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California State University, Long Beach
 

Chemical Engineering (ChE)

BS in Chemical Engineering

Mission

The Chemical Engineering program embraces teaching, service and research.

The educational part of the mission consists of:
  • providing rigorous instruction of the core chemical engineering principles.
  • keeping students abreast of the emerging trends in chemical engineering as well as national and global issues.
  • giving students the opportunity to learn modern computational tools.
  • giving students the opportunity to get hands on experience with designing and conducting experiments with chemical process equipment and analytical instrumentation.
  • giving students the opportunity to integrate the knowledge of the ChE curriculum in the design of chemical processes.
  • giving students the opportunity to enhance their written and oral communication skills.
  • giving students the opportunity to hone their interpersonal skills.
The service part of the mission consists of:
  • faculty members serving on department, college and university committees.
  • supporting the endeavors of the student AIChE club and student projects.
  • supporting campus outreach efforts.
  • providing technical support to community problems as needed.
The research part of the mission consists of:
  • faculty members serving on department, college and university committees.
  • supporting the endeavors of the student AIChE club and student projects.
  • supporting campus outreach efforts.
  • providing technical support to community problems as needed.

Program Educational Objectives

The Chemical Engineering Department is a practice-oriented program that aims to develop well-trained professionals who will be successful in their careers and prepared for further advanced studies. In order to achieve this, the program strives to:

  1. Provide the technical foundations to become competent, practicing chemical engineers.
  2. Prepare students for success in workplace relationships, learning to promote personal and professional growth.
  3. Instill an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and create awareness of the societal impact.
  4. Continuously improve the academic program in partnership with industry, alumni, and government.

For ABET accreditation of the Chemical Engineering program after 2012, we will use a new set of Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Prepare graduates with broad knowledge in process design, simulation and optimization, and research and development for new chemical products.
  2. Prepare graduates who communicate effectively and work collaboratively in multidiscipline teams.
  3. Prepare graduates to be productive professionals in technical careers with the highest level of professional ethics.
  4. Prepare graduates with the ability to continue to learn and adapt to future changes in the technical work environment.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Chemical Engineering program uses the same eleven (a-k) student outcomes that are recommended by ABET. These student outcomes are employed to gauge the quality of education that the ChE program is providing.

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints.
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and social context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
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