The Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Program has been accredited by the ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (and its predecessor organizations) since 1976.

ABET, Inc., the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology, is a federation of 28 professional and technical societies representing these fields. Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the U.S., ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 75 years.

Program Educational Objectives

# Category Description
1 Depth In engineering practice, advanced study or original research, UIC Chemical Engineering bachelor’s degree graduates will be effective in applying fundamental principles, scientific knowledge, rigorous analysis, creative design, and conceptual innovation.
2 Breadth Based upon mastery of engineering in a broad, societal context, UIC Chemical Engineering graduates will have successful careers in the public or private sectors, or in the pursuit of graduate education.
3 Professionalism and Service In the service of industry, government, the engineering profession and society at large, graduates will function effectively in the complex modern work environment with clear communication, responsible teamwork, and high standards of ethics, professionalism, safety and protection of the environment.
4 Life-long learning and leadership Based upon a rigorous undergraduate program that is innovative, challenging, open and supportive, graduates will enhance their skills and knowledge through life-long learning and demonstrate professional leadership.

Student Outcomes

# Description ABET PEO
1 Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering a 1
2 Ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems e 1
3 Ability to use techniques, skills, and modern chemical engineering tools necessary for engineering practice k 1
4 Ability to design experiments b 1
5 Ability to conduct experiments b 1
6 Ability to analyze and interpret data b 1
7 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 c 1
8 Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context h 2
9 Knowledge of contemporary issues j 2
10 Recognition of the need for and ability to engage in life-long learning i 4
11 Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams d 3
12 Ability to communicate effectively g 3
13 Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities f 3