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 identification and solution of problems, development of new and valuable ideas, pursuit of continual professional development, and application of chemical engineering and related skills to new challenges.
- Graduates will be able to succeed in diverse professional environments, working effectively in multifunctional teams, and independently, providing leadership and communicating effectively.
- Graduates will demonstrate professional character exhibited by their ethical behavior, their commitment to responsible safety practices, and their dedication to maintain accountability for the global, societal, and environmental impact of their work.
Upon graduation, Bachelors of Science students in biomedical engineering will demonstrate:
Outcome 1 - an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
Outcome 2 - an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors;
Outcome 3 - an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
Outcome 4 - an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts;
Outcome 5 - an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;
Outcome 6 - an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;
Outcome 7 - an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.