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.
The bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Program Educational Objectives
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Outcome 1 assessment plan.
Outcome 2. Be proficient in the oral and written communication of their
work and ideas.
Outcome 2 assessment plan.
Outcome 3. Be proficient in the use of computers, recent computer software,
and computer-based information systems.
Outcome 3 assessment plan.
Outcome 4. Have the ability to learn independently but will also be able
to participate effectively in groups.
Outcome 4 assessment plan.
Outcome 5. Be able to design effective laboratory experiments, to perform
laboratory experiments, to gather data, to analyze data, and to test theories.
Outcome 5 assessment plan.
Outcome 6. Be prepared for a lifetime of continuing education.
Outcome 6 assessment plan.
Outcome 7. Understand the safety and environmental consequences of their
work as chemical engineers and will be able to design safe processes.
Outcome 7 assessment plan.
Outcome 8. Understand their professional and ethical responsibilities.
Outcome 8 assessment plan.
Outcome 9. Have the broad education necessary to understand the impact
of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
Outcome 9 assessment plan.