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Program Outcomes and Objectives

Chemical Engineering Program Outcomes

Upon graduating with a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech, our graduates will have:
  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, or component or process to meet desired needs
  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 engineeringsolutions in a global and societal 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

Chemical Engineering Program Objectives

The educational objective of our undergraduate program is to produce chemical engineering graduates who, within five years of completing the BS degree, will be successful in a variety of professional careers, including those outside of traditional chemical engineering fields as evidenced by one or more of the following achievements.
  1. Sustaining a career as a problem solver in engineering or other fields that require analytical skills
  2. Professional advancement in positions of increasing leadership and/or responsibility within their chosen career field
  3. Attainment of an advanced degree or advanced certification leading to a career in engineering or science, business, law, medicine, or academia
  4. Bettering society through professional or personal service

  

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