Program educational objectives

The Carnegie Mellon University Chemical Engineering Bachelor of Science degree program strives to produce graduates who:

  • possess deep knowledge of chemical engineering fundamentals and the ability to combine them with advanced modeling and computational strategies to solve complex problems;
  • strive for excellence in their professional activities, with a commitment to safety and ethical practices;
  • understand the impact of their work in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context, which includes valuing the perspective of people with diverse backgrounds and experiences;
  • are excellent communicators;
  • excel both as leaders and as members of working teams; and
  • are well prepared for immediate success in either professional employment or advanced education.

Student outcomes

Students who complete the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University will acquire:

  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; and
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.