Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Mission

The mission of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering undergraduate program is "to educate students in the scientific principles of chemical and biomolecular engineering and provide opportunities to explore their applications in the context of a humanistic education that prepares them to address technological and societal challenges."

Student Outcomes

To achieve its educational mission, the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has established the following set of Program Educational Objectives: Graduates of the Undergraduate Program in Chemical Engineering will:

  1. Apply their broad education in chemical engineering to pursue careers in industry, government agencies, consulting firms, educational institutions, financial institutions, business, law, and medicine.

  2. Pursue graduate studies, research, or continuing education.

  3. Be sensitive to the social, ethical, and technical implications of their work as it affects the environment, safety, and health of citizens worldwide.

In order to achieve these program educational objectives, the chemical engineering program ensures that the graduates are capable of the following Student Outcomes proposed by the accreditation organization ABET:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  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

  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

  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

  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

  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

For enrollment and degree data, visit Lehigh Engineering's Accreditation page.