong learning skills to take advantage of professional development opportunities to acquire new knowledge, skills and experiences, and adapt to changing global markets; and 
  3. Engage in professional service and volunteerism that benefits society and to develop innovative ideas to generate novel solutions that are ethical, socially responsible, safe and environmentally sustainable.

Student Learning Outcomes

Currently, we use the outcomes which are the standard ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission required outcomes for engineering programs:

  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