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Educational Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives: Chemical Engineering

Graduates of the chemical engineering program at the University of Kentucky will:

  • Excel in their chosen career pathways as practicing chemical engineers or through the pursuit of advanced technical or professional degrees
  • Impact their profession through effective leadership, communication, teamwork and creative solution strategies to address global and societal issues
  • Apply their engineering training to contribute to the health, safety, environmental and economic well-being of their communities
  • Seek continuing education, professional development and career advancement opportunities

Student Outcomes for the Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Program:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments and also 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


The University of Kentucky Chemical Engineering and Materials Engineering undergraduate programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. For more information on ABET visit www.abet.org.