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Program Mission Statement

The chemical engineering department at West Virginia University, Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources' vision will be realized by:

  • Maintaining an emphasis on the execution of ABET-accredited, practical undergraduate chemical engineering and biomedical engineering curricula.
  • Endowing students with the basic skill set needed for the chemical engineering and biomedical engineering professions.
  • Preparing students for success in their chosen fields/careers, emphasis areas include: the formulation and solution of problems, leadership, working in teams, written and verbal communication, ethics and diversity.
  • Contributing to the advancement of society through the application of the STEM disciplines in learning, discovery and service.

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The bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program Assessment

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates will be successful in their professional careers and/or post graduate training as demonstrated by their solution of traditional chemical engineering problems, their solution of problems in extended applications of chemical engineering (especially biological), as well as non-related fields and their development of new and valuable ideas.
  2. Graduates will be able to work competitively in diverse professional environments, as demonstrated by successfully working on teams, working independently, providing leadership, mentoring junior co-workers and communicating effectively.
  3. Graduates will demonstrate professional character exhibited by their ethical behavior, their pursuit of professional registration, their pursuit of life-long learning opportunities, their commitment to responsible safety practices and their articulation of the environmental impact of their work.

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, all bachelors of science students in chemical engineering will:

Outcome 1. Understand and be able to analyze entire chemical processes, including those with life science applications.
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Outcome 2. Be proficient in the oral and written communication of their work and ideas.
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Outcome 3. Be proficient in the use of computers, recent computer software, and computer-based information systems.
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Outcome 4. Have the ability to learn independently but will also be able to participate effectively in groups.
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Outcome 5. Be able to design effective laboratory experiments, to perform laboratory experiments, to gather data, to analyze data, and to test theories.
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Outcome 6. Be prepared for a lifetime of continuing education.
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Outcome 7. Understand the safety and environmental consequences of their work as chemical engineers and will be able to design safe processes.
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Outcome 8. Understand their professional and ethical responsibilities.
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Outcome 9. Have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
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